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Anthem, Inc. to acquire Integra Managed Care

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2021-- Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Integra Managed Care, a Managed Long-Term Care Plan in New York that helps adults with long term care needs and disabilities live safely and independently in their own home.

Integra currently serves 40,000 Medicaid members who benefit from a dedicated care management team that includes a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and Coordinator who work in partnership with members, their families, and health care providers to ensure their long-term care needs are met.

“This acquisition aligns with our goal of growing Anthem’s Medicaid business, while serving our members with a comprehensive and coordinated approach to care,” said Felicia Norwood, Executive Vice President of Anthem’s Government Business Division. “Like Anthem, Integra has established connections with community groups to gain a deeper understanding of how to best support the whole-health needs of the people we are privileged to serve.”

Anthem is acquiring Integra from a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Personal Touch Holding Corporation. Integra has been serving communities by providing government sponsored coverage for a full range of long-term care services including services in the home, such as nursing, licensed physical, occupational and speech therapy services, and home health aide services. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions. Upon closing, Integra will join Anthem’s Government Business Division. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Anthem’s legal advisors are White & Case, Hinman Straub, and Lewis Rice. Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Greenberg Taurig, and ESOP Law Group are acting as legal advisors for Integra. Stifel acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Integra in this transaction.

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 117 million people, including more than 45 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.

About Integra Managed Care

Integra Managed Care is a New York State Managed Long Term Care Plan designed for adults living with long-term disabilities. Integra’s goal is to help members live safely and independently in the comfort of their own home with a dedicated team of nurses and social workers who will ensure the care and services that will help individuals live as independently as possible.

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Media Contact:
Leslie Porras
Leslie.Porras@anthem.com

Investor Relations:
Stephen Tanal
Stephen.Tanal@anthem.com

Source: Anthem, Inc.