Humana (HUM -9%) says that preliminary 2014 Medicare Advantage benchmark payment rates, which...

|About: Humana Inc. (HUM)|By:, SA News Editor

Humana (HUM -9%) says that preliminary 2014 Medicare Advantage benchmark payment rates, which were announced on Friday, will fall by mid-single digits. The company had expected the Medicare rate to be flat to slightly down, and it's now working out how it's going to pull off the trick of growing its Medicare membership and its earnings in 2014. (PR)