Blues’ Earnings Releases Stress Member, Provider Support

Although health insurers typically try to emphasize the strength of their financial performance when issuing quarterly and annual earnings reports, the COVID-19 pandemic’s largely positive effect on managed care margins in 2020 has led some companies to downplay their earnings and instead emphasize how much money they’ve given back to members, health care providers and community organizations.

The trend has become a common thread in publicly traded insurers’ earnings reports and conference calls, but it was particularly visible in two recent press releases from Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers, which don’t have shareholders to appease.

0 Comments
© 2022 MMIT
Leslie Small

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.

Related Posts

worried-man-with-ipad
May 13

Insurers Are Helping Patients, Providers Deal With Medical Debt

READ MORE
mom-holding-a-baby
May 13

Medicaid Plans Get Ready for Yearlong Postpartum Care

READ MORE
stock
May 13

Cigna Eases Investor Fears With Better Medical Cost, Membership

READ MORE

GAIN THERAPEUTIC AREA-SPECIFIC INTEL TO DRIVE ACCESS FOR YOUR BRAND

Sign up for publications to get unmatched business intelligence delivered to your inbox.

subscribe today