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Health insurer Aetna’s 2Q profit rises 17 percent
San Francisco Chronicle

Aetna Inc.’s second-quarter earnings jumped 17 percent, and the health insurer raised its 2013 forecast as it reaped revenue and enrollment gains from its acquisition of fellow insurer Coventry Health Care.

The Hartford, Conn., company said Tuesday that it earned $536 million, or $1.49 per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That’s up from $457.6 million, or $1.32 per share, in last year’s second quarter.

Adjusted earnings totaled $1.52 per share, excluding capital losses and one-time items such as costs tied to the Coventry deal.

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