Tag Archives: UnitedHealthcare

Will Diplomat Pharmacy Survive?

Diplomat found that competing successfully with large specialty pharmacies owned by Cigna/ESI, CVS Health/Caremark and UnitedHealth/OptumRx has been more difficult than projected

Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Testing Acceptance Growing

Aspects of market change, like pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing, has become increasingly incorporated into medical plan coverage

UnitedHealth Group Building Pharmacy Business Through OptumRx

OptumRx acquired two pharmaceutical companies in the third quarter of 2018: Genoa Healthcare and Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Listen closely and you can hear Amazon’s footprints as the reason for these acquisitions. Amazon’s recent acquisition of PillPack has accelerated merger and consolidation activities among insurers and pharmacies. UnitedHealth Group is following the strategy seen earlier this year […]

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Market Continues to Evolve

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Market Continues to Evolve. Recent consolidation in the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry has resulted in major market share divided by the three market leaders: Express Scripts, CVS Health (Caremark), and OptumRx (UnitedHealth Group). PBMs remain searching for a value proposition beyond drug distribution with their employer clients. As long as PBMs […]

Anthem-Cigna Merger Affected by Blues Plans

BlueCross Blue Shield Plans: Access Market Intelligence

Anthem-Cigna Merger Affected by Blues Plans The large employer market is playing the lead role in the Anthem-Cigna merger lawsuit. The Department of Justice stated that the health insurance merger would create major concentration when selling health plans and services to large employers. (Health Affairs Blog, December 28, 2016) One interesting aspect of the Anthem-Cigna […]

The Anthem Cigna merger: 10 things to Know

The Anthem Cigna merger: 10 things to Know – Published July 24, 2015 By Tracey Walker, Managed Healthcare Executive Anthem’s acquisition of Cigna is being called the first “merger of titans” by industry watchers. The forces of consolidation are well under way and the merger was not totally unexpected—all of insurance is going through similar […]