In the wake of health care reform and the related complexities, many insurance carriers are starting to studying their resources and seeking greater efficiencies. Health care reform started a recent trend of mergers and acquisitions, which has far outpaced any other time in the healthcare industry. Some experts feel that these mergers represent better value for consumers, as it helps companies diversify their resources and create efficiency, while other experts see reduced competition as not being health for any environment. Regardless of which side of the fence you choose, “merger mania” has just begun. Hang on for the ride!