Anthem, Cigna, CVS Say PBMs Are Weathering COVID-19

For PBMs, 2020 has been far from business as usual, given the myriad ways the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people interact with the health care system. However, during their second-quarter earnings conference calls, companies that own some of the largest PBMs emphasized that they are largely satisfied with how the PBM segments of their businesses are performing.

Anthem, Inc. Chief Financial Officer John Gallina, for example, said during the insurer’s July 29 earnings call that “IngenioRx is actually doing quite well, and has really done a nice job of meeting our expectations.”

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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.

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