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At the moment this is being written, there are over 1.2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States alone. Most insurance carriers have stepped up to the responsibility of waiving COVID-19 related costs; however, stories of financially devastating expenses for COVID-19 victims abound. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that for a person with employer-sponsored health insurance to access care for coronavirus—without any major medical complications—the cost would be nearly $10,000.

This crisis has not only served as a shock to the system for the American health care industry itself, it has become a call to action for organizations and the health benefits brokers who represent them to seek out alternative solutions to the status quo that will protect their employees’ health and the well-being of their organization.

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