UnitedHealth Group is getting its results release for the third quarter over with today.
The health insurance giant was preparing to release its earnings before the stock market opens, hold a conference call with securities analysts, and sit back and watch other life, health and annuity insurers tell Wall Street what dealing with COVID-19 and low interest rates has been like for them.
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The third quarter of the year ended Sept. 30.
Most insurers do not sell stock to the public. They simply file quarterly and annual financial statements with state insurance regulators. Members of the public generally get to see those reports by visiting the offices of state insurance commissioners, use proprietary websites, or waiting for the California Department of Insurance to post the statements on their website.
Twenty-two U.S. life insurers have enough ordinary stockholders that they must file quarterly and annual reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Securities analysts then tell investors what the results seem to mean.