Top health insurance companies in the US
In the US, there are a host of private healthcare insurance specialists. However, life/annuity and property/casualty insurers also write this coverage, often referred to as accident and health insurance, as outlined by the Insurance Information Institute.
In 2020, the accident and health insurance industry’s direct written premiums reached $1.25 trillion, up by almost 84% from $680 billion in 2011. The largest 10 insurers collectively wrote 55.3% of the total US market, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Based on NAIC’s 2020 data, here are the top 10 accident and health insurance groups:
Direct Written Premiums: $176.7 billion
Market Share: 14.1%
A diversified health and well-being company, UnitedHealth Group’s core capabilities are clinical expertise, advanced technology, and data and health information.
2. Kaiser Foundation
Direct Written Premiums: $104.2 billion
Market Share: 8.3%
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. operates as a non-profit healthcare organization. The organization offers allergy, audiology, cardiology, dermatology, oncology, hospice, laboratory, nephrology, occupational therapy, pain management, pediatric rehabilitation, and pharmacy services. The company serves patients in the US.
3. Anthem, Inc.
Direct Written Premiums: $76.9 billion
Market Share: 6.2%
Anthem, Inc. is a health benefits company that is committed to improving lives and communities and making healthcare simpler. Anthem, through its affiliated companies, serves more than 106 million people, including over 42 million within its family of health plans. It aims to be the most innovative, valuable, and inclusive partner.
4. Centene Corp
Direct Written Premiums: $75 billion
Market Share: 6%
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multinational healthcare company providing a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on uninsured and underinsured individuals. It operates in 50 states and three international markets and has more than 25 million managed care members.
Direct Written Premiums: $73.9 billion
Market Share: 5.9%
Humana’s cultural foundation is aligned to helping members achieve their best health by providing personalized, simplified, whole-person healthcare experiences. Recognizing that each person, family, and community’s healthcare needs continue to evolve, Humana creates innovative solutions and resources to help people live their healthiest lives on their terms – when and where they need it.