Is this the Future for Health Plans?

Industry bellwether UnitedHealth Group projects 2014 health plan profits to fall about 15% in 2014 while earnings from the company’s Optum healthcare technology and services division soar.  Is this the future for health plans as reform takes a big bite out of industry profits?  Not so fast.  United says that after the initial hit from reform cycles through, health plan profits will accelerate through 2018 and could double over the next seven to 10 years.

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One Response to Is this the Future for Health Plans?

  1. […] a few people in the Blues community, but the recent projections from United Health Group about the growth in their Optum business unit compared to the rest of their business got me thinking about it again. […]

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