MCMURRAY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mark Farrah Associates (MFA), www.markfarrah.com, released a fourth quarter, year-end 2018 healthcare enrollment update. This report compared membership by segment between 4th quarter 2017 and 4th quarter 2018 to provide greater insight into enrollment trends for the Individual, Group, Medicare Advantage, and managed Medicaid insurance sectors. Health insurance enrollment trends reflect membership declines for a majority of the health care segments.
- As of December 31, 2018, 265.2 million people received medical coverage from U.S. health insurers.
- This number is down from 265.6 million or by approximately 428,000, from a year ago.
- Year-end enrollment trends indicate membership gains for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Employer Group administrative services only (ASO) business while the managed Medicaid market, Individual, and Employer Group Risk segments experienced year-over-year declines.
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MFA is a leading data aggregator and publisher providing health plan market data and analysis tools for the healthcare industry. Committed to simplifying analysis of health insurance business, our products include Medicare Business Online™, Medicare Benefits Analyzer™, Health Coverage Portal™, County Health Coverage™, and Health Plans USA™. Mark Farrah Associates maintains financial data as well as enrollment and market share for the health insurance industry in its subscription-based Health Coverage Portal™. MFA will continue to monitor enrollment changes and competitive shifts across all healthcare segments.