UnitedHealth Group 4Q Profit Drops 19 Percent, Still Tops Wall Street ForecastsUnitedHealth Group closed 2015 with a 19-percent drop in fourth-quarter profit, but the nation's largest health insurer still topped Wall Street's expectations thanks in part to growth outside of its core business.
Insurance Plans For 'Critical illness' Rise In Popularity"Critical illness" insurance is surging in popularity as consumers in high-deductible health plans look for ways to fill gaps in their coverage. The specialized coverage can help people who might struggle to pay out-of-pocket costs because it pays for things that conventional plans don't.
UnitedHealth Future In Public Insurance Exchange QuestionableUnitedHealth chopped its 2015 earnings forecast and the nation's largest health insurer has begun to question its future in public insurance exchanges, a key component in the nation's health care overhaul.
MNsure Board Names Sole Candidate For CEO JobMinnesota's health insurance exchange is considering a sole finalist to become its fourth leader in three years. MNsure's board of directors on Wednesday named Mark Nyquist the lone candidate to take the chief executive job permanently.
UnitedHealth Group 3Q Profit Slips, But Above ExpectationsUnitedHealth Group's third-quarter profit slipped, but the nation's largest health insurer still beat Wall Street expectations due in part to prescription drug management and its other fast-growing businesses.
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.