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 .
UnitedHealth Group Inc. , the largest U.S. insurer by sales, promoted Mike Mikan and Gail Boudreaux to run the health-services and health-benefits divisions, moves that may signal the executives are candidates to head the company in the future.
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.
Express Scripts Holding Co., the U.S.’s largest pharmacy benefit manager after buying Medco Health Solutions Inc., rose the most in five weeks after the company reported prescription volume increased more than analysts expected.
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurance company, agreed to pay about $4.9 billion to buy 90 percent of Amil Participacoes SA, a Brazil-based insurer and hospital chain that gives the American company a stake in the world’s second-biggest emerging economy.