The Impact of Medicare Buy-In Policy on Employers

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (2pm - 3pm US/Eastern)

Rising health care costs frustrate patients and politicians alike, but there is little consensus on how that can best be addressed. A policy that allows the near elderly to buy into Medicare may very well emerge as a bipartisan compromise. However, the impact on employers is not particularly well understood. If only higher-spending older workers find such an arrangement attractive, then the potential ramifications for health care spending are large. Conversely, if only lower-spending older workers switch, then the potential savings for employers is much smaller. Please join EBRI for a webinar examining the potential impact of a Medicare buy-in policy on employers. 


Jake Spiegel, Research Associate, EBRI

Bill Kramer, Executive Director, Health Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health

Katie W. Mahoney, Vice President, Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Paul Fronstin, Director of the Health Research and Education Program, EBRI