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Cigna Reports Strong Third Quarter Results And Raises 2012 Outlook

Financial Results (dollars in millions, customers in thousands):

   
Nine Months
Three Months Ended Ended
September 30,   June 30, September 30,
2012   2011   2012 2012
Premiums and Fees $ 4,922   $ 3,255 $ 5,008 $ 14,431
Adjusted Income from Operations 1 $ 384 $ 248 $ 332 $ 978
Adjusted Margin, After-Tax 7 7.0% 6.6% 6.0% 6.1%
 
As of the Periods Ended
September 30, June 30, December 31,
Customers: 2012   2011   2012   2011
Commercial 12,290 11,427 12,182 11,439
Medicare and Medicaid   441     44     437     44
Medical 12,731 11,471 12,619 11,483
 
Behavioral Care 8 21,544 17,725 21,208 18,344
Dental 11,387 10,885 11,248 10,884
Pharmacy 6,721 6,357 6,634 6,368
Medicare Part D 1,265 538 1,264 538
 
  • Overall, Health Care results reflect contributions from the HealthSpring acquisition effective February 1, 2012 and sustained growth in our targeted customer segments.
  • Third quarter premiums and fees increased 51% relative to third quarter 2011, due to the contributions from the HealthSpring acquisition, organic business growth, rate increases, and increased specialty penetration, partially offset by business mix, which reflects a continued shift by clients to our Administrative Services Only (“ASO”) solutions.
  • Third quarter 2012 adjusted income from operations 1 reflects continued growth in targeted medical and specialty businesses, favorable pharmacy results primarily for our Medicare Part D business, and favorable medical costs, including prior year claim development of approximately $6 million after-tax. The third quarter 2012 results also reflect further operating expense leverage, while continuing to make strategic investments in service capabilities and programs to increase efficiency.
  • Third quarter 2012 segment margins 7 are higher than third quarter 2011 and second quarter 2012 primarily as a result of favorable pharmacy results.
  • Adjusted income from operations 1 for third quarter 2011 and second quarter 2012 included favorable prior year claim development of approximately $5 million after-tax and $17 million after-tax, respectively.
  • Health Care medical claims payable 9 was approximately $1.4 billion at September 30, 2012 and $900 million at December 31, 2011. The increase in the September 30, 2012 balance is primarily attributable to the HealthSpring acquisition.

International

This segment includes Cigna’s supplemental health, life, and accident insurance and global health expatriate benefits businesses operating in international markets as well as the U.S.

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