Cigna says second-quarter profit rose as premium revenue grew

July 31 Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:17am EDT

July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday that its second-quarter profit and revenue rose as it took in more healthcare premiums and fees from increased customers in its commercial business.

Cigna reported net income of $573 million, or $2.12 per share, up from $505 million, or $1.76 per share, a year earlier.

The company had 13.8 million people in its commercial business, up from 13.6 million a year earlier.

(Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)