How many Medicare Advantage lives 15 payers added in 2021

For-profit payers saw the largest gains in new lives covered by Medicare Advantage plans in 2021, according to a report from The Chartis Group. 

For the report, analysts with the healthcare advisory firm drew from 2018-20 CMS data on Medicare Advantage enrollment, plan and pricing.

Here is how much 15 for-profit, nonprofit and Blue plans grew the number of Medicare Advantage lives they cover in 2021:

For-profit payers 

1. UnitedHealth Group: 827,000
2. Centene: 774,000
3. Humana: 369,000
4. Anthem: 211,000
5. CVS Health/Aetna: 210,000

Nonprofit payers

6. Kaiser Foundation: 59,000
7. Spectrum: 29,000
8. CommunityCare: 27,000
9. Healthfirst: 23,000
10. UCare: 12,000

Blue plans

11. BCBS of Louisiana: 22,000
12. BCBS of Michigan: 18,000
13. BCBS of Minnesota: 16,000
14. BCBS of Florida (Guidewell): 15,000
15. Cambia: 11,000

Read the full report here.

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