|By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer|
The insurer turned in "a solid quarter with few surprises, but less impressive than the company's performance earlier in the year," Leerink Swann analyst
Total revenue climbed 11 percent to
The insurer normally trumps
Health insurance is
The insurer said operating costs climbed mainly because it decided to bring some pharmacy benefits management business it used to give to an outside company in-house and because it was preparing to start a new contract to cover military members and their families through the government's
The insurer's enrollment jumped 18 percent in the quarter to 40.9 million people, compared to the 2011 quarter. That was largely due to the addition of the Brazilian business.
For the full year,
The company said it still expects 2013 earnings to range between
Analysts expect, on average, earnings of
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