The pandemic related to COVID-19 led most states to impose “lock-down” orders in the spring of 2020 that closed many workplaces and dramatically slowed U.S. economic activity. It led to across the board strategic re-evaluations of business strategies, and may include changes to employment-based health benefits. The massive increases in unemployment could enable such changes. Yet, savings from reduced use of health care services during the shutdown may have reduced the urgency to make any changes. Join this panel to hear more about what is next for employment-based health benefits.
Paul Fronstin, Director, Health Research and Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute
Kris Haltmeyer, Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Policy, BCBSA
Cheryl Larson, President and CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health
Mark Wilson, President, American Health Policy Institute, Vice President, Health and Employment Policy, HRPA Chief Economist, HRPA
Chris Byrd, Executive VP, Operations, WEX Health, Moderator