The US DoJ requires divestiture of the Medicare Advantage line, while the Attorney General of Nevada adds conduct remedies before clearing a merger in the market for health plans (UnitedHealth / Sierra Health)

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UnitedHealth) recently entered into a consent decree with federal and stateantitrust enforcement authorities in connection with its proposed acquisition of Sierra Health Services, Inc. (Sierra). The remedies secured by theDepartment of Justice and the Nevada State Attorney General in this case are a reminder that federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies canand do jointly investigate merger transactions. The case further demonstrates that the remedies secured by antitrust enforcers at the federal andstate level are not always mirror images of eachother. Department of Justice Remedy UnitedHealth entered into a proposed Final Judgment with the U.S. Department of Justice (Justice Department or DOJ) settling charges that itsproposed acquisition of Sierra

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