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Humana’s Baby-Boomer Focus Makes Insurer a Prize for Cigna

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Humana Explores Possible Sale on Cigna Interest

Humana Inc. has become an acquisition target thanks to its big presence in Medicare Advantage, the private-sector version of the U.S. program that’s one of the fastest-growing pieces of the health insurance market.

Enrollment in Medicare is climbing as more Americans turn 65 and become eligible for the health program for the elderly and disabled. Membership is expected to rise to 68.4 million in 2023, up 26 percent from this year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.