Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) today announced that third quarter 2016 net income was $617.8 million, or $2.30 per share. These results included net negative adjustment items of $0.15 per share. Net income in the third quarter of 2015 was $654.8 million, or $2.43 per share, which included net negative adjustment items of $0.30 per share. Excluding the items noted in each period, adjusted net income was $2.45 per share in the third quarter of 2016, a decrease of 10.3 percent compared with adjusted net income of $2.73 per share in the prior year quarter (refer to page the GAAP reconciliation table for a reconciliation to the most directly comparable measure calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP"). "Our third quarter results reflected our focus on improving affordability for our members and capitalizing on growth opportunities across our businesses. The strong membership growth across the majority of our lines of businesses this year is further testament to the value proposition we bring to the marketplace," said Joseph Swedish, president and chief executive officer. "Our third quarter 2016 earnings and financial metrics were consistent with our expectations, as reflected in our updated 2016 full year outlook," said John Gallina, executive vice president and chief financial officer. CONSOLIDATED HIGHLIGHTSMembership: Medical enrollment totaled approximately 39.9 million members at September 30, 2016, an increase of approximately 1.2 million members, or 3.1 percent, from 38.7 million at September 30, 2015. Commercial & Specialty Business enrollment increased by 656 thousand medical members as the Company experienced growth in the National and Local Group businesses. Enrollment also grew by 554 thousand in the Medicaid business. Medical enrollment increased by 160 thousand members, or 0.4 percent, sequentially during the third quarter of 2016. The increase reflected enrollment gains in the Local Group and Medicaid businesses, partially offset by declines in the Individual and National businesses.