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Anthem predicts healthy 2014, looking for ‘opportunistic’ deals
Modern Healthcare

Anthem expects its full-year 2014 profitability to be at the high end of its estimates as it benefits from slow utilization among its insured healthcare consumers. The insurer will continue to explore health plan acquisitions and will actively monitor how consolidation transpires in the sector.“We are very confident in our ability to win in the new marketplace,” Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.Adjusted earnings per share for fiscal 2014 are projected to be $8.85, the top of its outlined estimate announced in the third quarter.