Cigna concerned about Highmark-UPMC contract; HHS ready for Supreme Court ruling;

> Cigna expressed its concerns about the Highmark-UPMC contract extension in a letter to the Pennsylvania insurance department, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Cigna is worried about the impact of the proposed acquisition on the "competitive landscape in Western Pennsylvania," Patrick Gillespie, Cigna's director of state government affairs, wrote. In particular, the company is concerned that a "most favored nation" relationship may result from the renewed contract talks between Highmark and UPMC. Article

> U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said although she is "confident and optimistic" that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule the reform law constitutional, she said "we'll be ready for contingencies" if it does not, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Article

> Aetna has hired Karen Rohan, president of Magellan Health Services, to head its specialty products division, according to Fox Business. Rohan previously was president of Cigna's group disability, dental and vision care business. With Aetna, she will lead its dental and vision, group insurance and consumer financial solutions businesses and distribution strategy. Article

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