The societal, operational and human costs associated with COVID-19 are prominent in our thoughts, discussions and efforts. While these costs are undoubtedly high, health insurers and reinsurers are also closely monitoring the direct and indirect financial impact of the virus.
Digital Tools Promise Much for Mental Health — But They Are Not a Panacea: A recent report from Marsh McLennan explores how digital tools can help employers support more people across key phases of mental ill health: prevention, detection, treatment, and recovery or management.
Four Steps to Building a COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy: With COVID-19 surges continuing in many parts of the world and the vaccine supply limited, it is difficult to maintain a vision of the end of this pandemic. That said, vaccines remain the most reliable and widest path out of the current crisis. In most countries, the public sector is predominantly handling the initial mass vaccination rollout, however, the private sector is playing an important role in encouraging vaccinations and, importantly, continued COVID-19 protections.
Health Insurers and COVID-19: Future Impacts: Guy Carpenter has identified certain factors that may impact how large medical insurance carriers adapt to the needs of their insureds and employees in the United States amid COVID-19.