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Slovakia’s Dôvera and Apollo health insurers may merge

The Healthcare Supervisory Office (ÚDZS) and Slovakia's Antitrust Office (PMÚ) are expected to receive an application for approval of a merger of health insurance companies Dôvera and Apollo by the end of August, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Healthcare Supervisory Office (ÚDZS) and Slovakia's Antitrust Office (PMÚ) are expected to receive an application for approval of a merger of health insurance companies Dôvera and Apollo by the end of August, the SITA newswire wrote.

These state institutions determine whether the two health insurers, with the same shareholder, may merge or not. Dôvera and Apollo reported at a press conference on Monday, August 17, that the merger should take place at the beginning of next year.

Chairman of the Dôvera board Martin Šimun did not want to elaborate on details of the transaction. Apollo Director General Albert Šmajda informed SITA that they do not want this merger to negatively affect policyholders or healthcare providers. On the contrary, they promise that policyholders may expect better services and a higher number of contracted locations and contracts with healthcare providers. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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