ANTHEM, INC. : Results of operations and financial situation, financial statements and supporting documents (form 8-K)


Item 2.02 Results of operations and financial position.

At 20 October 2021, Anthem, Inc. issued a press release reporting its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. A copy of the press release is provided as Exhibit 99.1 of this report and incorporated herein by reference.

None of the information provided in Section 2.02 or Schedule 99.1 hereof shall be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Unless expressly indicated by specific reference in such documents, none of the information provided in this report shall be incorporated by reference in a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, whether made before or after the date hereof and independently of any general provision language of incorporation in these deposits.

Item 9.01 Financial statements and supporting documents.

(d) Exhibits.



Exhibit
  No.       Exhibit

99.1          Press Release, dated October 20, 2021, reporting Anthem, Inc.
            financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

104         Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL
            document)


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect our opinions about future events and financial performance and are generally not historical facts. Words such as “expect”, “feel”, “believe”, “will”, “can”, “should”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “plan”, ” anticipate ”,“ plan ”and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to: financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, products and services; and statements regarding future performance. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed, implied or projected by forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. You are also urged to carefully review and take into consideration the various risks and other disclosures discussed in our reports filed with the United States Securities Commission from time to time, who attempt to inform interested parties of factors that affect our business. Except to the extent required by federal securities laws, we assume no obligation to republish any forward-looking statements revised to reflect events or circumstances subsequent to the date hereof. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the impact of large-scale medical emergencies, such as public health epidemics and pandemics, including COVID-19, and disasters; trends in health care costs and utilization rates; our ability to secure sufficient premium rates, including regulatory approval and implementation of those rates; the impact of federal and state regulation, including ongoing changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act 2010, as amended; changes in economic and market conditions, as well as regulations that may adversely affect our liquidity and investment portfolios; our ability to enter into contracts with suppliers on profitable and competitive terms; competitive pressures and our ability to adapt to changes in the industry and to develop and implement strategic growth opportunities; reduced registrations; unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential information of a member or employee, including the impact and outcome of any investigation, inquiry, complaint and dispute relating thereto; risks and uncertainties regarding Medicare and Medicaid programs, including those associated with non-compliance with complex regulations

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imposed on it; our ability to maintain and improve Health insurance centers and Star of Medicaid Services credit ratings and other credit ratings and risks with respect to income from participation therein; a negative change in our mix of health products; costs and other liabilities associated with litigation, government investigations, audits or reviews; risks and uncertainties relating to our management of pharmaceutical benefits (“PBM”), including failure by any party to comply with the PBM services agreement between us and CaremarkPCS Health, LLC; claims for medical malpractice or professional liability or other risks relating to healthcare and PBM services provided by our subsidiaries; general risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances; changes in we tax laws; possible impairment of the value of our intangible assets if future results do not adequately support goodwill and other intangible assets; possible restrictions in the payment of dividends from our subsidiaries and increases in minimum required capital levels; our ability to repurchase shares of our common shares and to pay dividends on our common shares due to the adequacy of our cash flow and earnings and other considerations; the potential negative effect of our substantial amount of outstanding debt; a deterioration in our financial strength ratings; the effects of any negative publicity relating to the healthcare industry in general or to us in particular; the inability to effectively maintain and modernize our information systems; events likely to negatively affect our licenses with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; the impact of international laws and regulations; intense competition to attract and retain employees; and various laws and provisions of our constating documents that may prevent or discourage takeovers and business combinations.

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