Analysts Expect Plenty of Insurer M&A but Few Big Deals

Industry analysts say they expect the environment for mergers and acquisitions in the health insurance sector to be “favorable” this year, and thus they anticipate “robust M&A activity” among firms that are eager to diversify their assets and modernize their technology.

However, large, transformational deals, such as Cigna Corp.’s purchase of Express Scripts or CVS Health Corp.’s acquisition of Aetna, likely won’t be the norm in 2021, states a Healthcare Quarterly report published by Moody’s Investors Service in April.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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