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Anthem Completes Acquisition of Medicaid Plans in Missouri and Nebraska

January 23, 2020 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2020--

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Medicaid plans in Missouri and Nebraska following the recent regulatory approval of WellCare’s merger with Centene Corporation.

“We are excited for the opportunity to provide our Medicaid expertise and support services to more than 300,000 new consumers in Missouri and Nebraska,” said Gail K. Boudreaux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anthem, Inc. “Anthem’s focus on innovative, compassionate and comprehensive care is having a positive impact on the people we serve, as well as our local communities and the broader health system overall.”

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This acquisition expands Anthem’s footprint to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The Missouri and Nebraska health plans will become wholly owned subsidiaries under the Government Business Division of Anthem, Inc.

About Anthem, Inc.

Anthem is a leading health benefits company dedicated to improving lives and communities, and making healthcare simpler. Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 77 million people, including over 40 million within its family of health plans. We aim to be the most innovative, valuable and inclusive partner. For more information, please visit www.antheminc.com or follow @AnthemInc on Twitter.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDIANA NEBRASKA MISSOURI

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MANAGED CARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH INSURANCE

SOURCE:  Anthem, Inc.

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