Oct 25 - Anthem Inc said quarterly profit rose 21 percent as the No. 2 U.S. health insurer added more members in its commercial and specialty business and increased its premium rates.
Anthem said net income rose to $746.9 million, or $2.80 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $617.8 million, or $2.30 per share, a year earlier.
Total operating revenue rose nearly 5 percent to $22.10 billion. (Reporting by Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Supriya Kurane)