AIS Research: Anthem Gained 1.3 Million Members in 2014

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According to the recently published AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans: 2015, Anthem, Inc. gained more than 1.3 million members in 2014, mainly in the public sector and through its non-risk membership. The AIS Guide is not affiliated with or sponsored, endorsed or approved by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association or any of the independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

According to the recently released, independently published AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans: 2015, Anthem, Inc. gained more than 1.3 million members in 2014, for a total of more than 32.3 million members, giving the insurer 11% of the national health insurance market. The book details 2013 vs. 2014 enrollment data for Anthem and all other Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, and includes 2014 sector breakdowns and state-by-state figures.

The increase is largely due to the insurer’s gains of 672,647 lives in the public sector and more than 2.4 million in non-risk membership. And, if its purchase of Cigna Corp., which was announced in July 2015, is approved, Anthem is poised to surpass UnitedHealthcare as the nation’s largest insurer; the extra boost from Cigna’s commercial lines will shore up Anthem’s commercial risk membership, which dropped by nearly 1.8 million from 2013 to 2014.

The majority of Blues plans gained enrollment from 2013 to 2014, and Blues’ plan losses that did occur were relatively small, the Guide found.

Blues plans continue to lead most markets; Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are the market leaders in 35 states and the District of Columbia, as measured by medical membership, and they take the number two position in 10 states, according to The AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans: 2015. In addition, Blues plans account for 54.91% of individual (non-group) enrollment and nearly 53% of small-group risk membership in the U.S.

From the publishers of the popular monthly newsletter The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, The AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans: 2015 is the only resource that provides competitive intelligence on issues and challenges that are unique to Blues plans and how they relate to each other and to the rest of the health insurance industry. The book offers insights on Blues products, market strategies, acquisitions and alliances, and features financial projections and hard-to-find data on revenues, earnings, administrative spending, executive compensation and enrollment. It also features a directory of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans that includes company names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, websites, tax status and president/CEO names.

Published independently by AIS, both The AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans and The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans are not affiliated with or sponsored, endorsed or approved by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association or any of the independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

For more information on The AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans: 2015, including a full table of contents, visit https://aishealth.com/marketplace/ais-guide-blue-cross-and-blue-shield-plans. To read three sample chapters, visit https://aishealth.com/bookshelf.

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