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  • Dec 12- Health insurer Centene Corp forecast better-than-expected sales and profit for 2015 as it signs on more Medicaid members. The company, which provides services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, said it expects to earn $5.05 to $5.35 per share next year. It also forecast premium and service revenue of $20.3 billion to $20.8 billion.

  • Members under the Medicaid health plans increased 28 percent to 2.3 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, driven by additions in Florida, Kentucky and Georgia under the federal health insurance program for lower-income people, Wellcare said. Medicaid expansion has also helped other insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc, Centene Corp and Cigna Corp..

  • Members under the Medicaid health plans rose 28 percent to 2.3 million as Florida, Kentucky and Georgia added more to the federal health insurance program for lower-income people. The expansion of Medicaid also helped other insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc, Centene Corp and Cigna Corp.. WellCare's medical benefit expenses rose 40 percent to $3...

  • Oct 28- Health insurer Centene Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as it signed on more Medicaid members. Centene, which provides services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, said total membership increased 42 percent from a year earlier to 3.7 million as of Sept. 30. Net profit attributable to Centene rose to $82.6...

  • Oct 28- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit in the third quarter as it signed on more Medicaid members. About 70 percent of the total were Medicaid members. Net profit attributable to Centene rose to $82.6 million, or $1.36 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $49.4 million or 87 cents per share.

  • July 25- Shares of WellCare Health Plans Inc fell 22 percent on Friday, a day after the healthcare provider reported a surprise loss due to high costs for Medicaid plans in Florida and the company halved its forecast for full-year adjusted profit.

  • July 25- Shares of WellCare Health Plans Inc fell 22 percent on Friday, a day after the healthcare provider reported a surprise loss due to high costs for Medicaid plans in Florida and the company halved its forecast for full-year adjusted profit.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, as member signups surged 23 percent. The company's shares rose as much as 8.5 percent to hit a life high of $81.98 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Centene said it had 3.2 million members as of June 30.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, as the company's premium and services revenue surged after it expanded in Florida, Ohio and California.

  • CORRECTED-Centene's profit jumps 24 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • Time for a hospital to buy WellCare or Centene? Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Shares of WellCare Health Plans and Centene surged Tuesday on speculation that one of the two Medicaid insurance providers could be acquired.

  • Midday movers: Hillshire, BofA, AmEx & more Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Three things to watch when Wellpoint reports Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    WellPoint Inc. headquarters stand in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    WellPoint bet big Obamacare, and investors expect the nation's largest provider of Blue Cross plans to report large membership gains.

  • Investors got it wrong on Obamacare for years: Pro Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:14 AM ET

    The widely believed notion in the market that Obamacare would be bad for insurance stocks has been the wrong call, said Barclays health-care analyst Joshua Raskin

  • White House admits key flaw in Obamacare website Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    For the first time, White House officials identified a key flaw crippling Obamacare enrollment on the HealthCare.gov website.

  • Consider two potential winners of Obamacare Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Love it or hate it, Obamacare has the potential to boost health insurance stocks in a big way going forward. Molina and WellCare are two possible winners.

  • 3 winning stocks under new health-care law Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    Companies with the lowest cost structures will likely do well, Josh Raskin says.

  • Strong Flu Could Boost Some Health Care Profits Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    A man is is given his annual flu shot.

    It is shaping up to be the worst cold and flu season in about ten years, with more than 40 states reporting widespread influenza doctor visits and hospitalizations.

  • Healthcare: Higher Medicaid Costs Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    How everyone will deal with the effects of Obamacare in 2013.