RPT-BRIEF-Cigna says private Medicare hit by claim costs, government reimbursement cuts

Fri Feb 7, 2014 9:18am EST

Feb 7 (Reuters) - Cigna Corp : * Says private Medicare business was hurt by higher claim costs and government

reimbursement cuts * CFO says expects continued pressures on Medicare Advantage in 2014 * CFO says expects disruptive and challenging environment in 2014 * CFO says expects Q1 2014 earnings per share to be lower than Q1 2013

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