Contract Expansions, Strategic Partnerships, and Care Initiatives to a High-Quality, Cost-Effective Patient Care - Research Report on UnitedHealth, Aetna, Cigna, WellCare, and Molina

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Contract Expansions, Strategic Partnerships, and Care Initiatives to a High-Quality, Cost-Effective Patient Care - Research Report on UnitedHealth, Aetna, Cigna, WellCare, and Molina

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NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE: UNH), Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), and Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE MOH). 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 July 10, 2013, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (United Healthcare) reported that it plans to expand its accountable care contracts over the next five years across its employer-sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid health benefit businesses. The Company is focusing on rewarding care providers for better care and lower costs as it dramatically reduces the use of exclusively fee-for-service contracts. "We are improving health outcomes for patients at lower costs by moving even more broadly to value-based payment models and integrating those with our care provider network, product and clinical strategies," said Austin Pittman, President, UnitedHealthcare Networks. "Our unparalleled experience with accountable care models demonstrates that they can work better for everyone in health care, from patients to payers to care providers." 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 July 11, 2013, Aetna Inc. (Aetna) reported that it has formed a strategic partnership with Zurich-based Swiss Life to offer Aetna's international and domestic health care benefits and services to Swiss Life's multinational customers, effective September 1, 2013. "Swiss Life shares our mission to provide high-quality employee benefits solutions and services tailored to meet the specific needs of companies operating in different countries and cultures," said Eugene Marks, General Manager of the Americas for Aetna International. "Increasingly, businesses are looking for opportunities overseas and workers are becoming more globally mobile. Our collaboration with Swiss Life will allow us to provide a greater number of employees with the comprehensive health care coverage they need no matter where in the world they are." Under the new partnership, Swiss Life's multinational clients can also access Aetna's domestic employee benefits products and services for their US-based workforces. 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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Cigna Corp. Research Report

On July 11, 2013, Cigna Corp. (Cigna), together with Tucson-area doctors affiliated to Arizona Community Physicians and Arizona Connected Care, have launched a set of collaborative accountable care initiatives to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination, and achieve the "triple" aim of improved health, affordability, and patient experience. "We share a commitment with these physician practices to prevention, improving health care quality and changing the health care system from one that focuses on volume to one that focuses on value and quality of care," said John Keats, M.D., Cigna's Senior Medical Director for Arizona. "Extending our initiatives into Tucson means that more people in Arizona will have access to the benefits of the program, which has shown strong early results in Phoenix." Being the first of the Company's collaborative accountable care initiatives in Tucson, the program became effective July 1, 2013. 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 July 8, 2013, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WellCare) announced the appointment of Steven Goldberg, M.D., as the Company's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Goldberg will participate in strategic planning and policy direction for the Company, focused on ensuring high-quality, cost-effective care for its members. Alec Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Dr. Goldberg has extensive experience as both a physician and a business executive. He has a solid reputation for building strong relationships across the health care system and he will be an asset in our mission to deliver quality, cost-effective health care solutions to our members and government customers." Prior to his engagement with WellCare, Dr. Goldberg has served as a Senior Medical Director for Coventry Healthcare of Kentucky. Besides, Dr. Goldberg also held the office of Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs in Express Scripts. 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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Molina Healthcare Inc. Research Report

On July 3, 2013, Molina Healthcare, Inc. (Molina) announced that its subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, has entered into a definitive agreement to assume Lovelace Community Health Plan's contract for the New Mexico Medicaid Salud! Program. Patty Kehoe, President of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, commented, "This agreement with Lovelace further reinforces our commitment to the Medicaid program, and we remain focused on our health plan's readiness and continued partnership with the State of New Mexico under the Centennial Care program in 2014." The Company anticipates completing the transaction on August 1, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Full Research Report on Molina Healthcare 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/105d_MOH]

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