MCMURRAY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mark Farrah Associates (MFA), www.markfarrah.com, released a year-end 2021 health insurance segment enrollment update. MFA compared membership between 4th quarter 2020 with 4th quarter 2021 to provide greater insight into enrollment trends for the Individual, Group, ASO, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid insurance segments.
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As of December 31, 2021, approximately 305 million people received medical coverage from U.S. health insurers. This number is up from 297.5 million, or approximately 7.6 million additional members, from a year ago. Between 4Q20 and 4Q21, membership growth was significant for the individual market as this segment gained approximately 1.9 million more members, year-over-year. In addition, the Medicare Advantage and Medicaid markets also experienced notable membership increases. The Employer-group risk and Employer-group ASO (administrative services only for self-funded plans) segments provide the largest sources of coverage in the industry, however, these segments, combined, continued to demonstrate year-over-year membership declines.
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