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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers

Overview of the U.S. Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Trading Debt Instruments On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Trading Equities On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Underwriting Services For Life Insurance - Net Premiums Earned

Individual Term Life

Individual Whole Life

Individual Universal Life

Group Life

Underwriting Services For Health And Accident Insurance - Net Premiums Earned

Individual Medical Service Plans

Other Health And Medical Insurance Services

Dental Service Plans - Group And Individual

Supplemental Medicare Insurance Plans

Supplemental Champus/Tricare Insurance Plans

Group Managed Care Medical Service Plans

Group Fee-For-Service Medical Service Plans

Accidental Death And Dismemberment, And Disability Income Insurance Plans

Underwriting Services For Property And Liability Insurance Policies, Except Vehicle - Net Premiums Earned

Reinsurance Services For Life And Health Insurance And Annuities - Premiums Assumed

Claims Adjustment Services

Insurance Support Services - Third Party Administration

Other Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers by state

Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 29%
Business Operations Specialists 20%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators 11%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 10%
Financial Specialists 9%
Financial Analysts and Advisors 7%
Insurance Underwriters 5%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 11%
Computer Occupations 9%
Sales and Related Occupations 9%
Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Insurance Sales Agents 7%
Insurance Sales Agents 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36%
Information and Record Clerks 13%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 15%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 11%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Anthem Insurance Companies
Chesapeake Life Insurance

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Medical Device Companies Brace For Return Of ACA Tax - The medical device tax is part of the ... was a way for the device industry to pay its share of a health reform bill that would add newly insured patients to the device market. Some argued that companies would simply pass the cost of the tax along to ... (01/11/2018)
  • Usher's Herpes Accuser Sues Insurance Companies Over Released Medical Info - After failing to secure the bag from her $20 million lawsuit against Usher, she has now turned to taking legal action against an insurance broker who was representing three insurance companies. Help claims the broker provided her medical information to a blog. (01/10/2018)
  • Usher Herpes Accuser Suing Insurance Companies for Sharing Medical Records - One of the women who sued Usher for allegedly giving her herpes is now suing the insurance companies for sharing her medical records ... She says they shared her "private sensitive health information." Helm also claims that the blog defamed her by ... (01/09/2018)
  • Health care: Elbowing out gov't, insurance companies - She interned at the National Health Law Project and practiced insurance ... in medical care, Congress and policymakers should ask how can we take better care of more patients and be open to all suggestions. One successful model is direct primary care ... (01/07/2018)
  • These Doctors Got Fed Up With Insurance. Now They Treat Their Patients Like Valued Customers. - As the rules involving medical records ... of the traditional health care system by no longer accepting insurance. This new approach is is called "direct primary care," but it's essentially a throwback to an era before insurance companies were responsible ... (10/16/2017)
  • A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine - Long joined around the time he was shifting his insurance to a high-deductible health plan. There were two reasons he decided to switch and start paying for all six members of his family to get direct primary care ... centered medical home," a model ... (03/19/2017)
  • Rising Costs Of Medical Care, Health Insurance: Median Pay For CEOs In Health Care Companies Higher Than Any Other Industry, Analysis Finds - Yet whatever the supposed benefits of higher CEO pay are -- more efficient management, better health care -- they are not trickling down to ordinary Americans, who want better, more affordable medical care. In fact, analysts noted that these outsized ... (05/26/2015)
  • Is My Work “Medically Necessary”? - Insurance companies retain the right to determine whether mental health ... “not medically necessary.” In issuing the decision, the attorney general noted that patients with psychological conditions appeared to be more vulnerable to abusive medical ... (01/12/2015)
  • Research and Markets: 2013 Worldwide Health & Medical Insurance Carriers Industry-Industry & Market Report - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "2013 Worldwide Health & Medical Insurance Carriers Industry-Industry & Market Report" report to their offering. (02/01/2013)
  • California health insurers are ordered to spend at least 80% of revenue on medical claims - California's new insurance commissioner sought Monday to force health insurers to spend more of their revenue on medical care. In his first official act, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered emergency regulations requiring insurance companies to ... (01/04/2011)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,389,913,007 on Direct Health & Medical Insurance Carriers. It has awarded 539 contracts to 53 companies, with an average value of $26,224,774 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Hospital and medical service plans, direct, without providing health care services, Medical insurance carriers, Group hospitalization plans without providing health care services, Insurance underwriting, health and medical, Health insurance carriers, Hospitalization insurance carriers, Medical service plans without providing health care services, Dental insurance carriers, Insurance carriers, health, etc.

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