In 1946, Anthem began in Indianapolis, Indiana, originally as Mutual Hospital Insurance Inc. and Mutual Medical Insurance Inc. The company grew significantly, controlling 80% of the medical insurance market in Indiana by the 1970s.
The company provides health insurance in the USA. In 2018, the company had 40 million members.
In 2001, Anthem was the 4th largest health care provider in the US.
In 2018, the company announced a $20 million expansion of its headquarters and the signing of a lease in Atlanta for its technology center.
In October 2021, the company partnered with Kroger to allow health plans that would include an allowance to purchase grocery and health care items.
Also in October 2021, many therapists and psychiatrists stated that Anthem had drastically reduced payments for office visits, forcing them to drop patients who carry Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Today, Anthem is the largest provider of health insurance in the US.
Headquarters remain in Indianapolis, Indiana.