Report: UnitedHealth Approaches Aetna For Merger DealMinnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group has reportedly approached rival Aetna with a possible merger deal. The takeover deal is valued somewhere around $40 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Insurer UnitedHealth Bumps Up Quarterly Dividend 33 PercentUnitedHealth Group is raising its cash dividend by more than 30 percent once again, as the nation's largest health insurer keeps pace with its rising stock price. The Minneapolis company said Wednesday its board backed a dividend of 50 cents per share to be paid on June 24 to shareholders of record as of June 15.
Minnesota Sports Groups Maneuver For MLS TeamThe jockeying is intensifying for two groups hoping to land a Major League Soccer franchise in Minnesota.
UnitedHealth's 2Q Profit Slips 2 Percent UnitedHealth Group says its second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation's largest health insurer still trumped analyst expectations. The Minnetonka-based company also raised the low end of the earnings range it forecasts for this year.
Insurer UnitedHealth Raises Dividend By 34 PercentUnitedHealth is once again hiking the quarterly dividend it gives shareholders by more than 30 percent, with the latest increase tripling the initial value of a payout the nation's largest health insurer debuted in 2010.
MN Companies Rank High For Job-Seeking MillennialsMinnesota is home of a lot of great companies, but now we're home to some of the top places that young job seeks say they'd love to work for. The National Society of High School Scholars compiled a list of the top 25 companies in the country that millennials want to work for.
UnitedHealth, Snyder To Make Jobs Announcement The country's largest health benefits and services company will join Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to make a jobs-related announcement. UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley and Snyder on Tuesday afternoon are planning to discuss the future of subsidiary Optum in the state.
UnitedHealth's 1Q Profit Tumbles 8 PercentUnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance. The Minnetonka company said the overhaul and government budget cuts added about 35 cents per share in costs during the quarter.
Insurer UnitedHealth's 4Q Profit Rises 15 Percent UnitedHealth Group's fourth-quarter earnings jumped 15 percent to edge above expectations, as the nation's largest health insurer added millions of customers and booked a sizeable gain from a business that doesn't sell insurance.
MNsure CEO: Some Enrollees Need To Apply On Paper The leader of Minnesota's health insurance exchange said Wednesday that some portion of its customers won't be able to nail down coverage ahead of a March 31 federal deadline by using its troubled website, and will need to do so by filing a paper application.
UnitedHealth's 3Q Profit Edged Up 1 PercentUnitedHealth Group Inc.'s third-quarter earnings inched up 1 percent in a rare performance that failed to trump Wall Street expectations. The nation's largest health insurer also gave a less-than-reassuring vibe to investors by narrowing its 2013 forecast instead of raising it.
Some Carriers Opt Out Of MN Insurance MarketplaceWith just four months to go before Minnesota's new health insurance exchange goes live, it remains to be seen how many choices consumers will get. The names of companies that will offer competing plans via MNsure have not been announced.