November 09, 2016

Public hearing on Anthem’s Proposed Acquisition of Cigna postponed

Request filed by Anthem and Cigna on November 9, 2016 to postpone the hearing

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance announced today the public hearing on Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2016, has been postponed and will be reset at a later date upon the request of the parties.  Anthem and Cigna stated in their request that they wanted the hearing postponed because they are preparing for the federal trial involving the acquisition.

The requirement that interested persons file a written entry of appearance and/or notification  of intent to participate by November 10, 2016 or submit written comments by November 23, 2016 is put on hold pending further order.  However written comments may still be submitted.

For additional information regarding the proposed acquisition and hearing postponement or to submit written comments, see the department’s webpage at http://www.insurance.mo.gov/AnthemCigna.

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.

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