Fierce Healthcare January 15, 2020
Paige Minemyer

UnitedHealth Group reported its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings Wednesday

UnitedHealth expects to add 700,000 members to its Medicare Advantage plans in 2020, executives said on the company’s earnings call Monday.

David Wichmann, CEO of UnitedHealth Group, said on the call that is at the higher end of the healthcare giant’s predictions from its investor day in December and includes growth in United’s dual-eligible membership.

He said it was the insurer’s strongest performance in Medicare enrollment ever.

“As we continue to do better for those we serve, we will grow, helping improve the health system – one person at a time – intensely focused on driving improved consumer and physician experiences,” Wichmann said.

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