SOURCE: StockCall


December 08, 2010 08:38 ET

Analyst Research on Health Net Inc. and Coventry Health Care Inc. -- Regulations Pressurizing Health Care Plans Sector

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the health care plans industry and has completed analytical research on Health Net Inc. (NYSE: HNT) and Coventry Health Care Inc. (NYSE: CVH). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Since the onset of the Obama administration's healthcare reform bill in Mid-March, much of the healthcare sector has been hurt by regulations. Through all of this, the Health Care Plans sector has managed to remain somewhat stable. While the recent realization that a part of the healthcare reform will set limits on the percentage of premiums insurers are able to devote toward profits and administrative costs will likely diminish the sector's revenue streams significantly, companies have managed to maintain strong net incomes despite shrinking income streams due to a drop in claims during the recession. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. 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 Health Net Inc. and Coventry Health Care Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The Health Care Plan sector will also see some of its programs become obsolete in 2014 when the reform is slated to kick in. Currently, the providers offer very minimal plans for low income workers in large corporate settings. The needs for these plans will be eliminated in 2014 when most low-income healthcare will be covered through governmental tax credits. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the health care plans industry.

For the third quarter 2010, Health Net Inc. posted a profit of $62.7 million due to lower costs. Revenue dropped by 14%, however, to $3.39 billion. Sales of its Northeast operations to UnitedHealth Group are to be blamed for the revenue shortfall. Investors looking for free research on Health Net Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

Conversely, Coventry Health Care Inc. saw its earnings more than double for the quarter as it reported net income of $189.9 million on a revenue of $2.84 billion. Here again, the company saw a sharper decline in revenue of 18%. Investors looking for complimentary research on Coventry Health Care Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

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