Economic Impact

Why being right here matters

By being located right here in Tennessee, we create jobs, boost household incomes and pay taxes that impact communities across the state.

That makes us different from other insurers because the money, stability and economic activity we generate stay right here in Tennessee.

3 ways we help Tennessee’s economy

In our home state, we are responsible for:

  • 18,043 jobs, which generate
  • $1.6 billion in income and
  • $368 million in tax revenue, which helps support services across the state
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Serving individuals, families and communities

We serve more people than any other health insurance provider in Tennessee — more than half the state’s population. Our first commitment is to our 3.5 million members.

As Tennessee’s largest health plan, we provide benefits to

  • 11,000 companies and work with
  • 29,000 network providers to pay
  • $15.2 billion in claims per year 

Working better together

  • We employ 6,000 people at 6 offices
  • We generate 12,000 additional jobs in the state

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Boosting the economy

We increase economic activity through what we pay our employees right here in Tennessee.

  • We spend $300 million on goods and services, such as software and office supplies
  • Economists at UT estimate that all of this activity produces an additional $714.6 million in income for Tennesseans

To learn more about how we spend our money right here in Tennessee, click here.