Merging health care

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There will be no change for Colorado members of FHP Health Care under a proposedacquisition agreement announced Monday between PacifiCare Health SystemsInc. and FHP International Corp.

California-based PacifiCare Health System has no current operations or membersin Colorado. FHP’s management team in Colorado will remain intact.

The combined company will serve nearly 4 million commercial and Medicaremembers in 15 states and Guam. Revenue for the combined company will totalmore than $8.6 billion. The new company will be the largest Medicare riskcontractor in the country, serving nearly 1 million Medicare beneficiaries.