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Healthcare overhaul ramps up business at WellPoint
San Francisco Chronicle

WellPoint raised its 2014 earnings forecast again and trumped third-quarter expectations as the overhaul of the health care system adds millions to the nation’s health insurance rolls, and at a lower cost than was expected at the nation’s second largest health insurer.

The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer expects earnings growth in 2015 as well, and CEO Joseph Swedish said the company is weighing larger dividends.

Company shares rose more than 2 percent at the open of trading Wednesday.