Aetna Inc. does not want to feed the worries of their investors by expecting higher revenues by the end of the year 2014.
They are looking at a higher rate of medical spending in the last blow of the year. This is to make up with the losses that the company has acquired in the past months. They worked on a 2.2 percent decrease in their total assets. The blow was not too hard as other companies in the same field experienced the fell, as well. Wellpoint Inc. and United Healthgroup Inc. were among the parties that met the same circumstances.
They explained that the decrease in their third quarter ratings was caused by the claims from their clients. The insurance company did not foresee that the claimants will reach higher than the usual. It made it harder for them because their big-time clients, companies, were the claimants. This means that they are facing 50 to 300 employees for each company that will claim their health insurance.
The fourth quarter is a typical offsetting season for health insurance companies. This has been the trend ever since the records show. Nothing yet is sure for the amount of increase, though. They will have to work out with the prices and the possible claimants for it.