UnitedHealth Group’s income will surpass $300 billion subsequent yr for the primary time because the diversified healthcare large continues to efficiently meld its insurance coverage enterprise with the supply of medical care.
UnitedHealth, which operates the UnitedHealthcare medical insurance enterprise and the Optum medical care companies unit, says its 2022 revenues are projected to be “$317 billion to $320 billion” with internet earnings of “$20.20 to $20.70 per share, and adjusted internet earnings of $21.10 to $21.60 per share.”
The announcement by the nation’s largest medical insurance firm concerning subsequent yr’s gross sales comes forward of Tuesday’s investor day when the healthcare large reveals its 2022 outlook. The disclosure on gross sales is important for UnitedHealth in addition to the medical insurance business given the corporate’s standing because the nation’s largest well being plan.
It’s been a superb yr this yr for UnitedHealth and on the whole for medical insurance corporations, which have reported bigger than anticipated income at occasions throughout the pandemic partially as a result of Individuals have delayed getting healthcare companies and a few routine care.
However medical insurance corporations are additionally seeing an enlargement of government-subsidized healthcare by way of Medicare Benefit, which well being insurers together with UnitedHealthcare administer for seniors, in addition to Medicaid, which insurers administer for state governments. Falling unemployment charges additionally bode properly for employer protection administered by well being insurers like UnitedHealthcare if extra employees and their employers purchase extra protection.
For this yr, UnitedHealth Group mentioned revenues for 2021 are anticipated to be “roughly $287 billion, with internet earnings of $17.80 to $17.95 per share and adjusted internet earnings of $18.75 to $18.90 per share.”