$WCG (WellCare Health Plans, Inc.)

$WCG {{ '2016-08-30T11:32:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WCG said it appointed Mark Leenay as chief medical director, care model, effective Aug. 29, 2016. Leenay will provide strategic leadership for the company's model of care and care management programs to increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of clinical outcomes.

$ANTM {{ '2017-09-20T12:28:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANTM has entered into an agreement to acquire HealthSun, an integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and healthcare delivery networks in Florida. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by 2017-end, were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be slightly accretive to Anthem's earnings in 2018.

$LH {{ '2017-09-11T20:39:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH announced that for the period of Sept 11, 2017 to March 9, 2018, its Zero Coupon Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2021 will accrue contingent cash interest at a rate of 0.125% of the average market price of a Zero Coupon Note for the five trading days ended Sept 8, 2017. The payment of contingent cash interest is expected on March 9, 2018.

$ANTM {{ '2017-08-30T18:08:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANTM, a health benefits company, has announced Tomas Orozco as President of its Medicare east region. He will oversee Anthem’s Medicare operations in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. Orozco was President of Simply Healthcare’s Medicare business in Florida.

$UNH {{ '2017-08-29T12:32:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Optum, part of $UNH, and $ABCO's health care business will combine. The BoD of $ABCO unanimously approved the merger agreement and has recommended that its stockholders adopt the merger agreement. The merger is expected to close by the end of 2017 or in early 2018. The transaction is expected to be neutral to $UNH's EPS in the first year.

$HUM {{ '2017-08-28T20:58:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM completed $1.50Bil accelerated share repurchase program, repurchasing a total of about 6.67MM shares at an average price of $224.81 per share. This was completed as part of its current $2.25Bil share repurchase authorization expiring on Dec. 31, 2017. As of Aug. 28, 2017, about $750MM of the total $2.25Bil authorization was remaining.

$LH {{ '2017-08-25T12:20:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH said the Federal Trade Commission had granted its request for early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act applicable to $LH's acquisition of Chiltern International Group. The acquisition is expected to be closed on or around Sept. 1, 2017.

$LH {{ '2017-08-25T12:18:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH said Brian Caveney, who currently serves as chief medical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, will fill a newly created role as enterprise-wide chief medical officer of $LH, effective Sept. 25. Caveney will report to David King, chairman and CEO of LabCorp.

$LH {{ '2017-08-25T12:15:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH said it received antitrust approval for its previously announced  $1.2Bil cash acquisition of Chiltern International Group Limited. The acquisition is expected to be closed on or around September 1, 2017.

$LH {{ '2017-08-24T14:02:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH appointed Brian Caveney to a newly created role as enterprise-wide chief medical officer, effective Sept. 25, 2017. Caveney will report to David King, chairman and CEO of LabCorp.

$HUM {{ '2017-08-21T21:07:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM, an insurance company, has elected Frank Bisignano as a member of its BoD. Bisignano is Chairman of the Board and CEO of First Data. His election brings the number of Humana Directors to 11.

$HUM {{ '2017-08-18T15:28:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM's BoD declared a cash dividend of $0.40 per share payable to stockholders on October 27, 2017 of record on September 29, 2017.

$DGX {{ '2017-08-18T14:15:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DGX declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.45 per share, payable on Oct 18, 2017 to shareholders as on Oct 3, 2017.

$UNH {{ '2017-08-16T11:49:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Diversified healthcare provider $UNH's Board has authorized cash dividends for its shareholders. The company's shareholders will receive $0.75 per share, which will be paid on September 19. Cut-off date for dividend payment is September 8.

$UNH {{ '2017-08-16T11:39:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Healthcare provider $UNH announced changes in its leadership team. Effective September 1, David Wichmann who is currently donning the role of President will take over as CEO of the company. Current CEO Stephen will be taking the newly created role of Executive Chairman, while current Chairman Richard Burke will become lead independent director.

$LH {{ '2017-08-16T11:23:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH priced its offering of $1.2Bil of senior notes. The offering consists of two tranches: $600MM of 3.25% senior notes due 2024 and $600MM of 3.6% senior notes due 2027. The closing is expected to occur on Aug. 22, 2017. $LH plans to use proceeds for general corporate purposes, including repayment at maturity of 2.20% senior notes due Aug. 23.

$MOH {{ '2017-08-15T21:01:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MOH's subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc., has been selected by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to enter into a statewide Medicaid managed care contract. The start date for the new four-year contract is scheduled for January 1, 2018, with options to renew annually for up to four additional years.

$HUM {{ '2017-08-15T19:10:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM signed a new contract with Summit Health that provides in-network access for Humana Medicare members at Summit Health facilities and providers in south-central Pennsylvania. The contract is effective Aug. 1, 2017. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

$CNC {{ '2017-08-15T15:54:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Healthcare company $CNC said its Illinois subsidiary IlliniCare Health was awarded the Medicaid Managed Care Program by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The four-year agreement includes an option to renew the contract for up to an additional four years. The program is expected to commence on January 1, 2018.

$LH {{ '2017-08-15T13:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Life sciences firm $LH said it will offer senior unsecured notes that would rank equally with the company’s existing and future senior unsecured debt. The notes are expected to be issued in two tranches. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including repayment of debt.

$AET {{ '2017-08-10T19:48:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AET, a healthcare company, has informed that it has completed a public offering of $1Bil of 3.875% senior notes due in 2047. It intends to use the proceeds to repay a portion of its 1.5% senior notes and floating-rate senior notes, both due in 2017, and for general corporate purposes.

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