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Acquisitions, New Contracts, and Financial Aid Supporting Great Health Causes - Research Report on UnitedHealth Group, Express Scripts, Cigna, Health Net, and Centene

NEW YORK, September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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

UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Research Report

On August 29, 2013, UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UnitedHealth Group) reported that one of its businesses, UnitedHealthcare, has announced to provide $600,000 in support of Healthier Tennessee, the inaugural initiative of the Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness, a nonprofit corporation created to improve the health of Tennesseans over the long-term. According to the Company, the initiative aims to encourage Tennesseans to lead healthier lives and improve the state's health. Scott A. Bowers of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee said, "We are committed to supporting this initiative with the time and talents of our local team and appreciate the opportunity to work in partnership with other coalition members to make a positive impact on the health of Tennesseans." 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: []


Express Scripts Inc. Research Report

On September 4, 2013, Express Scripts Inc. (Express Scripts) reported that its collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) TRICARE mail order pharmacy program was found to be a safe, cost-effective way to deliver prescription drugs. This finding was a result of a new DoD Inspector General audit. The Company further stated that the DoD Inspector General undertook an audit of the TRICARE mail order pharmacy (TMOP) program and found it saved nearly $67 million in the Q3 2012, as compared to the amount the government spent on prescription drugs through mail order and what it would have cost at retail pharmacies. Nancy Gilbride, Vice President and General Manager of Express Scripts' Federal Pharmacy Services said, "Another benefit of the TMOP program is the automatic refill and shipment option designed to ensure beneficiaries' medications are available on time without lapse. The TMOP program provides cost savings to the Department of Defense while potentially preventing health risks to DoD beneficiaries." 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: []


Cigna Corp. Research Report

On September 3, 2013, Cigna Corp. (Cigna) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Alegis Care, a multi-specialty, medical health services organization dedicated to creating a comfortable medical home experience for homebound Medicare and Medicaid patients. "Improving the medical home experience by providing access to affordable and convenient health care is a growing essential service for our homebound senior customers, and based on the successful relationship and results we've shared with Alegis Care since 2009, I'm pleased to announce this acquisition that is highly complementary to our business strategy," stated Herb Fritch, President of Cigna-HealthSpring. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Full Research Report on Cigna Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Health Net, Inc. Research Report

On September 5, 2013, Health Net Inc. (Health Net) announced the start of 39th annual National Suicide Prevention Week on September 8, 2013, highlighted by World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2013. The Company is working with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) to raise awareness about suicide warning signs and suicide prevention. "Suicide is a serious public-health problem," said Steve Blake, Vice President, Clinical Services for Managed Health Network, Inc. (MHN). The Company further added that this was the reason MHN, working with the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER), developed an expansive library of online resources for MHN members, focusing on suicide and related mental-health issues. Additionally, the Company informed that MHN also provides its members with 24/7 phone access to licensed clinicians. The Full Research Report on Health Net, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Centene Corp. Research Report

On September 5, 2013, Centene Corp. (Centene) announced that its subsidiary, Superior HealthPlan, has been tentatively awarded a contract to serve STAR+PLUS members, which include Older Adults and People with Disabilities, in Central and West Medicaid Rural Service Areas by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). "We are pleased to continue our partnership with the State of Texas to serve its most vulnerable residents," said Robert Hitchcock, Executive Vice President, Health Plans, for Centene. "Superior has been providing high-quality, integrated healthcare services for STAR+PLUS members since 2007, which has resulted in improved outcomes for these members at lower costs for the State." The Full Research Report on Centene Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []



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