Organization and Operations
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2017
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Organization and Operations||
Organization and Operations
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying interim financial statements have been prepared under the presumption that users of the interim financial information have either read or have access to the audited financial statements included in the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. The unaudited interim financial statements herein have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, footnote disclosures which would substantially duplicate the disclosures contained in the December 31, 2016 audited financial statements have been omitted from these interim financial statements where appropriate. In the opinion of management, these financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the results of the interim periods presented.
Certain 2016 amounts in the consolidated financial statements and notes to the consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2017 presentation. The Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-09, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting during the fourth quarter of 2016. The ASU simplifies several aspects of the accounting for employee share-based payment transactions. Among other elements, the ASU requires an entity to recognize all excess tax benefits and deficiencies related to stock-based compensation expense as income tax expense or benefit in the statements of operations. The ASU requires adjustments be reflected as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption and as a result, prior periods have been adjusted accordingly. The adoption resulted in a decrease to income tax expense of $1 million and $2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.
In January 2017, the Company reclassified Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona, LLC and the related Cenpatico Integrated Care health plan from the Specialty Services segment to the Managed Care segment due to a reorganization of the Arizona management structure following the Health Net integration. As a result, the financial results of Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona, LLC and the related Cenpatico Integrated Care health plan have been reclassified from the Specialty Services segment to the Managed Care segment for all periods presented.
On March 24, 2016, the Company completed the acquisition of Health Net, Inc. (Health Net) for $6.0 billion, including the assumption of debt. The acquisition was accounted for as a business combination, which requires that assets acquired and liabilities assumed be recognized at their fair values as of the acquisition date. The valuation of all the assets acquired and liabilities assumed was finalized in the fourth quarter of 2016. As a result of the completion of the Health Net acquisition, the Company's results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2016 include the results of operations of Health Net from March 24, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted
In March 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an ASU which changes the period over which premiums on callable debt securities are amortized. The new standard requires the premiums on callable debt securities to be amortized to the earliest call date rather than to the contractual maturity date of the instrument. The new guidance more closely aligns the amortization period of premiums to expectations incorporated in the market pricing on the underlying securities. The new guidance is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In May 2014, the FASB issued an ASU which supersedes existing revenue recognition standards with a single model unless those contracts are within the scope of other standards (e.g., an insurance entity's insurance contracts). Under the new standard, recognition of revenue occurs when a customer obtains control of promised goods or services in an amount that reflects the consideration which the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. In addition, the standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenues and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The new effective date is for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently analyzing selected contracts to determine the impact of the new guidance and anticipates adopting the new guidance in the first quarter of 2018 using the modified retrospective approach with a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings in the period of initial application. The Company also plans to elect the practical expedient of applying the new guidance only to contracts that are not completed as of the date of initial application. The majority of the Company's revenues are derived from insurance contracts and are excluded from the new standard; therefore, the new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
The entire disclosure for the basis of presentation and significant accounting policies concepts. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS). Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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