WellPoint Inc., the nation's second largest health insurer, is providing a more bearish than anticipated forecast for 2013 earnings, according to a Leerink Swann analyst who is lowering his expectations for growth from the insurer's established business for the new year.
By Associated Press|September 19, 2012 at 07:45 AM
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WellPoint Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, is providing a more bearish than anticipated forecast for 2013 earnings, according to a Leerink Swann analyst who is lowering his expectations for growth from the insurer’s established business for the new year.
THE OPINION: WellPoint Chief Financial Officer Wayne DeVeydt said at a recent conference that he expects the insurer’s 2013 earnings to be stable next year, but net income could slip depending on, among other things, investments the insurer makes in its business to prepare for insurance exchanges that will start in 2014 as part of the health care overhaul.
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