Bloomberg: Humana/Aetna deal close, with stock up 6.4 percent in response to the news Thursday, Jun 25 2015 

Humana horizontalBloomberg Business reports Aetna Inc. is closing in on a deal for Louisville-based Humana, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.” Humana’s stock has popped in response to the news, up 6.4 percent on the day, as of 2:20 p.m. on … Continue reading

Louisville health care firms see stocks bump on Supreme Court decision Thursday, Jun 25 2015 

Health care reform5Shares of Louisville’s health care firms trended upward today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama administration in maintaining state insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Humana saw the biggest jump, at 2.2 percent, as of early afternoon. … Continue reading

Aetna made takeover bid to Humana, Wall Street Journal reports Saturday, Jun 20 2015 

Humana horizontalAetna has made a takeover proposal to Humana during the last few days, according to a report Saturday in The Wall Street Journal. The report offered no further details. The reported proposal comes amid a flurry of consolidation talk and … Continue reading

Humana could be left behind as health care industry merger mania heats up Tuesday, Jun 16 2015 

Humana horizontalIn a significant twist, the latest news of mergers and acquisitions among the nation’s biggest health care companies leaves open the possibility that the industry could consolidate without Louisville’s Humana being included in a major deal. The Wall Street Journal reported late Monday that … Continue reading

Humana stock drops as Anthem eyes Cigna buyout Monday, Jun 15 2015 

Humana horizontalIt looks like a rumored Humana suitor has withdrawn itself from consideration for a takeover of the Louisville company. On Monday, Anthem made a $45 billion buyout bid for health insurance rival Cigna Corp., pricing it at $175 per share, according to multiple … Continue reading

Does Humana’s high stock price signal it’s likely to get bought? Friday, Jun 12 2015 

Humana horizontalThe ongoing Humana takeover rumors have sent the homegrown company’s stock into the stratosphere. It’s trading at close to $213.50 per share as of early Friday afternoon, up 23 percent in a month. And while the rocket ride might seem to suggest a strengthening … Continue reading

Most Kentucky insurers seeking rate increases for next year Wednesday, Jun 3 2015 

medical-563427_640All but one of the health insurance companies that sell policies on the individual market in Kentucky are asking the state to permit them to raise rates for 2016, according to information made public Wednesday by the Kentucky Department of Insurance. … Continue reading

Air Louisville wins $25,000 grant to expand innovative inhaler program Tuesday, May 5 2015 

Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 1.28.04 PMThe American Lung Association of Kentucky presented a $25,000 grant to Louisville’s Institute of Healthy Air, Water and Soil on Tuesday to support Air Louisville, a community program focused on asthma treatment and prevention. Not coincidentally, Tuesday is also World Asthma Day 2015. Air Louisville is … Continue reading

Humana’s profits and revenues up, but earnings miss estimates Wednesday, Apr 29 2015 

Humana_at_NYSE_1.JPG.scaled1000Humana’s latest quarterly earnings report shows the Louisville-based insurance firm upping both its revenues and net income, although earnings still didn’t match Wall Street estimates. Consequently, the firm’s stock took a hit on the news. The earnings are for the first quarter … Continue reading

Louisville-based health care IT firm Deyta sold to HEALTHCAREfirst Thursday, Apr 23 2015 

health ITThe beat goes on for Bruce Lunsford. Deyta LLC, the Louisville-based health care IT firm of which Lunsford is chairman, announced Thursday afternoon it has been acquired by HEALTHCAREfirst, a Springfield, Mo.-based home health and hospice care company. The company did not … Continue reading

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