- UnitedHealth (UNH) up 1.4%.
- Aetna (AET) up 1.4%.
- Humana (HUM) up 2.2%.
- Cigna (CI) up 2.2%.
- Universal American (UAM) up 2.2%.
- WellPoint (WLP) up 3.0%.
Pet costs are seen surging, as are several other top household categories.
Stocks close lower on Tuesday as shares of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson decline after the companies reported first quarter earnings.
Stocks closed lower after digesting mixed first quarter earnings data.
A moratorium on the tax is saving insurers, consumers nearly $14 billion this year.