AETNA Vows to Fight For Merger

-From Christopher Westfall

July 21, 2016

The Justice Department has filed two separate suits to prevent the merger between both Aetna and Humana and the merger of CIGNA and Blue Cross.

Today, Aetna said that they will defend their acquisition of Humana and gave the substantial reasons why such a merger is a good thing for the country.

Among the reasons given, Aetna says that the combined company would “Improve affordability, quality, and consumer choice.”
Their stats show that a combined Aetna/Humana company would still only serve 8% of eligible Medicare beneficiaries, far from the monopoly that the Justice Department will argue would result from the combined forces.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and expect that Obama's Justice Department will do everything in their power to prevent the merger, and it might ultimately be settled by a federal judge.

The original Aetna press release can be found here.

 

Medicare Supplement Training

 

Donut Hole Explained – Coverage Gap in 2015

This new graphical flyer from Humana does a good job of explaining how the donut hole applies to the Medicare recipients on their Part D drug plan (or embedded drug plan in their MAPD).

Click here for the PDF flyer: Doughnut Hole for 2015

Doughnut Hole for 2015

 

And here's a helpful video that Chris did for his clients to explain the doughnut hole.. this video is from 2013, but you'll get the point!

See the video:
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