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Notice of Public Hearing of CVS Health Corporation's Proposed Acquisition of Control of Aetna Health of Utah Inc.

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Notice Title
Notice of Public Hearing of CVS Health Corporation's Proposed Acquisition of Control of Aetna Health of Utah Inc.
Notice Subject(s)
Insurance
Notice Type(s)
Hearing
Event Start Date & Time
August 17, 2018 09:00 AM
Description/Agenda
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF CVS HEALTH CORPORATION'S PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF CONTROL OF AETNA HEALTH OF UTAH INC. Please take notice that the Utah Insurance Commissioner has received an application from CVS Health Corporation ('CVS Health'), a Delaware corporation, to acquire control of Aetna Health of Utah Inc. ('Aetna Health Utah'), a health maintenance organization domiciled in the State of Utah. Aetna Health Utah is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of, and controlled by, Aetna Inc. ('Aetna'). The acquisition of control will be accomplished pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, whereby CVS Health would acquire control of Aetna, with Aetna becoming an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CVS Health and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of CVS Pharmacy, Inc., a Rhode Island corporation which is a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of CVS Health. Pursuant to Utah Insurance Code 31A-16-103, a public hearing before the Utah Insurance Commissioner regarding the acquisition of control of a Utah domestic insurer or health maintenance organization may be held. The public and all policyholders, enrollees, providers and other affected persons are hereby notified that a public hearing will be held regarding the acquisition of control of Aetna Health Utah by CVS Health on August 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Snowbird Room, Room 3112 of the Utah State Office Building, 350 North State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114. During the hearing, the Utah Insurance Commissioner, or his designee, will receive evidence, testimony and oral and written arguments regarding the following issues: 1. Whether, after the acquisition of control, Aetna Health Utah would not be able to satisfy the requirements for the issuance of a license to write the line or lines of insurance for which it is presently licensed; 2. Whether the effect of the acquisition of control would substantially lessen competition in insurance in Utah or tend to create a monopoly in insurance; 3. Whether the financial condition of CVS Health would jeopardize the financial stability of Aetna Health Utah or prejudice the interest of its policyholders or any remaining securityholders who are unaffiliated with CVS Health; 4. Whether the terms of the acquisition are unfair and unreasonable to the securityholders of Aetna Health Utah; 5. Whether the plans or proposals CVS Health (if any) has to liquidate Aetna Health Utah, sell its assets, or consolidate or merge it with any person, or to make any other material change in its business or corporate structure or management, are unfair and unreasonable to the policyholders of Aetna Health Utah and are not in the public interest; and 6. Whether the competence, experience and integrity of those persons who would control the operation of Aetna Health Utah are such that it would not be in the interest of the policyholders of Aetna Health Utah and the public to permit the merger or other acquisition of control. See Utah Ins. Code 31A-16-103(8). ANY ENROLLEE, PROVIDER OR OTHER AFFECTED PERSON IS ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND MAY RECEIVE A SUMMARY OF THE CVS HEALTH APPLICATION OR OTHER NON-CONFIDENTIAL MATERIALS ON FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER BY SENDING A REQUEST IN WRITING AND A COPYING FEE OF $.25/PAGE TO: Locke Lord LLP Attn: Tim Farber 111 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 443-0532 Direct tfarber@lockelord.com ALTERNATIVELY, ARRANGEMENTS TO REVIEW A COPY OF THE NON-CONFIDENTIAL FORM A APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY BE MADE BY CALLING DAN APPLEGARTH AT 801-538-9509. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING OR ANY PROCEEDINGS PRELIMINARY TO THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER IN WRITING, AT JILLWHITE@UTAH.GOV, NO LATER THAN THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING THAT YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY AFFECT YOUR PARTICIPATION. Dated this _8_ day of August, 2018 Todd E. Kiser Utah Insurance Commissioner
Notice of Special Accommodations (ADA)
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals desiring to attend a meeting or hearing, who need special accommodations, including auxiliary communicative aids and services, should notify Steve Gooch by email: sgooch@utah.gov; FAX: 801-538-3829; Phone: 801-538-3803; or mail: State Office Building, Room 3110, Salt Lake City, UT 84114.
Notice of Electronic or Telephone Participation
Teleconferencing is available by contacting Steve Gooch by email: sgooch@utah.gov; FAX: 801-538-3829; Phone: 801-538-3803; or mail: State Office Building, Room 3110, Salt Lake City, UT 84114.

Meeting Information

Meeting Location
350 N. State St.
State Office Building Rm. 3112
Salt Lake City, 84114
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Contact Name
Steve Gooch
Contact Email
sgooch@utah.gov
Contact Phone
(801)957-9322

Notice Posting Details

Notice Posted On
January 18, 2018 04:09 PM
Notice Last Edited On
August 08, 2018 03:13 PM

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CVS Acquisition of Aetna Utah Notice.pdf Public Information Handout 2018/08/08 03:11 PM


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