WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, has chosen recruiting firm Spencer Stuart & Associates Ltd. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer, according to a person familiar with the decision.
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings is offering one of the biggest bargains to private-equity firms searching for health-care deals before a government-mandated overhaul adds millions of new customers.
WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, has started the search for a new chief executive officer after Angela Braly, in the job for five years, resigned yesterday under pressure from shareholders.
WellPoint Inc.’s $4.9 billion deal for Amerigroup Corp. is a bet that health insurers can profit from Medicaid coverage for the poor even after the U.S. Supreme Court put the program’s future growth up in the air.
WellPoint Inc., the health insurer that’s lost 18 percent of its market value over two months, is the least popular carrier among hospital executives who have to negotiate with the company, an industry survey shows.
Community Health Systems Inc. ’s unsolicited $3.3 billion offer for Tenet Healthcare Corp . may prompt rival suitors as it seeks to become the largest U.S. hospital operator. Tenet’s shares rose 55 percent.
WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, will buy Amerigroup Corp. for $4.9 billion, a move that may spur a wave of acquisitions as companies compete to manage an expanding Medicaid market.