September 30, 2019
Mark Farrah Associates (MFA) assessed the latest year-over-year enrollment trends, comparing second quarter 2018 with second quarter 2019 segment membership based on data filed in statutory financial reports from the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) and the CA DMHC (California Department of Managed Health Care). As of June 30, 2019, 267.4 million people received medical coverage from U.S. health insurers. This number is up from 266.5 million or approximately 825,000 members, from a year ago. Mid-year enrollment trends indicated membership gains for Medicare Advantage (MA), Employer-Group risk, and Employer-Group ASO (administrative services only for self-funded plans) business, while the Managed Medicaid and Individual segments experienced year-over-year declines.
About the Data
The data used in this analysis brief was obtained from Mark Farrah Associates' Health Coverage Portal™ database. Employer group ASO figures may be estimated by Mark Farrah Associates using credible company and industry resources. Individual, Non-Group membership reported by some carriers may include CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). These adjustments may have resulted in moderate understatement or overstatement of enrollment changes by segment. Findings reflect enrollment reported by carriers with business in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Data sources include NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) and the CA DMHC (California Department of Managed Health Care). As always, MFA will continue to report on important plan performance and competitive shifts across all segments.
About Mark Farrah Associates (MFA)
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