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  • British broker Miller Insurance Services LLP said the product it created with U.S. broker William Gallagher Associates would also protect hospitals against any potential losses to revenue in the aftermath of a quarantine. The news comes as U.S. health officials said they were monitoring 16 people in Ohio, including one in quarantine, who had close contact...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.69 or 1.9 percent, to $89.72. Humana Inc. rose $2.34 or 1.9 percent, to $128.07. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.00 or 2.3 percent, to $87.39.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 98 or 1.1 percent, to $89.01. Humana Inc. rose$. 67 or. 5 percent, to $126.40. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.14 or 2.5 percent, to $87.53.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 70 or. 8 percent, to $88.03. Humana Inc. rose $1.56 or 1.3 percent, to $125.73. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.23 or 3.9 percent, to $85.39.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 69 or. 8 percent, to $89.42. Humana Inc. rose $4.33 or 3.5 percent, to $128.50. UnitedHealth Group rose $4.04 or 4.9 percent, to $86.20.

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. Adding to the positive tone, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg television the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations.

  • Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that patients had used medical services at low rates in the third quarter, easing worries among investors that higher admissions reported by hospitals would cost insurers more than they planned. UnitedHealth reported a net profit increase that beat Wall Street expectations and described medical use as "...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $88.83. Humana Inc. rose$. 85 or. 7 percent, to $125.02. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.38 or 4.1 percent, to $85.54.

  • Mayo Clinic files lawsuit against former executive Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    ROCHESTER, Minn.— A former top executive at the Mayo Clinic was secretly hired by a competitor but continued to work for the medical practice and research group so he could steal trade secrets, the Rochester- based clinic alleged in a lawsuit. Franklin R. Cockerill III, the president and CEO of Mayo Medical Labs for eight years, alleging misappropriation of trade...

  • Texas abortion clinics reopen after court reprieve Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs. A five-sentence ruling late Tuesday blocked parts of a sweeping Texas abortion law that required clinics to meet...

  • Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that its third-quarter net profit increased as patients' use of medical services remained "restrained," helping to keep the cost of health insurance claims down. The largest U.S. managed care company reported earnings of $1.6 billion, or $1.63 per share, up from $1.57 billion, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.02 or 1.2 percent, to $88.73. Humana Inc. fell$. 03 or percent, to $124.17. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 66 or. 8 percent, to $82.16.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.23 or 1.4 percent, to $86.48. Humana Inc. fell $2.14 or 1.7 percent, to $122.06. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 82 or 1.0 percent, to $82.00.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 04 or percent, to $87.67. Humana Inc. fell$. 52 or. 4 percent, to $123.68. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 35 or. 4 percent, to $82.47.

  • Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    DALLAS— A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses' union. Burger convened a conference call with reporters to relay what she said...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.97 or 2.2 percent, to $87.71. Humana Inc. fell$. 43 or. 3 percent, to $124.20. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.13 or 1.3 percent, to $82.82.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 87 or 1.0 percent, to $88.81. Humana Inc. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $124.85. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 46 or. 5 percent, to $83.49.

  • Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. The idea of riffing on the crisis for Halloween "definitely rubs me the wrong way," said McKenna, who works with post-surgical patients at a hospital. Like it or not, some costume sellers have leftover yellow jumpsuits, rubber gloves and masks from the "Breaking Bad" craze last Halloween.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $2.95 or 3.3 percent, to $86.74. Humana Inc. fell $2.28 or 1.8 percent, to $122.35. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.34 or 1.6 percent, to $82.61.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 36 or. 4 percent, to $90.95. Humana Inc. rose $1.50 or 1.2 percent, to $127.89. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $85.66.