INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The government is suing to stop two giant health insurance mergers. Also, Comcast is offering a new service in Indiana.
Jane King was live on Daybreak with a check of the business headlines.
The U.S. government has sued to block two big health insurance mergers. This is the $54 billion deal between Indianapolis based Anthem and Cigna and the $37 billion deal between Aetna and Humana.
The mergers, the justice department says, would leave just three major insurance companies and could lead to higher prices. The companies say they are evaluating their options.
In other business headlines, Comcast will roll out a new pay-as-you-go program that lets consumers sign up for television and internet services for seven or 30 days at a time.
Xfinity prepaid services does require customers pay a one-time equipment setup fee and can “refill” their service without limitations on the number of times they can renew. The service doesn’t require a credit check or contract.
Indiana is one of just five states where the service will be offered in the beginning.