Sunday, March 04, 2012

Weekend Update

Congress returns to work after a long weekend on Tuesday.

OPM continues to update its webpage that discusses the impending expansion of FEHB Program coverage to Indian tribal employers who elect that coverage for their employees. Here is a link to OPM's helpful quick guide for tribal employers.

Businessweek reports that investors are expecting the Federal Trade Commission to approve the merger between the two large prescription benefit managers, Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.
The gap between Medco’s share price and the value of Express Scripts’ cash-and-stock bid narrowed to $4.41 this week, the smallest since the deal was announced in July, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The transaction, valued at $71.71 a share yesterday, is still offering about a 90 percent annualized premium if it wins the Federal Trade Commission’s approval by the end of a 30-day review period that wraps up in two weeks, enabling the takeover to close as early as March 31, estimates Westchester Capital Management Inc. That’s the highest return among deals in the U.S. and Canada over $5 billion.

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