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Cigna Corp. fell$. 56 or. 7 percent, to $79.03. Humana Inc. rose$. 14 or. 1 percent, to $112.60. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $77.19.
Cigna Corp. rose $1.79 or 2.3 percent, to $79.59. Humana Inc. rose $1.84 or 1.7 percent, to $112.46. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.25 or 1.6 percent, to $77.27.
Cigna Corp. rose $2.04 or 2.6 percent, to $79.84. Humana Inc. rose $1.75 or 1.6 percent, to $112.37. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.29 or 1.7 percent, to $77.31.
Cigna Corp. rose $1.01 or 1.3 percent, to $78.81. Humana Inc. rose$. 62 or. 6 percent, to $111.24. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 43 or. 6 percent, to $76.45.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $77.80. Humana Inc. rose$. 31 or. 3 percent, to $110.62. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $76.02.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $77.85. Humana Inc. rose$. 26 or. 2 percent, to $110.57. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $76.01.
Cigna Corp. unchanged at $78.02. Humana Inc. rose$. 26 or. 2 percent, to $110.57. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $75.99.
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.
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it expects to lose money on the Obamacare exchanges even as demand for these insurance plans has picked up over the past few weeks.
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that demand for insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges had picked up in the last few weeks and that it had signed up 135,000 paid members through the end of January.
Feb 5- Humana Inc said on Wednesday that it received 202,000 applications for Obamacare health insurance plans, many of them from young people, but still gave a wide forecast for 2014 profit as it waits to see the demographics of future customers.
Feb 5- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that it had received 202,000 applications through Jan. 31 for 2014 Obamacare health insurance plans in the 14 states where it offers them.
Jan 29- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc said on Wednesday the applicants for the new Obamacare health plans are of the age and demographics it had expected, indicating that medical costs will not soar beyond the prices it charges. Insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law went on sale Oct. 1 and into effect on Jan. 1.
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NEW YORK, Jan 16- A decade of lawmaking by U.S. states to ensure consumers are told when their data has been hacked still lets companies such as Target Corp wait weeks or even months to disclose security breaches.
Jan 14- WellPoint Inc expects its growth to accelerate because of the expansion of health insurance through public exchanges and Medicaid under Obamacare, despite technology problems, Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish told an investor conference.
Obamacare could lead to higher profits for the health care industry, Tenet Healthcare CEO Trevor Fetter says.
NEW YORK, Jan 8- Some top U.S. health insurers are giving consumers more time to pay their Obamacare premiums, extending the deadline to the end of January for benefits that begin retroactively from Jan. 1.