New Initiatives, Effective Partnerships and Acquisitions Making Affirmative Impacts - Research Report on UnitedHealth, Aetna, WellPoint, Cigna, and WellCare

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New Initiatives, Effective Partnerships and Acquisitions Making Affirmative Impacts - Research Report on UnitedHealth, Aetna, WellPoint, Cigna, and WellCare

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NEW YORK, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE: UNH), Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP), Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Research Report

On May 21, 2013, UnitedHealth Group, Inc., (UnitedHealth) in partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and Ralphs and Vons pharmacies, announced that it is making Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) programs available to Los Angeles County employees and their families. UnitedHealthcare is the first health plan to offer the DPCA programs in Los Angeles County. "The prevalence of diabetes in Los Angeles County continues to rise, affecting families' health and contributing to higher health care costs," said Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor. "By launching UnitedHealthcare's DPCA program for county employees and their families, we are taking an important step in helping prevent and control diabetes with proven, evidence-based programs that will increase awareness through education and activities aimed at making a positive impact." The Full Research Report on UnitedHealth Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/73e3_UNH]

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Aetna Inc. Research Report

On May 7, 2013, Aetna Inc. (Aetna) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc. (Coventry), a diversified managed health care company based in Bethesda, Maryland. Aetna now projects full-year 2013 operating earnings per share in the range of $5.70 to $5.85, an increase of $0.20 to $0.25 per share compared to its previous projection of $5.50 to $5.60, due to the completion of the Coventry acquisition. "The successful completion of our acquisition of Coventry presents new opportunities for Aetna and supports our strategy for growth in the changing health care marketplace," said Mark T. Bertolini, Aetna's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Together, we are well positioned - competitively, strategically and financially - to meet the evolving needs of the people we serve." The Full Research Report on Aetna Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/c0ee_AET]

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WellPoint Inc. Research Report

On May 28, 2013, WellPoint Inc. (WellPoint) announced a new initiative that provides access to quality fertility treatment programs at substantial discounts to its affiliated health plan members who do not have insurance coverage for infertility services. "In the U.S., more than seven million people are affected by infertility, but high costs and discretionary coverage can make access to effective treatments seem out of reach," said Gail Croall, M.D., Senior Vice President of Care Management with WellPoint. "This exciting program can potentially help people overcome certain obstacles they face when trying to start or build a family by enabling them to receive treatment by top-rated specialists along with medication therapies in a more affordable, discounted bundle." The Full Research Report on WellPoint Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/6fc8_WLP]

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Cigna Corp. Research Report

On May 29, 2013, HealthSpring, a Cigna company and leading Medicare Advantage plan, introduced its new brand name, Cigna-HealthSpring, and a new logo, both of which are designed to communicate the Company's brand promise of delivering personalized and high quality health care to its senior customers. The new Cigna-HealthSpring brand will be introduced to stakeholders via customized communications over the course of 2013, including a TV advertising campaign. David Cordani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cigna, said, "From the beginning, Cigna and HealthSpring have been a great fit due to our similar mission, vision and values, as well as our shared commitment to the individual customer. With that in mind, we worked together to develop a brand name and graphic identification that most effectively communicated our brand promise of delivering high quality health care to seniors." The Full Research Report on Cigna Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/700b_CI]

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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Research Report

On May 20, 2013, WellCare Health Plans, Inc, (WellCare) announced that it has entered an agreement with Take Care Health Systems, a subsidiary of Walgreens, to offer its Medicare Advantage members access to more than 370 Take Care Clinics located at select Walgreens stores in 19 states and Washington, D.C. "This agreement is consistent with our commitment to expand our members' access to high-quality health care," said John Crowley, WellCare's Vice President of Corporate Network Contracting. Take Care Clinics also offer Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visits and Medicare Yearly Wellness Visits. The visits are wellness services for Medicare beneficiaries that include screenings for a number of common conditions, as well as education and counseling to encourage wellness and prevent disease. The Company stated that as of March 2013, WellCare served more than 256,000 Medicare Advantage members in 14 states. The Full Research Report on WellCare Health Plans, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/be42_WCG]

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