WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, is considering former Amerigroup Corp. Chief Executive Officer James Carlson among several finalists to become CEO, according to a person familiar with the matter.
U.S. health insurers can include the cost of federal taxes in determining whether they spend enough on patient care, increasing the amount that can be kept for administration or profit under new rules. Company shares rose .
Aetna Inc., the third-biggest U.S. health insurer, said third-quarter profit rose, defying analyst predictions for a decline, as the company boosted revenue from premiums and medical costs stayed stable.
WellPoint Inc.’s Angela Braly chided Barack Obama for spreading “false information” about health insurers two years ago. She’s now facing tough questions about her own performance from investors calling for her ouster.