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January 11, 2011 08:28 ET

Analyst Research on CIGNA Corp. and WellPoint Inc. -- Health Insurers Stand to Benefit From Expansion of Medicaid in 2014

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the health care plans industry and has completed analytical research on CIGNA Corp. (NYSE: CI) and WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Companies within the Health Care Plans sector which include players like CIGNA Corp. and WellPoint Inc. have been working to expand their Medicaid Part D offerings now that baby bombers are reaching retirement age and will soon qualify for subsidized prescription medication under the new healthcare reform. Along with the aging populace, Medicaid is slated to expand by about $40 billion under the new reform law set to go into effect in 2014. Investors looking for free research on CIGNA Corp. and WellPoint Inc. are welcome to sign up at or for our new reports. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the health care plans industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on CIGNA Corp. and WellPoint Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The new law expands coverage by 16 million people or an estimated $56.5 billion in revenue. State governments are having companies bid to be in place when 2014 rolls around as their strained budgets necessitate outsourcing of many programs. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the health care plans industry.

This is good news for a sector hurt by regulations written into the healthcare reform that restrict margins from the premiums they collect. With much uncertainty on the horizon and companies no longer able to deny care for pre-existing conditions, many companies within the sector are expected to raise their prices substantially. To complicate this matter, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has said it will require companies to publicly post and substantiate rate increases over 10%. This new process has already caused some companies to revise and lower their projected rate hikes. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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