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Q1 Life, Health and Annuity Earnings Calendar

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What You Need to Know

  • Interest rates have risen but not enough to boost earnings: KBW.
  • Stock prices are up for life and annuity issuers.
  • COVID-19 deaths could affect some insurers' results.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. kicked off the earnings release season for the first quarter by announcing growth in earnings and revenue, in spite of a COVID-19 wave that killed 200,000 people in the United States in Q1 2021.

The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based health insurer reported $5 billion in net income for the  quarter on $70 billion in revenue, up from $3.5 billion in net income on $64 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2020.

Operating earnings at the UnitedHealthcare health insurance unit increased to $4.1 billion, from $2.9 billion.

The company ended the quarter providing or administering health coverage for 49 million people, up from 48 million people a year earlier.

Other life, health and annuity issuers will be releasing their earnings starting next week.

Ryan Krueger, an analyst at KBW, a Stifel Company, wrote in a commentary that he’s seeing strong increases in stock prices for the life and annuity issuers he rates; interest rates that are slightly higher, but not high enough to boost earnings; and questions about the effects of COVID-19 on life insurance claims.

Earnings Release Dates

Here’s a list that gives each insurer’s anticipated earnings release date, along with the stock symbol the company uses to identify itself to investors. (This list will be updated over the next few days, as more earnings release dates come in.)

Click on the stock symbol to see the company’s SEC filing page.

April 15

  • UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)

April 21

  • Anthem Inc. (ANTM)
  • Globe Life  Inc. (GL)

April 26

  • Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP)
  • TriNet Group Inc. (TNET)

April 27

  • Centene Corp. (CNC)
  • Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG)

April 28

  • Aflac  Inc. (AFL)
  • CNO Financial Group (CNO)
  • Humana  Inc. (HUM)
  • Molina Healthcare (MOH)

April 29

  • EHealth Inc. (EHTH)
  • Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW)

May 4

  • CVS Health (Aetna). (CVS)
  • Horace Mann Educators Corp. (HMN)
  • Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU)

May 5

  • American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL)
  • Equitable Holdings (EQH)
  • Lincoln National Corp. (LNC)
  • Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC)
  • MetLife (MET)
  • Primerica (PRI)
  • Sun Life Financial (SLF)
  • Unum Group (UNM)

May 6

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • FBL Financial Group  Inc. (FFG)
  • Fidelity National Financial (Fidelity & Guaranty) (FNF)
  • Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)
  • Triple S Management Corp. (GTS)

May 7

  • Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH)
  • Cigna Corp. (CI)

May 10

  • Brighthouse Financial Inc. (BHF)

May 11

  • Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA)

May 12

May 13

  • Oscar Health Inc. (OSCR)

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