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What does the outbreak of the novel coronavirus mean for healthcare, insurance, and retirement?
The coronavirus outbreak started in late 2019 and has now spread throughout the world. Now classified as a global pandemic, the coronavirus has major implications for healthcare and financial systems around the world.
What are some of the cost drivers that healthcare payers may expect to encounter both now and down the road after we get through the initial surge of the COVID-19 pandemic?
This article examines early mortality experience related to COVID-19 and includes a discussion about the difficulties in using this data.
The COVID-19 pandemic is raising many questions regarding what is a compensable workers’ compensation claim.
On the heels of the dot-com bust from 2000-2002 and the global financial crisis in 2008, can multiemployer plans survive a third “once-in-a-lifetime” event?
Although it is too early to analyze actual healthcare cost data for those who have been treated for COVID-19 in the United States, historical data from patients who have sought medical attention for influenza or pneumonia may be informative for understanding patient out-of-pocket costs due to treatment for COVID-19.
Pharmacy benefit managers have moved quickly to develop new policies that provide guidance and assurance to their plan sponsor clients and members amid the coronavirus outbreak.
This article examines COVID-19 implications on current long-term care (LTC) populations, short-term (2020) and long-term (beyond 2020) projection assumptions, and the effects on the LTC industry as a whole.
This article explores the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dental industry, considering changes in utilization of dental services that could result from the pandemic and its containment efforts as well as the…
This paper examines COVID-19 implications on current long-term care (LTC) insured populations, short-term (2020) and long-term (beyond 2020) projection assumptions, and the effects on the LTC industry as a whole.
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing historic pressures on our healthcare system and coverage programs alike, and Medicaid programs are a key mechanism states are using to address these challenges.
Fast, convenient, cheap, accurate, and widely-used COVID-19 tests can help identify both infected individuals who should self-isolate and those who have recovered, pose low contagion risks, and can help others fight the virus…
This brief identifies five key payer functions likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and actions payers can take to ensure business continuity while enhancing their contributions to the value chain.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, could telehealth have the potential to replace some in-person services and better triage care based on needs?
While many in the insurance industry have concluded that standard policy language does not provide coverage for coronavirus-related business income losses, insurers should brace for court battles ahead.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, auto insurers may likely see short- and possibly long-term effects in their claims experience.
COVID-19 is changing our work environment, and the impacts not only affect our working environment on the job, but also the normal course of existing workers’ compensation claims.
The onset of COVID-19 and the impact on capital markets pose several challenges for Indian life insurers.
This paper summarises the three main delays that EIOPA recommends regulators offer to provide operational relief to undertakings if so needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How should actuaries think and spend their time in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic is raising some profound questions for risk practitioners.
This paper discusses actuarial perspectives for the calculation of the capital requirement related to catastrophic pandemic mortality as required by the Solvency II regulation.
Healthcare providers, facilities, and MPL writers can expect direct and indirect impacts from the coronavirus pandemic—with the indirect impact possibly proving more impactful over the long term.
With the unprecedented challenges presented by the current and future effects of COVID-19, management and directors will need to be cautious with their decisions and consider consequences not presented in prior difficult…
Firms need to be thinking and acting with dynamism to manage the here and now of the coronavirus pandemic and plan effectively for multiple future scenario pathways.
This article further explores the coronavirus under the lens of a set of key principles we believe are fundamental to effective emerging risk analysis.
With the addition of the global COVID-19 pandemic, an already tumultuous D&O insurance environment has the potential to get much worse.
This article focuses on the CARES Act provision allowing deferment to January 1, 2021, of required defined benefit contributions due in the 2020 calendar year.
This alert describes Title III (Supporting America’s Health Care System in the Fight Against the Coronavirus), Part II (Access to Healthcare for COVID-19 Patients), Subpart A (Coverage of Testing and Preventive Services…
The turmoil the COVID-19 pandemic has caused in financial markets raises profound and potentially long-lasting concerns for pension plan sponsors.
While many non-essential businesses are closing temporarily due to government requirements, even leading to staff layoffs in some cases, essential employers in some regions are experiencing the need to increase staffing…
As employers are facing the harsh reality of implementing layoffs to maintain economic viability, there may be unintended consequences to various retirement programs, especially pension, post-retirement benefit, and other…
These FAQs help you thoughtfully consider the potential effects that market volatility resulting from COVID-19 can have on your plan.
This article contains specific information about what the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” covers.
The 1,190.95-point Dow decline on February 27, 2020, is the largest we’ve seen in the history of the Dow and amounts to a drop of over 4.4%.
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