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Medicare Advantage Rates Stay Steady in Rare Occurrence, Shocking Health Insurance Industry

BySamantha Jones

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

The health insurance industry is facing a significant challenge on Tuesday after President Joe Biden’s administration announced that Medicare Advantage rates will not be increased for 2025. This decision marks a rare occurrence where the government has not raised rates compared to initial proposals, and it has taken health insurance companies by surprise. In fact, this is only the second time in the last decade that rates have not increased, and now companies will have to cover more costs due to rising inflation and interest rates driving up medical prices.

The announcement has had a significant impact on the stock market, with Humana (NYSE:HUM) stock falling 13.8%, UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) stock decreasing by 6.1%, and Cigna (NYSE:CI) stock declining by less than 1%. Investors looking for more information can stay updated on Ubisoft (OTCMKTS:UBSFY) layoffs, Canoo (NASDAQ:GOEV) expansion plans, and Gritstone Bio (NASDAQ:GRTS) stock decline.

The decision not to increase Medicare Advantage rates for 2025 has sent shockwaves through the industry, leading to a downturn in health insurance stocks as companies face increased costs and other challenges in the current economic environment. Furthermore, there were concerns about FTC intervention when talks between two major players in the industry collapsed due to merger discussions.

By Samantha Jones

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