A large managed care company has become the latest financial services company to announce that it turned a profit during the third quarter.

UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., moved up its earnings release to today, from Oct. 21.

Here is a summary of the release:

3 Q 2008 Results

NET INCOME: $920 million

INVESTMENT AND OTHER INCOME: $143 million

REVENUE: $20 billion

MEDICAL MEMBERS: 33 million

3 Q 2007 Results

NET INCOME: $1.3 billion

INVESTMENT AND OTHER INCOME: $302 million

REVENUE: $19 billion

MEDICAL MEMBERS: 31 million

- Health care services operating earnings fell to $1.3 billion, from $1.8 billion.

- Reductions in commercial health plan profit margins and the percentage of plan members in fully insured plans hurt earnings.

- The number of Medicare supplement coverage holders increased 6%.