Executives at UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) said little today about the company’s new public exchange program as they reviewed first-quarter earnings.
The company now has 570,000 exchange qualified health plan (QHP) enrollees.
Dave Wichmann, president of the company’s UnitedHealthcare unit, said during a conference call with securities analysts that the number of QHP enrollees is “well ahead of our earnings outlook.”
But Wichmann and other executives who participated in the call said nothing about the demographics of the QHP enrollees, early claims experience, or thoughts about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) risk-management programs.
UnitedHealth is selling QHP coverage through 23 PPACA exchanges this year, up from five in 2014.