Cigna Anthem Merger may not get done

FROM LIFEHEALTHPRO: Bloomberg) — Cigna Corp.’s acquisition by health-insurance rival Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) may not be approved this year, Cigna (NYSE:CI) said Friday in a regulatory filing. Shares of both companies declined. An analyst said the delay could be a sign of trouble for the deal, which is one of two pending health insurance combinations being scrutinized by regulators. Regulators have expressed concern …

Big Plan mergers not done deal.

The chief executive officers of Aetna Inc. and Anthem Inc. are confident that their planned acquisitions of rivals Humana and Cigna, respectively, will go forward. Shareholders have approved the $54.2 billion and $47.5 billion transactions, and both are expected to close in the second half of the year. Yet a closer look at how the Department of Justice is treating …