UnitedHealth Investor Day: Firm Confronts MA Pressures, Touts Innovation

During UnitedHealth Group’s annual Investor Day, analysts focused largely on looming challenges for the firm’s Medicare Advantage business. Yet the company’s executives also revealed some intriguing details about new benefit designs gaining traction in the company’s commercial insurance book of business.

In reviewing the updated 2024 financial estimates that UnitedHealth released before its Nov. 29 Investor Day, Wells Fargo analyst Stephen Baxter advised investors that “we see higher-than-expected MLR [medical loss ratio] and more modest MA membership growth as items to pick at.”

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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