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Cigna's stock rises 19% despite quarterly loss

Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2009

Cigna Corp. said rising unemployment levels should continue to whittle away at enrollment in 2009, as the managed-care provider posted a fourth-quarter loss due in part to investment losses. Managed-care providers have been battling pricing difficulties, rising costs, investment losses, and tight commercial-risk enrollment, a problem exacerbated by rising unemployment. In response, some insurers have trimmed their work forces.