As Insurers Bet Big on Government Business, Challenges Remain

  • Mar 18, 2022

    For the country’s major health insurers, an increasing amount of revenue and growth comes from business lines that serve government programs. Industry experts tell AIS Health that they don’t envision this changing anytime soon, but they do see ongoing business risks that will keep insurers on their toes.

    “The aging of the U.S. population has had a positive impact on the senior products segment and has led to consistent growth in the segment’s revenues and earnings for health insurers, a trend that is expected to continue in 2022 and beyond,” noted a recent report from the insurance-focused credit rating firm A.M. Best. Medicare Advantage premiums reached $292.9 billion in 2020 — about 13.8% higher than 2019 and more than double that of 2012.

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  • Leslie Small

    Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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