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November 15, 2012
08:32 EDTWAG, WCGWellCare to offer Medicare plan information at select Walgreens in 12 states
WellCare Health Plans (WCG) is collaborating with Walgreens (WAG) to staff select stores in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Texas with WellCare benefit consultants who are available to provide Medicare beneficiaries with information about Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs, including options offered by WellCare. The consultants are in stores for the remainder of the Medicare Annual Election Period, or AEP, which ends Dec. 7. This joint effort with Walgreens enables WellCare benefit consultants to share information and answer important questions about new preventative services like the immunizations program and the new annual wellness visits that are both available at no charge to WellCare Medicare Plan members.
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April 13, 2015
10:58 EDTWCGCigna, Humana seen as potential takeover targets in Managed Care space
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07:33 EDTWCGJefferies sees low probability of WellCare, Centene buyouts
After running several acquisition scenarios for the Managed Care space, Jefferies says potential takeovers of WellCare (WCG) and Centene (CNC) are "hard to justify." The firm estimates acquirers will only be able to generate 1%-3% accretion from buying either company at a 20% premium to current share prices. The deal that makes the most financial sense is Aetna (AET) buying Cigna (CI), Jefferies says today in a note to investors. Also financially attractive would be a buyout of Humana (HUM) by either Anthem (ANTM) or Aetna, the firm adds. After analyzing the Managed Care space, it upgraded this morning shares of UnitedHealth (UNH) to Buy from Hold with a $141 price target. Jefferies also has Buy ratings on Aetna, Anthem, Health Net (HNT) and Molina Healthcare (MOH).

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