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  • Oct 30- Cigna Corp. said on Thursday that financial losses from the new Obamacare health insurance eased in the third quarter, becoming the second insurer this week to say that business was improving. Cigna, Aetna Inc and Humana Inc have said since the beginning of the year that they were posting losses on the plans because their patients were older and sicker...

  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • Oct 29- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as its medical costs stayed low, and it forecast continued earnings growth in 2015.. Some hospitals have said customers are have more procedures because of a turn in the economy, while others have cited new insurance and Medicaid plans offered under...

  • Oct 29- WellPoint Inc on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations as the company's customer numbers grew due to growth in Medicaid and the creation of new subsidized individual health plans under the national healthcare reform law. The company reported net profit of $630.9 million, or $2.22 per share, compared with $656.2...

  • The company, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, reported net profit of $630.9 million, or $2.22 per share, compared with $656.2 million, or $2.16 per share, a year earlier.

  • Fed will go out of its way to be dovish Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed is expected to announce the end of the easing program, but observers say the Fed is unlikely to change the language about keeping rates low.

  • Markets could shrug off Fed if it sounds dovish Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:49 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed is expected to announce the end of the easing program, but observers say the Fed is unlikely to change the language about keeping rates low.

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday it expects 2014 medical costs to increase at the high end of its forecasts, underpinning investor concerns that years of stabilized medical use could be ending. Shares in Aetna fell 2.2 percent and others insurers including UnitedHealth Group Inc and WellPoint Inc also fell.

  • What's boosting healthiest sector in S&P this year Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • Cramer: Ebola, the Fed and earnings, oh my Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Can the bull market continue? In preparation for earnings season to continue next week, Jim Cramer gives his take on what to expect.

  • New for 2015: Obamacare insurers' opt-out clause Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    People sit with an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the Mall of the Americas in March 2014 in Miami.

    Language in contracts health insurers must sign to sell coverage on HealthCare.gov will let them terminate their plans if premium subsidies cease.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • 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 "...

  • WellPoint boosts share buyback program by $5 bln Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    Oct 2- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc increased its share repurchase authorization by $5 billion, taking the total program to $6 billion, the company said in a regulatory filing. WellPoint's shares were up 1 percent after closing at $118.45 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The company plans to change its corporate name to Anthem Inc effective next...

  • Why Thomas Lee is bullish on stocks Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Thomas Lee

    Stock market strategist Thomas Lee says there's plenty of proof the bull market still has several years to go.

  • Keep betting on this part of the market: Pro Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Matarin Capital co-founder Nili Gilbert says to keep betting on large-cap stocks for the rest of the year.

  • Early movers: M, DE, F, AMZN, KING, TSN, LQ & more Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate. Other companies planning to sell 2015 Obamacare policies in California include Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, and Molina Healthcare. California is the largest of about a dozen states to announce proposed 2015 rates.

  • In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate. California is the largest of about a dozen states to announce proposed 2015 rates.

  • July 31- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical costs for its individual customers were higher than expected in the second quarter, adding to investor worries that spending is on the rise. Cigna shares fell 5 percent, and a sell-off begun early this week in other insurers including Aetna Inc and WellPoint Inc continued.