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UnitedHealth Group Wins FTC Approval Of DaVita Deal - Forbes

Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

June 19 (Reuters) - :UNITEDHEALTH GROUP WINS FTC APPROVAL OF DAVITA DEAL - FORBES.

Anthem Expect Adjusted Net Income To Be Greater Than $19.20 Per Share For Fy 2019

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

June 17 (Reuters) - Anthem Inc ::ANTHEM SAYS COMPANY OFFICERS INTEND TO REAFFIRM CO'S NET INCOME GUIDANCE FOR FY 2019 TO BE GREATER THAN $18.27 PER SHARE - SEC FILING.COMPANY CONTINUES TO EXPECT ADJUSTED NET INCOME TO BE GREATER THAN $19.20 PER SHARE FOR FY 2019.FY2019 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $19.30 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.

ISS Recommends Centene, Wellcare Stockholders Vote "For" Proposals Regarding Centene's Pending Acquisition Of Wellcare

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

June 12 (Reuters) - WellCare Health Plans Inc ::LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISORY FIRM ISS RECOMMENDS THAT CENTENE AND WELLCARE STOCKHOLDERS VOTE "FOR" PROPOSALS REGARDING CENTENE'S PENDING ACQUISITION OF WELLCARE.

ISS Recommends Centene, Wellcare Stockholders Vote "For" Proposals Regarding Centene's Pending Acquisition Of Wellcare

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

June 12 (Reuters) - WellCare Health Plans Inc ::LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISORY FIRM ISS RECOMMENDS THAT CENTENE AND WELLCARE STOCKHOLDERS VOTE "FOR" PROPOSALS REGARDING CENTENE'S PENDING ACQUISITION OF WELLCARE.

Unitedhealth Group Announces Results Of 2019 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019

June 3 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc ::UNITEDHEALTH GROUP ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2019 ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING.UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC - COMPANY'S SHAREHOLDERS ELECTED ALL THOSE NOMINATED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC - SHAREHOLDERS VOTED AGAINST A SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL TO AMEND COMPANY'S PROXY ACCESS BYLAW..UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC - SHAREHOLDERS APPROVED ADVISORY RESOLUTION ON COMPANY'S EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.

Dan Loeb's Third Point Fund Has Built A Stake In Centene Worth At Least $300 Mln, Wants Co To Consider Selling Itself - CNBC, Citing Dow Jones

Friday, 24 May 2019

May 24 (Reuters) - :DAN LOEB'S THIRD POINT FUND HAS BUILT A STAKE IN CENTENE WORTH AT LEAST $300 MILLION, WANTS CO TO CONSIDER SELLING ITSELF - CNBC, CITING DOW JONES.

DFS says Acts Against Health Insurers For Violations Related To Contraceptive Coverage

Friday, 3 May 2019

May 3 (Reuters) - Department of Financial Services::DFS TAKES ACTION AGAINST HEALTH INSURERS FOR VIOLATIONS OF INSURANCE LAW RELATED TO CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE.DFS - INVESTIGATION FINDS THAT TEN HEALTH INSURERS, INCLUDING AETNA AND OXFORD, IMPROPERLY EXEMPTED EMPLOYERS FROM PROVIDING CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE.DFS - INSURERS TO PAY $509,000, ISSUE CLAIM RESTITUTION AND REIMBURSEMENTS FOR INSUREDS WHO SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE.DFS - INSURERS IMPROPERLY GRANTED RELIGIOUS EMPLOYER EXEMPTION REQUESTS TO MORE THAN 30 ENTITIES THAT DID NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS OF INSURANCE LAW.

Cigna Says On Track To Achieve 2021 EPS Target Of $20 To $21

Thursday, 2 May 2019

May 2 (Reuters) - Cigna Corp ::CIGNA SAYS ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE 2021 EPS TARGET OF $20 TO $21 PER SHARE - CONF. CALL.CIGNA SAYS TOP CAPITAL DEPLOYMENT PRIORITY IS DEBT REPAYMENT - CONF. CALL.

Anthem To Begin Migrating Some Members To IngenioRx On May 1

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

April 24 (Reuters) - Anthem Inc ::ANTHEM CEO SAYS CO ON TRACK TO DELIVER FULL YEAR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE GROWTH TARGET OF GREATER THAN 20 PERCENT - CONF. CALL.ANTHEM CEO SAYS CO WILL BEGIN MIGRATING SOME MEMBERS TO INGENIORX ON MAY 1- CONF. CALL.ANTHEM SAYS EXPECTS MORE NORMALIZED YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH IN GOVERNMENT SEGMENT OVER LATTER THREE QUARTERS OF THE YEAR- CONF. CALL.ANTHEM SAYS RAISED 2019 FORECAST REFLECTS STRONG FIRST-QUARTER, RAISED REVENUE EXPECTATIONS- CONF. CALL.ANTHEM SAYS VERY FOCUSED ON TUCK IN ACQUISITIONS THAT ENHANCE CAPABILITIES SPECIFICALLY WITH DIVERSIFIED BUSINESS GROUP - CONF. CALL.ANTHEM EXECUTIVE SAYS ABOUT M&A OPPORTUNITIES: "WE'RE NOT TAKING ANYTHING OFF THE TABLE AT THIS TIME" - CONF. CALL.ANTHEM SAYS MOST MEMBERS WILL BE MOVED TO INGENIORX IN SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR - CONF. CALL.ANTHEM SAYS MEMBERS FROM GOVERNMENT BUSINESS TO BE MOVED TO INGENIORX IN 2020 - CONF. CALL.

Anthem Reports First Quarter 2019 Results, Raises Full Year Outlook

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

April 24 (Reuters) - Anthem Inc ::ANTHEM REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2019 RESULTS, RAISES FULL YEAR OUTLOOK.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE $5.91.Q1 REVENUE $24.4 BILLION VERSUS REFINITIV IBES ESTIMATE OF $24.27 BILLION.Q1 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $6.03.SEES FY REVENUE ABOUT $100 BILLION.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE $5.81 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.Q2 2019 DIVIDEND OF $0.80 PER SHARE DECLARED TO SHAREHOLDERS."OUR Q1 2019 RESULTS REPRESENT A STRONG START TO YEAR".MEDICAL ENROLLMENT TOTALED APPROXIMATELY 40.8 MILLION MEMBERS AT MARCH 31, 2019, AN INCREASE OF 1.2 MILLION, OR 2.9 PERCENT, FROM MARCH 31, 2018.BENEFIT EXPENSE RATIO WAS 84.4 PERCENT IN Q1 OF 2019, AN INCREASE OF 290 BASIS POINTS FROM 81.5 PERCENT IN PRIOR YEAR QUARTER.SEES 2019 BENEFIT EXPENSE RATIO IN THE RANGE OF 86.2% PLUS OR MINUS 30 BASIS POINTS.DURING Q1, RECORDED NET REALIZED GAINS ON FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS $78 MILLION AND OTHER-THAN-TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENT LOSSES $10 MILLION.ANTHEM - SEES FY GAAP NET INCOME IS NOW EXPECTED TO BE GREATER THAN $18.27 PER SHARE, INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY $0.93 PER SHARE OF NET UNFAVORABLE ITEMS.ANTHEM - AS OF MARCH 31, 2019, COMPANY'S NET UNREALIZED GAIN POSITION IN INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO WAS $255 MILLION, CONSISTING OF FIXED MATURITY SECURITIES.EXCLUDING ITEMS, FY ADJUSTED NET INCOME IS NOW EXPECTED TO BE GREATER THAN $19.20 PER SHARE.FOR FY 2019, CO CONTINUES TO EXPECT UNDERLYING LOCAL GROUP MEDICAL COST TREND WILL BE IN RANGE OF 6.0% PLUS OR MINUS 50 BASIS POINTS.

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