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$HUM's consolidated benefit ratio for 1Q16 increased by 170 basis points to 84.8% from last year, reflecting higher ratio in the Retail and Group segments. The rise was primarily driven by unfavorable seasonal impact of extra business day from leap year, as well as higher benefit of seasonal pattern of earnings from individual commercial business.
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The U.S. Treasury will be receiving $10 billion as dividends from the combined government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a sign that a recovered housing market is allowing the once-ailing firms to subsidize federal government spending.