Kentucky health experts discuss genetic testing and personalized treatments for cancer, heart disease and more Saturday, Aug 1 2015 

GenetictestingBy John Gregory | KET This story first appeared on KET.org and is reposted here with permission. Imagine a time when your health records don’t simply contain a history of the conditions you’ve been treated for, but instead include a … Continue reading

Humana beats earnings estimates, misses on revenues Wednesday, Jul 29 2015 

Photo by Stephen GeorgeLouisville’s Humana Inc. just posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, and it showed the firm not only boosting revenues and net income, but also exceeding analyst estimates for earnings-per-share. This is newsworthy, as Humana had disappointed on … Continue reading

Congressional committee to hold hearings on health insurance industry consolidation, including Humana-Aetna deal Monday, Jul 27 2015 

Photo by Stephen GeorgeThe U.S. House Judiciary Committee plans to hold hearings in September to examine the proposed mergers of Humana and Aetna, as well as Anthem and Cigna. These deals will be examined as part of broader hearings exploring the state of competition … Continue reading

Anthem enters deal to buy Cigna for $48.4 billion Friday, Jul 24 2015 

hovyvjpywpcghnbuagzyIn news that must sound familiar to area residents, two U.S. health care giants have agreed to merge. In this case, Anthem Inc. has agreed to purchase Cigna Corp. for $48.4 billion. It is yet another health industry game-changing merger, coming … Continue reading

What to make of the jobs talk around the Aetna-Humana deal Thursday, Jul 9 2015 

Mayor Greg Fischer, Gov. Steve Beshear, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on Monday in Louisville. | Photo from @louisvillemayorLate on Monday afternoon, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear held a meeting at Metro Hall with Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, and Bruce Broussard, his counterpart at Humana. The meeting came hours after the two corporate heads participated in a conference call with … Continue reading

Aetna downgraded following news of Humana deal, stock plummets Monday, Jul 6 2015 

Humana horizontalThe news that Connecticut-based insurance firm Aetna has agreed to purchase Louisville’s Humana has prompted an analyst to downgrade Aetna’s rating, acting as a likely catalyst for investors to flee the stock. As a result, Aetna’s stock has taken a beating and … Continue reading

Humana revises earnings down for quarter, year Monday, Jul 6 2015 

Humana horizontalIn the wake of the news that Humana agreed to be sold to Hartford, Conn. insurance giant Aetna for $37 billion, or about $230 per share, the Louisville company on Monday also revised its second quarter and annual projected earnings. The firm said its estimated … Continue reading

Aetna expects Humana’s Louisville workforce will remain, possibly increase, under deal Monday, Jul 6 2015 

Photo by Stephen GeorgeIn a conference call Monday morning, Aetna Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said the Connecticut-based company expects to maintain Humana’s more than 12,000-person local workforce — and possibly increase it — after its proposed $37 billion acquisition of the Louisville company is approved by federal … Continue reading

Mayor Fischer: Humana sale could grow jobs in Louisville; Humana Foundation to remain intact Friday, Jul 3 2015 

Photo by Stephen GeorgeMayor Greg Fischer is casting the sale of Humana as a potential positive for the city, saying he believes the deal could actually lead to more jobs in Louisville. As previously reported by IL, Humana has agreed to be purchased by Aetna for $37 billion, or $230 per … Continue reading

‘A Message from Bruce Broussard': IL obtains copy of Humana CEO’s email to employees announcing sale Friday, Jul 3 2015 

Humana horizontalRumors of a Humana sale have been swirling for a while, and on Thursday evening, The Wall-Street Journal reported Aetna was closing in on a deal to purchase the Louisville company. This morning, Humana employees awoke to learn the deal was … Continue reading

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