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Healthcare

BRIEF-UnitedHealth CFO Says Healthcare Use Returned To Seasonal Levels During Q4

Jan 20 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc:

* UNITEDHEALTH CFO SAYS HEALTHCARE USE RETURNED TO SEASONAL LEVELS DURING THE FOURTH QUARTER

* UNITEDHEALTH CFO SAYS FOURTH QUARTER COVID HEALTHCARE ACTIVITY ROSE TO ACCOUNT FOR 11% OF ALL CARE, UP FROM 6% IN THE THIRD QUARTER

* UNITEDHEALTH CFO SAYS HEALTHCARE USE AT ITS OPTUM HEALTH UNIT IS NEAR ITS TYPICAL RATE

* UNITEDHEALTH CFO SAYS ITS 2021 OUTLOOK REMAINS CONSISTENT WITH ITS EARLY DECEMBER COMMENTARY, INCLUDING THE NEGATIVE COVID-19 EFFECTS IT HAS SEEN

* UNITEDHEALTH EXEC SAYS COVID-19 CARE COSTS IN 2021 EXPECTED TO BE SIMILAR TO WHAT WAS EXPERIENCED IN FY 2020 - CONF CALL Further company coverage:

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