Organization and Operations (Policies)
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation||
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying interim financial statements have been prepared under the presumption that users of the interim financial information have either read or have access to the audited financial statements included in the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. The unaudited interim financial statements herein have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, footnote disclosures that would substantially duplicate the disclosures contained in the December 31, 2019 audited financial statements have been omitted from these interim financial statements, where appropriate. In the opinion of management, these financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the results of the interim periods presented.
Certain 2019 amounts in the consolidated financial statements and notes to the consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2020 presentation. These reclassifications have no effect on net earnings or stockholders' equity as previously reported.
On January 23, 2020, the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WellCare) (the WellCare Acquisition). The acquisition was accounted for as a business combination. See Note 2. Acquisitions for further details.
|Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance and Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted||
Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance
In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) which changes how entities measure credit losses for most financial assets and certain other investments that are not measured at fair value through net income. The ASU is intended to improve financial reporting by requiring timelier recording of credit losses on loans and other financial instruments held by financial institutions and other organizations. The amended guidance requires the measurement of all expected credit losses for financial assets (or groups of financial assets) and available for sale debt securities held at the reporting date over the remaining life based on historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts. The guidance is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted the new guidance in the first quarter of 2020. The majority of the Company’s receivables and other financial instruments are with government entities and, therefore, the adoption did not have a material impact on its receivables and other financial instruments. The Company evaluated its investment portfolio under the new available-for-sale debt securities impairment model guidance. The vast majority of the Company’s investment portfolio are low risk, investment grade securities. The impact of our evaluation of the investment portfolio resulted in an immaterial decrease to retained earnings at January 1, 2020. The Company evaluates available-for-sale debt securities on a regular basis and records an allowance for credit losses, if necessary. The comparative information has not been restated and continues to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for those periods. The new guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In August 2018, the FASB issued an ASU which aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software (and hosting arrangements that include an internal use software license). The accounting for the service element of a hosting arrangement that is a service contract is not affected by the amendments in this update. The amendments in this ASU require an entity that is the customer in a hosting arrangement to follow the guidance on internal-use software to determine which implementation costs to capitalize and which costs to expense. The standard also requires an entity that is the customer to expense the capitalized implementation costs of a hosting arrangement over the term of the hosting arrangement. The new guidance requires an entity to present the expense related to the capitalized implementation costs in the same line item in the statement of income as the fees associated with the hosting element of the arrangement and classify payments for capitalized implementation costs in the statement of cash flows in the same manner as payments made for fees associated with the hosting element. The entity is also required to present the capitalized implementation costs in the statement of financial position in the same line item that a prepayment for the fees of the associated hosting arrangement would be presented. The guidance is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted the new guidance in the first quarter of 2020. The new guidance did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Recent Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted
In December 2019, the FASB issued an ASU which simplifies the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles in ASC Topic 740. The ASU also clarifies and amends certain areas of ASC Topic 740 to improve consistent application of and simplify the generally accepted accounting principles within Topic 740. The guidance is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the ASU on the Company's consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.
Disclosure of accounting policy for basis of accounting, or basis of presentation, used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).
No definition available.
Disclosure of accounting policy pertaining to new accounting pronouncements that may impact the entity's financial reporting. Includes, but is not limited to, quantification of the expected or actual impact.
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