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RightChoice Reports Higher Second Quarter Net Income

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NU Online News Service, July 24, 12:25 p.m. – RightChoice Managed Care Inc., St. Louis, is reporting $15 million in net income for the second quarter on $288 million in revenue, up from $8.5 million on $260 million for the second quarter of 2000.

Operating income, which excludes investment income, interest income and taxes, increased 87%, to $22 million.

RightChoice earned more because it was able to charge more for health insurance, and to expand a unit that helpsemployers run self-insured health plans, the company says.

Enrollment in the insured plans increased 1%, to 539,000, while enrollment in the self-insured, “administrative services only” plans increased 8%, to 2.3 million.

The company brought in about $471 in revenue per insured member, up 9%.

Revenue for each member of an administrative services only plan held steady at $15.


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