Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has put a little information about its sales, advertising and marketing costs in a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The giant health insurer said in its 10-K, or official annual report for investors, that it spent $1.4 billion on selling expense, or external broker commission expense, in 2015.
The selling expense total was 3.3 percent lower than the total for 2014, and 5.6 percent below the total for 2013.
Anthem’s selling expense figure includes commission spending for all product lines.
The company also discloses its advertising and marketing spending total.