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Healthcare overhaul ramps up business at WellPoint
Healthcare overhaul ramps up business at WellPoint

WellPoint Inc. raised its 2014 earnings forecast again and trumped third-quarter expectations as the overhaul of the healthcare system adds millions of people 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. WellPoint now expects 2014 adjusted earnings to range between $8.75 and $8.85 per share. That's up from a forecast it made in July for earnings of more than $8.60 per share. The new forecast marks the third time this year that WellPoint has raised...

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