CVS agrees to buy Aetna for 69 billion in deal that could shake up health

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CVS strikes deal to buy Aetna for 69 billion

- axios.com
03 Dec 2017
CVS Health, which has been in talks to buy the health insurance company Aetna, will make the purchase for $69 billion in cash and stock, the Wall Street Journal reports . The merger will bring together health insurance and pharmacy services in the same company.

CVS Is Said to Buy Aetna for 67 5 Billion, Remaking Sector

03 Dec 2017
The deal combines the largest U.S. drugstore chain with the third-biggest health insurer, rolling Aetna's health insurance business with CVS's drug plans and retail operations. In doing so, it may herd some of Aetna's 22 million customers into CVS drugstores when they fill a prescription through CVS's drug plans. It will also give Aetna's insurance plans a closer ...
- bloomberg.com

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in 69 billion deal that could shake up health

- washingtonpost.com
03 Dec 2017
The deal would also protect against competition from health insurers, particularly UnitedHealth Group, that have brought the business of negotiating drugs in-house instead of buying services from a middleman. It will effectively cut out the middleman in negotiating drug prices for health insurers, since CVS is that middleman today, and lock in Aetna's medical members for ...

CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna The Bulletin

03 Dec 2017
Aetna shareholders will own about 22 percent of the combined company, while CVS shareholders will own the remainder, the sources said. Three Aetna directors, including Aetna's Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini, will join CVS's board of directors, the sources added.
- norwichbulletin.com

CVS Health to buy Aetna in 69B deal

- healthcaredive.com
03 Dec 2017
According to Wall Street Journal's sources, CVS is preparing to retrofit portions of its pharmacies to become community health centers where consumers can ask questions about health coverage and costs. This idea aligns with recent comments from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, who has signaled a sweeping change within Aetna to become more of a healthcare company, instead of just ...

CVS to Buy Aetna for 69 Billion, Combining Major Health WSJ

03 Dec 2017
In an agreement that has been months in the making and is likely to be announced later Sunday, Aetna stockholders are to receive $207 per share--$145 in cash and 0.8378 of a CVS share, or $62, in stock, according to people familiar with the matter. That represents a premium of about 29% to where...
- wsj.com

Aetna deal to change how big employers buy health benefits By Reuters

- investing.com
03 Dec 2017
CVS is the No. 2 U.S. provider of prescription drug benefits and competes with larger rival Express Scripts Holding Co (O:ESRX ). Aetna is the nation's No. 3 health insurer, competing against UnitedHealth Group Inc (N:UNH ), Anthem and Cigna to provide coverage for doctor and hospital visits.
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