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Major Health Insurances Brace for Challenges with Medicare Advantage Rates Stable in 2025

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
What is causing the decline in health insurance stocks HUM, UNH, CI today?

The health insurance industry is facing a major setback on Tuesday after President Joe Biden’s administration announced that Medicare Advantage rates will not be increased for 2025. This decision has caught the industry off guard, as the government typically raises rates compared to initial proposals. In fact, this is only the second time in the past decade that the government has not increased rates, and companies are now struggling to keep up with rising inflation and interest rates driving up medical prices.

Furthermore, increased use of insurance by patients has led to discussions about a merger between two major players in the industry. Talks between Humana (NYSE:HUM) and Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) collapsed due to concerns about FTC intervention.

The news of this decision has had a significant impact on the stock market. Humana stock has fallen 13.8%, UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) stock has decreased by 6.1%, and Cigna (NYSE:CI) stock is down less than 1%. Investors can stay updated on other stories such as Ubisoft (OTCMKTS:UBSFY) layoffs, Canoo (NASDAQ:GOEV) expansion plans, and Gritstone Bio (NASDAQ:GRTS) stock decline.

Overall, this decision marks a significant challenge for health insurance companies in the current economic environment, where costs are rising and regulatory hurdles are becoming more difficult to overcome.

By Samantha Nguyen

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