Cigna News

Cigna Sells Group Disability Insurance Business to New York Life in $6.3 Billion Deal

Health insurer Cigna Corp. said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its disability insurance and accidental death coverage unit for company employees to New York Life Insurance Co for $6.3 billion. The company said it expects to use the …

Cigna Plan Will Cover Expensive Breakthrough Gene Therapies

Health insurer Cigna Corp. said on Thursday it had introduced a plan to fully cover costs for expensive gene therapies, eliminating any out-of-pocket payments for customers. Gene therapies, which in general aim to treat diseases by manipulating genes at a …

Cigna Eyes Sale of Group Life, Disability Business to Concentrate on Health: Reuters

U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp is exploring a sale of its group benefits insurance business, which could be valued at as much as $6 billion, four people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The unit for sale offers disability …

Cigna CEO Says Ending Benefits Manager Rebates Won’t Harm Commercial Market

The U.S. government’s proposal to eliminate rebates that pharmacy benefit managers receive from drugmakers will not have a meaningful impact on growth, and does not affect the commercial market, Cigna Corp. Chief Executive Officer David Cordani said on Friday. Investors …

Icahn Warns Cigna Shareholders to Vote Against ‘Overpriced’ Express Scripts Deal

Activist investor Carl Icahn said shareholders in Cigna Corp. should vote against the $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefits firm Express Scripts Holding Co. because the health insurer is “dramatically overpaying.” “Cigna management is offering to pay an all-time high price …

Cigna Confident About Express Scripts Deal, Despite Icahn Opposition

Cigna Corp. said on Thursday it was confident of winning shareholder approval for its $52 billion Express Scripts buyout, a day after reports that investor Carl Icahn had picked up a stake in the insurer and was planning to vote …

Investor Icahn to Oppose Cigna-Express Deal, Fearing Amazon Threat: Sources

Activist investor Carl Icahn has built a sizable stake in Cigna Corp. and plans to oppose the health insurer’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefits firm Express Scripts Holding Co., according to people familiar with the matter. Chief among Icahn’s concerns …

How Insurer and Benefit Manager Mergers Squeeze Out Smaller Pharmacies

Over 20 years, Brian Komoto built a thriving pharmacy in California’s Central Valley. Each day, his nurses would travel the vast agricultural region’s roads to help hepatitis C patients take a grueling regimen of shots. Then, in 2016, 20 percent …

Startups Selected for Inaugural InsurTech Acceleration Program in Hartford

Hartford InsurTech Hub, an initiative established in 2017 by Hartford, Conn.-based insurance companies, the city of Hartford and CTNext, has selected the 2018 group of 11 startups that will participate in its inaugural acceleration program, The InsurTech Accelerator. Hartford InsurTech …

Startupbootcamp Launches Insurtech Accelerator in Hartford

Startupbootcamp, a London-based insurance accelerator that focuses on identifying globally-located disruptive and collaborative insurance and technology innovations, has announced the launch of its new InsurTech Accelerator in Hartford, Conn., designed specifically to rapidly scale insurance-focused technology startups. The InsurTech Accelerator, …