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Insurers will be dipping their toes in takeover waters in 2015
Modern Healthcare

The health insurance merger and acquisition scene has been noticeably quiet for the past two years. But consensus is building among industry observers that activity should pick up in 2015 as insurers become more comfortable with healthcare reform’s new operating environment.Some of the smaller publicly traded companies such as Centene Corp. and WellCare Health Plans have been rumored takeover targets for large-cap insurers. Speculation also has centered around the possibility of Humana merging with one of its larger competitors. Humana declined to comment for this report, saying it is in the quiet period leading up to its fourth-quarter earnings call Feb. 4.

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