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  • April 24- Aetna Inc said on Thursday that first-quarter net income rose 36 percent as it added people in its Medicare and commercial business, which includes customers from insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • Aetna says first-quarter profit rose 36 percent Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    April 24- Aetna Inc., the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit rose as it added new members, and it raised its outlook for the year. Aetna reported net income of $665.5 million, or $1.82 per share, up from $490.1 million, or $1.48 per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, the company reported earnings of $1.98 per share.

  • Midday movers: Weibo, Sabre, Goldman Sachs & More Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Sign for Sabre IPO on Nasdaq board

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • April 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it has spent more than $100 million to cover a pricey new hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc, a higher cost than it expected by "multiples," sending shares in the sector lower.

  • April 8- U.S. health insurers said on Tuesday they still expected cuts in government reimbursements for privately managed Medicare health plans for the elderly next year even after the Obama administration rolled back the steepest reductions.

  • April 7- The U.S. government on Monday said that final payments to private health insurers for 2015 private Medicare Advantage plans would rise 0.4 percent for the average plan compared with a proposed cut of 1.9 percent.

  • Aetna, Cramer’s so glad he met ya’! Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Does your portfolio leave you feeling a little nauseous? Cramer thinks shares of Aetna could make you feel a lot better.

  • Prognosis good for health insurance stocks Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Hisham Uadadeh enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on Feb. 13, 2014, in Miami.

    As Americans rush to sign up for Obamacare plans before the March 31 deadline, investors have turned bullish on health insurers.

  • Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- President Barack Obama's ban on discriminatory health insurance practices against the sick has not stopped insurers from increasing up-front charges for the expensive drugs needed to control chronic illnesses from leukemia to multiple sclerosis.

  • *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast. UnitedHealth shares rose 3 percent to $76.01.

  • *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast.

  • *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. Gains were broad, with nine of the 10 S&P 500 sectors up on the day and a number of bellwethers, including Caterpillar Inc and Merck& Co, hitting 52- week highs.

  • Midday movers: EBay, Pfizer, Dillard's & More Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • *Shares of U.S. health insurers rise, Humana up 9 pct. Feb 24- U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government's proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting.

  • *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. Gains were broad, with nine of the 10 S&P 500 sectors up on the day and a number of bellwethers, including Caterpillar Inc and Merck& Co, hitting 52- week highs.

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 hits record in broad market rally Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. RF Micro Devices Inc agreed to buy TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion, while Men's Wearhouse Inc raised its cash tender offer for rival men's clothing retailer Jos.

  • Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.

  • Obamacare changes a negative for insurers: Moody's Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama in September 2013 in New York City.

    Credit rating giant Moody's warns that two proposed Obamacare rule changes would be "further credit negatives for health insurers."

  • Feb 7- Cigna Corp on Friday said costs in its private Medicare business were higher than expected in the fourth quarter and might continue on that path in 2014, resulting in a disappointing outlook and pushing its shares down nearly 9 percent.