The COVID Crystal Ball Forecasting; Impacts on Employer Provided Health Plans via ZOOM
COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges and uncertainty for all employers, including the group health plans that they sponsor. While it may be too early to assess the full impact, there are some legislative changes that are in effect now and some we believe will happen in the future. We will briefly discuss existing relief that is about to sunset and then take a deeper dive into potential future changes, trends around overall utilization and costs, telemedicine, mental health coverage, and other related topics. We will end by discussing how the pandemic has changed the employee’s perception about employer-provided coverage.