Its individual Medicare Advantage membership surpassed 1.9 million as of Sept. 30, up 18 percent from a year ago. Those plans offer privately run, government-subsidized comprehensive health insurance for seniors with extras likes vision or dental coverage in addition to basic Medicare coverage. Humana said its group Medicare Advantage membership reached 395,700, up 25 percent from a year ago.
Membership in its individual stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plans rose 19 percent to nearly 2.95 million as of Sept. 30. Humana's position in that market has benefited from teaming with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Pretax income in its health and well-being services segment totaled $148 million, compared to $83 million a year ago. The increase mainly reflected growth in Humana's pharmacy business.
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