Analyst Reports Underscore Headwinds Facing Medicare Advantage Insurers

Recent reports from Wall Street analysts are shining a spotlight on challenges faced by UnitedHealth Group and Humana Inc., which are major players in the Medicare Advantage market. In particular, the authors cited increased utilization and potential lower reimbursement as reasons for pessimism, and they said they would be closely watching what insurers say during their upcoming first-quarter earnings calls.

Analysts’ concerns echo the sentiments that UnitedHealth and Humana executives expressed during their fourth-quarter earnings calls in January. However, it remains to be seen whether these are short-term trends or will continue for a longer period of time.

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Tim Casey

Tim Casey

Tim has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Before joining AIS Health in December 2021, he was a business reporter covering the commercial real estate industry’s capital markets for four years. He previously covered health care business issues for two medical publishing companies and high school, college and professional sports for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Tim has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

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