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Medical Payers by Total Enrollment

We all know the big names in the health insurance market but do we know how many millions of members they cover?  This article breaks it down by the top 10 payers:

1. United Healthcare — 47.53 million members

2. Anthem (Indianapolis) — 33.99 million members

3. Aetna (Hartford, Conn.) — 19.96 million members

4. Cigna (Bloomfield, Conn.) — 14.03 million members

5. Humana (Louisville, Ky.) — 9.66 million members

6. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (Chicago) — 8.09 million members

7. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (Oakland, Calif.) — 7.81 million members

8. Health Net (Los Angeles) — 6.12 million members

9. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Richardson) — 5.02 million members

10. Centene (St. Louis) — 4.51 million members

The Heat Turns Up on the Anthem-Cigna Proposed Merger

The plot thickens for the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger.  Since the feds announced they intent to sue to stop both the Anthem-Cigna and Humana-Aetna deals, the pressure has been turned up to consummate the Cigna acquisition by the end of Q1 2017 otherwise financial ramifications can ensue and the deal is off the table.

Read more here.

What’s Next for the Anthem-Cigna Merger?

With the Feds suing last week to stop the Anthem-Cigna merger, its pure speculation as to what happens next.  Anthem’s CEO has stated they will fight this in court w/a trial slated to begin in October.  There is some interesting speculation as to how this will impact the payer landscape including the Aetna-Humana merger.

 

Aetna-Humana Merger Receives Another Blow

Could this be a sign of things to come?  The highly influential California Insurance Commissioner sent a recommendation to the Feds to block the merger between these two health insurance giants citing anti-competitive concerns.  California is, after all, the world’s third largest economy and hold’s great sway in Washington.