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Aetna profits up 42%; WellPoint sees 4% gain
Modern Healthcare

Two major health insurers posted income gains in the second quarter, with WellPoint’s profits up 4% over the same quarter a year ago, and Aetna showing a 42% jump in profits in the same time period. WellPoint, the nation’s largest insurer by membership, earned $722.4 million in the three months ended June 30, compared with $693.5 million a year ago. Aetna earned $491 million in the quarter, up from $346.6 million a year ago.