Walmart in talks to acquire Humana
Walmart is in the early stages of talks to buy health insurer Humana, according to The Wall Street Journal.
A deal between the two huge companies would be the latest in a series of mergers in the health care industry in recent months.
In December, CVS Health announced a $69 billion deal to buy insurer Aetna. That deal would combine CVS pharmacies, pharmacy benefit manager platform and Aetna's insurance business.
And Amazon has pledged to partner with J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway to tackle rising employee health-benefit costs. CNBC has also reported that Amazon has participated in exploratory talks with generic-drug makers.