(Bloomberg) -- WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. insurer, increased its full-year forecast as the company gears up for business from the U.S. health-care law’s new online insurance markets.

Profit is expected to be at least $8.40 a share in 2013, Indianapolis-based WellPoint said in raising its projection for the third time this year. Analysts had estimated $8.27 in profit this year and $8.39 in 2014, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Third-quarter earnings topped estimates.

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