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November 12, 2012
08:35 EDTWCGWellCare completes acquisition of Easy Choice Health Plan in California
WellCare Health Plans announced that it has completed the acquisition of Easy Choice Health Plan. On Sept. 6, WellCare stated that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the plan. As of November 2012, Easy Choice serves approximately 36,000 Medicare Advantage plan members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. In addition, Easy Choice will increase its 2013 service area to 11 California counties, including the San Diego area, as well as five counties in northern California. Easy Choice Medicare Advantage plan members will experience no change in their plan benefits and coverage in 2012, and are being notified of 2013 benefits and coverage in conjunction with the Medicare Annual Election Period, which ends Dec. 7.
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April 24, 2014
11:41 EDTWCGWellCare May volatility elevated into Q1 and revenue outlook
WellCare May call option implied volatility is at 44, June is at 36, September and December is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on May 6.
April 15, 2014
06:32 EDTWCGPatients paying much more for specialty drugs, NY Times says
The amount that patients with certain diseases must pay for specialty drugs has increased significantly, a research firm reported, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, consumers' use of health care increased in 2013 for the firm time in three years, the newspaper quoted the firm, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, as saying. Publicly traded drug makers include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Publicly traded health insurers include AMERIGROUP (AGP), Aetna (AET), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Healthspring (HS), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH), WellCare (WCG) and WellPoint (WLP).Reference Link
April 14, 2014
10:23 EDTWCGHigh option volume stocks: CCL WCG LSI INTU IACI
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April 10, 2014
15:56 EDTWCGWellCare rumored to be takeover target, Betaville blog says
Wellcare (WCG) which has previously been speculated as a takeover target by analysts, is being studied as a target by Wellpoint (WLP), according to the Betaville blog, which cites sources familiar with the matter. Shares of WellCare, which have been lower throughout the session, briefly spiked following the blog post, but have returned to negative territory in late afternoon trading. Reference Link
15:52 EDTWCGWellCare rumored to be takeover target, Betaville blog says
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