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Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb

...climbed 8.4 percent to $19.76 billion in the quarter.That topped analyst expectations for $19.66 billion.Anthem Inc. its sells coverage in California, New York and Ohio, among other states. It is a prominent player in public exchanges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/insurer-anthem-hikes-2015-
UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights

...report earnings every quarter, and many analysts and investors see it as a bellwether for other insurers. Competitors Anthem Inc., Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. all will report results later this month, and their shares also climbed in Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/unitedhealth-hikes-forecas
Humana exploring possible sale, report says

...of $36.24, or 20.3 percent, to $214.65. Shares of other major insurers like Cigna Corp., Aetna Inc. and Anthem Inc. also climbed while broader indexes slipped.Managed care stocks have outpaced the market for a few years now, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/humana-exploring-possible-
TurboTax resumes processing of state returns after fraud halt

...Miller linked the problem to recent security breaches at large companies. Just this week, Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer Anthem Inc. said hackers gained access to the Social Security numbers, names, addresses and other personal information of about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-06/turbotax-resumes-processin
Health insurance giant's database hacked

...the exact number of people affected, but the spokeswoman said that number was probably in the "tens of millions."Anthem Inc., which recently changed its name from WellPoint, covers more than 37 million people in states that include California...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-05/health-insurance-giants-da
Aetna 4Q profit drops but meets forecasts, guidance climbs

...insurance exchanges in 2014, making it one of the largest players in that new market.Shares of Aetna rose nearly 30 percent last year, hitting several all-time high prices, as did the stock of rivals UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Anthem Inc.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-03/aetna-4q-profit-drops-meet
Regulators will allow health-care network deal

...provider received approval from federal regulators Friday. The Justice Department declined to block the deal between Anthem Inc. and WellPoint Health Networks Inc. on antitrust grounds. The cash and stock deal was valued at $14.3 billion when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/28/bus_406096.shtml
Business
A healthy merger

...California-based WellPoint Health Networks, the parent company of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Georgia, and Indiana-based Anthem Inc. Oxendine gave his OK for the merger last summer, but then had the presence of mind to rescind it after he saw his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/05/edi_436352.shtml
Editorials
Hospitals will get windfall from merger

...California-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, and Indiana-based Anthem Inc. Later in the day, officials from the companies announced that the $16.5 billion merger was completed, producing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/01/met_435974.shtml
Metro
Officials see benefits of telemedicine plan

...set aside to fund the project will come from part of the money Mr. Oxendine's office negotiated before it approved Anthem Inc.'s merger with WellPoint Health Networks Inc., which owns Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Mr. Oxendine also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/02/met_436071.shtml
Metro