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Anthem quarterly profit slumps 41% on higher costs

Jan 27 (Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc on Wednesday posted a 41% fall in fourth-quarter profit, hurt by higher costs.

Net income fell to $551 million, or $2.19 per share, in the fourth-quarter ended Dec. 31, from $934 million, or $3.62 per share, a year earlier. (Reporting by Trisha Roy and Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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