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July 28, 2014

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From Health Plan Week - UnitedHealth Group kicked off the second-quarter earnings season by beating Wall Street expectations with its results released on July 17, despite a slight 2% earnings dip from the same period of 2013. Market watchers said the ability of the insurance giant to keep costs under control and shore up deficiencies speaks to its overall long-term strength. Unfortunately for UnitedHealth’s competitors, however, it has been some years since UnitedHealth was considered a bellwether for other industry players, because its size and diverse business lines seemingly make it impervious to too much pain in a challenging marketplace, market watchers say. Read more

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July 25, 2014
Aetna Names Former Sen. Snowe to Board

Aetna Inc. named former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) to its board. She served in the Senate from 1995-2013. http://tinyurl.com/l7mkam4

July 25, 2014
CEO of Colo.'s Public Insurance Exchange Moves to Cigna

Patty Fontneau, CEO of Colorado's public insurance exchange, is leaving that position to head Cigna Corp.'s private exchange area.

July 22, 2014
D.C. Appeals Court Bars Subsidies for Federal Exchanges

D.C. Appeals Court Bars Subsidies for Federal Exchanges http://tinyurl.com/ohrmbx5

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