Merger Hearing

MOScout tipster: The Missouri Department of Insurance recently held a rare “form E hearing” to consider the merger or Aetna and Humana insurance companies. The hearing was held in the Truman building before a packed crowd and continued through the evening until 1030PM.

The Department hired former Director Jay Angoff to represent its position in the case. Angoff is also helping the department with the Anthem-Cigna merger. Aetna was represented by Chuck Hatfield and a team of Chicago lawyers. Humana also had an out of town team that said nothing during the hearing.

The gallery included: David Smith, lobbyist for Anthem, Tom Holloway from the Missouri State Medical Association, Missy Pannetiere, lobbyist for Blue Cross of Kansas City, Girard Grimaldi, Government affairs for Truman Medical Center, Jane Drummond (Former Mo. Dept of Health Director), now General Counsel to Missouri Hospital Association and Andrea Routh from MetroCARE KC…