Aetna to acquire Humana, a leading U.S. based provider of healthcare insurance plans and services
The deal, which was announced on July 3, 2015, brings together two organisations that share a strong commitment to the provision of innovative, technology-driven products, services and solutions that improve the health of populations.
Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini said, “The acquisition of Humana aligns two great companies and will significantly advance our strategy of more effectively serving members in a rapidly changing health care industry.”
He noted the combination “will allow us to continue to invest in excellent service for our members and strengthen our partnerships with providers to deliver high quality care at an affordable price. We have great respect for Humana, their talented team, their culture and their strong medical management capabilities. We look forward to working with them following the closing, as we enhance our combined portfolio of innovative health care offerings to provide significant benefits to consumers, employers and providers, and to continue delivering value for our shareholders.”
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