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Missouri: Aetna-Humana Merger Anticompetitive In Four Product Lines

Missouri: Aetna-Humana Merger Anticompetitive In Four Product Lines

The Missouri Department of Insurance said that if federal regulators approve the Aetna-Humana merger, the state would block the combined company from selling certain insurance plans because the merger would have anticompetitive effects.

The preliminary order, released Tuesday evening, would block the company from selling individual health insurance (other than catastrophic plans), small group health insurance, group Medicare Advantage and individual Medicare Advantage plans in 65 of Missouri's 114 counties. It does allow Aetna and Humana to submit a plan to remedy the anticompetitive impacts the department has identified, and therefore continue to sell these sorts of plans in the...

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