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Walmart-Humana Merger Rumored

Walmart is in early conversations with Humana to potentially acquire the health insurer.  The two corporations have a successful partnership history in selling  co-branded, prescription drug plans to seniors.   The success of the Humana-Walmart drug plans are a major reason for the growth in Humana’s stand-alone prescription drug plan market, up 7.2 percent in 2017 compared with 2016.

This is the second time in recent years that Humana has been party to merger initiatives.   Efforts begun in 2016  to merge health insurers Aetna and Humana were officially terminated in early 2017.   A ruling by U.S. Federal District Judge John Bates blocking the merger of the two companies on antitrust grounds was not contested by the two insurance giants.

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