Strategic Collaborations, Acquisitions, Partnerships and Leadership Alignments - Research Report on Cigna, WellPoint, DaVita,

Strategic Collaborations, Acquisitions, Partnerships and Leadership Alignments
      - Research Report on Cigna, WellPoint, DaVita, Humana, and Mednax

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NEW YORK, September 2, 2013

NEW YORK, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Cigna
Corp. (NYSE: CI), WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP), DaVita, Inc. (NYSE: DVA), Humana
Inc. (NYSE: HUM), and MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD). Today's readers may access
these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis
and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Cigna Corp. Research Report

On August 26, 2013, Cigna Corp. (Cigna) and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners
announced the launch of a collaborative accountable care initiative with
effect from October 1, 2013, to improve patient access to health care,
enhance care coordination, and achieve the "triple aim" of improved health,
affordability and patient experience. According to the Company, the program
will benefit approximately 20,000 individuals covered by a Cigna health plan
who receive care from Saint Francis HealthCare Partners. Robert Hockmuth,
M.D., Cigna's Senior Medical Director for Connecticut said, "We want to
fundamentally change the health care delivery system by rewarding physicians
for results, A patient-centered system that's focused on prevention and
wellness, combined with the right incentives for physicians, will ultimately
result in a healthier population and lower medical costs. That's good for
individuals, families, employers, doctors, and other healthcare providers."
The Full Research Report on Cigna Corp. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7307_CI]

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WellPoint Inc. Research Report

On August 19, 2013, WellPoint Inc. (WellPoint) announced that it will use
CareNex's expertise in neonatal support internally, in association with the
Company's care management services. Gail Borgatti Croall, MD, Senior Vice
President of Care Management at WellPoint said, "Historically, across the
health care delivery system, care for high-risk newborns has been far too
fragmented and costly, We believe integrating CareNex's approach to
coordinating care for the highest risk newborns as part of our goal to improve
maternity-related care will offer our affiliated health plan members greater
access to the support they need, when and where they need it most." According
to the Company, CareNex partnered with WellPoint since 2009 and in December
2012 WellPoint acquired CareNex. The Full Research Report on WellPoint Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/64cd_WLP]

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DaVita, Inc. Research Report 

On August 9, 2013, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DaVita) announced its
long-planned mid-2014 transition of Robert Margolis, MD., out of his role as
CEO of the HealthCare Partners Division (HCP). According to the Company, he
will continue to serve as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, and will
focus on business development, service enhancement, supporting HCP's
management transition and future strategic projects. DaVita stated that Craig
Samitt, M.D., has recently joined the Company as Executive Vice President of
HCP and is expected to assume the position of CEO of its HCP, as a part of the
planned transition, subject to board approval. Kent Thiry, CEO and Co-Chairman
of DaVita said, "Bob has a long and distinguished history as the founder of
HealthCare Partners. He has helped HCP become a national leader in coordinated
care, patient-centered services and high-quality transparent results." The
Full Research Report on DaVita, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5986_DVA]

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Humana Inc. Research Report

On August 27, 2013, Humana Inc. (Humana) announced that it has entered into a
partnership with the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) - a leading nonprofit
organization, to educate individuals and families about health insurance and
public exchange options that take effect in 2014 under the federal health care
reform law. Roy A. Beveridge, M.D., Humana's Chief Medical Officer said, "The
YMCA, known for strengthening communities across the country, is a highly
trusted organization. Given the important need for education on health care
reform, Humana's partnership with the Y helps provide people with information
they can use to make well-informed decisions about their health coverage
choices." Humana also informed that earlier this month it had announced its
online strategy to educate individuals about health care reform. The Full
Research Report on Humana Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/496b_HUM]

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MEDNAX, Inc. Research Report

On August 5, 2013, Mednax, Inc. (Mednax) announced that it has acquired
Holston Anesthesia Associates, P.C. According to the Company, this newly
acquired physician group practice will now be a part of the Company's American
Anesthesiology division and is the third Tennessee-based anesthesiology
practice to join this division. Mark Carver, M.D., who will serve as Medical
Director for the practice said, "Joining American Anesthesiology will give us
access to its proven infrastructure and facilitate collaboration with
anesthesiologists nationwide through research education and quality
initiatives, all while keeping our clinical autonomy. We are confident that
this will result in even better patient care and outcomes, which is always our
top priority." Mednax informed that as a result of the acquisition, seven
physician group practices have become part of the Company in 2013, four as
part of American Anesthesiology, and three as part of Pediatrix Medical Group.
The Full Research Report on MEDNAX, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/671d_MD]

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