The sudden departure of WellPoint (WLP) CEO Angela Braly isn’t likely to endanger the health...

|By:, SA News Editor

The sudden departure of WellPoint (WLP) CEO Angela Braly isn’t likely to endanger the health insurer's $4.5B deal for Amerigroup (AGP). Several analysts say the recently sped-up timeline WLP announced, which has the deal closing in Q4 rather than early next year, was a positive signal; some even suggest AGP CEO Jim Carlson as a potential replacement for Braly. WLP +4.3% premarket.