A Minnesota-based business will lead the efforts to fix the new government health insurance website, healthcare.gov. The federal government selected Quality Software Services Inc on Friday. The company is owned by Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth’s Optum business.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s second-quarter net income rose almost 8 percent, buoyed by steady enrollment growth. The nation’s largest health insurer’s earnings topped Wall Street estimates. It also raised the low end of its full-year earnings forecast Thursday.
UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter net income dropped 14 percent, as the health insurer’s medical costs climbed, and it booked a smaller gain due to leftover insurance claims.
Insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. predicts 2013 earnings growth of up to 5 percent compared to its forecast for this year, but analysts have higher expectations.
UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka plans to market discounted hearing aids to consumers, even non-subscribers.
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Wednesday raised its credit outlook on health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to “positive” from “stable,” saying the company’s financial position has improved compared with its competitors’.