Health plans are diversifying

The nation's largest health plans are accelerating their pace of mergers and acquisitions. But instead of acquiring other competing insurers, health plans are finding different ways to deal with the possibility of greater medical spending cutting into their profits, reports American Medical News. The big payers don't need to add scale to their businesses as much as diversify in the face of healthcare reform. Analysts, and the plans themselves, are indicating that the money will be used for organizations that complement their core business. Article