March 21 (Bloomberg) — WellPoint Inc., the second-largest U.S. health insurer in the U.S., raised its 2014 earnings forecast as the company adds customers through Obamacare.

Net income this year will be greater than $8.20 a share, the Indianapolis-based company said in a statement today. WellPoint previously predicted earnings of more than $8. Analysts had expected $8.39 a share, the average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

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