Missouri Department of Insurance postpones Anthem-Cigna hearing

Missouri’s top insurance regulator will postpone a public hearing on the Anthem-Cigna merger, a tie-up that could leave Missourians with fewer insurance carriers to choose from.

The Missouri hearing, which was set for Thursday, will be postponed because of the federal court case that starts Nov. 21, in which antitrust regulators are trying to block the mega-merger that they have said would stifle innovation and drive up prices for consumers across the country.

The same experts and representatives will be needed to testify or assist in the federal case, according to filings with the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.

No date has been set for the postponed Missouri hearing.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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