Strategic Acquisitions, Prestigious Recognitions, Philanthropic Initiatives, Leadership Appointments and Contract Renewals - Research Report on Express Scripts, UnitedHealth, Aetna, Cigna, and Humana

Sep 23, 2013, 08:00 ET from Analysts' Corner

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX), UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE: UNH), Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Express Scripts Inc. Research Report  

On September 9, 2013, Express Scripts Inc. (Express Scripts) announced that it has acquired SmartD Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), which will add 87,000 covered Medicare lives to its Medicare Offering. Brit Pim, Vice President and General Manager, Government Programs at Express Scripts commented, "Working together with independent and chain pharmacies, we look forward to serving SmartD members and we are pleased in the continued growth and enhancement of our Medicare PDP offering." Pim added, "We have the right people and processes to ensure Express Scripts consistently delivers advanced health and safety solutions, driven by a compliance-first culture, to meet the needs of the Medicare marketplace. We're committed to continuing investing in this area, developing and expanding programs that help Medicare beneficiaries and plan sponsors make better decisions and realize healthier outcomes." Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Company. The Full Research Report on Express Scripts Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Research Report

On September 18, 2013, UnitedHealth Group, Inc. reported that its business unit, United Healthcare of California (UnitedHealthcare) was honored with the 2013 Best Health Plan Award by the Northern California Physicians Management Group, at "Northern California's 1st Annual Healthcare Quality Summit" in Sacramento. According to the Company, UnitedHealthcare was chosen from among five finalists in an online vote by health care consumers. "UnitedHealthcare and our nearly 10,000 employees who live and work in the Golden State are grateful for the opportunity to help provide Californians with access to quality health care," said Brandon Cuevas, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of California. "We are honored by this recognition from Northern California Physicians Management Group." The Full Research Report on UnitedHealth Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

Aetna Inc. Research Report

On September 10, 2013, Aetna Inc. (Aetna) announced that the Aetna Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to THINK Together, in an effort to expand its Healthy Living program to eight elementary schools in El Monte for the 2013-2014 school year. According to the Company, the program encourages kids to adopt healthy habits by bringing together fun physical activities and nutrition education. Sharon Dalton, Vice President of the Aetna Foundation and the Director of its regional grant-making program, said, "We are pleased to support THINK Together's Healthy Living program and help kids in El Monte establish healthy habits at a young age, especially those who have an elevated risk of being overweight or obese." The Full Research Report on Aetna Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

Cigna Corp. Research Report  

On September 12, 2013, Cigna Corp. (Cigna) announced the appointment of Dean Mirabella as the Company's President and General Manager for its operations in Florida and Caribbean markets, effective September 16, 2013. According to the Company, Mr. Mirabella, in his new role, will hold the responsibilities of enhancing customer satisfaction through personalized service and helping to improve quality of care by working in collaboration with area heath care professionals. Mr. Mirabella will also be responsible for ensuring that Cigna's product and network offerings meet the evolving needs of the marketplace, assisting clients to improve the health and productivity of their workforces, and leading Cigna's efforts to serve the community. Andrew Crooks, President of Cigna's southeast region, said, "Under Dean's leadership, Cigna will continue to meet client and customer needs and enable us to deliver on our mission to help improve the health, well-being and sense of security of the people and communities we serve." The Full Research Report on Cigna Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

Humana Inc. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, Humana Inc. (Humana) announced that it has renewed its contract with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)-affiliated Florida Hospitals and reached an agreement on a new two-year provider network contract. According to the Company, the contract renewal will help Humana Medicare, commercial members, along with CarePlus Health Plans Medicare members, to continue receiving care at HCA's affiliated hospitals and medical facilities in South Florida, Tampa Bay, Central Florida, Jacksonville and Northwest Florida. "We're very pleased to renew our Florida network provider agreement with HCA," said Humana Florida Network Management Vice President, Randee Lehrer. "So that our current and prospective health plan members across Florida can be assured as they enroll this fall in their medical and health benefit plans for the coming year that they will have continuous access to care at HCA's network of hospitals and medical facilities statewide." The Full Research Report on Humana Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


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