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DOJ Grants Preliminary Approval on CVS-Aetna Merger

The Department of Justice granted preliminary approval for CVS and Aetna to move forward with their $69 billion merger, signaling a potential change in how many American consumers access health care. On September 27, Aetna announced their agreement to sell their Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans to ease…

11 Oct 18
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Aetna to Sell Medicare Part D Business to WellCare Health Plans

Plans for the Future Aetna has agreed to sell the assets from their Medicare Part D business to WellCare Health Plans in hopes of greasing the rails for approval of its merger with CVS. The financial terms of the transaction have not yet been disclosed. However, the deal is contingent upon approval from…

28 Sep 18
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Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Gets Antitrust Approval

Updates on Upcoming Mergers Cigna has received antitrust approval for their acquisition of Express Scripts. The deal is predicted to fully close by the end of 2018. This is also good news for the CVS-Aetna merger, as that antitrust approval is still in the works. Cigna’s acquisition of Express Scripts was first announced about…

19 Sep 18
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UPDATE: Minnesota Medicare Cost Plan Changes for 2019

Here’s more information on the counties in which Minnesota Medicare Cost plans will no longer be available and a list of important dates for agents and Minnesota Cost plan members to keep in mind. In June, we wrote Medicare Cost plan beneficiaries in several Minnesota counties would see their current coverage terminated due to

11 Sep 18
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CVS-Aetna & Cigna-Express Scripts Deals Likely to Get Approval

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly very close to approving the mergers between CVS and Aetna and Cigna and Express Scripts. Those familiar with the deals predict the DOJ’s formal antitrust approvals will come within the next several weeks. Update on the CVS-Aetna Merger Regulators reportedly have some concerns that the almost $70 billion deal between…

CMS Mistakenly Sends BCBS Termination Notices to Over 38,000

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday that, due to incorrect information, it mistakenly sent out termination notices to around 38,700 Medicare beneficiaries with plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

6 Sep 18
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Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018 Introduced

On August 10, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) introduced H.R. 6662, the Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018, into Congress. If passed, the bill will amend Section 1851(e)(2)(F) of title XVIII in the Social Security Act to “extend the special election period under part C of the Medicare program for certain deemed individuals enrolled…

31 Aug 18
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Ritter Insurance Marketing Makes List of Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania

Ritter Insurance Marketing is proud to announce that is has been named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s 22nd annual list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania.

23 Jul 18
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