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Behind-the-scenes squabbles between Anthem, Cigna
Modern Healthcare

Squabbles have apparently flared up behind the scenes in the proposed $53 billion merger of health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna Corp.

According to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday, sources on both sides say the disputes could delay or even threaten any antitrust agreements in pursuit of the deal, announced last summer. The WSJ report cites a series of letters between senior officials, including their CEOs, in which the would-be partners accuse each other of violating last year’s merger agreement and mishandling data and document submissions to regulators.