Post-pandemic, expect more companies to consider self-funding as a way to meet the specific health care needs of their employee population and keep health plan costs down.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed HR and employees to the brink. On top of keeping company culture strong in the shift to remote work and adjusted work conditions, many HR departments were vital to helping employees navigate their health care benefits while trying to stay on top of new regulations and the CARES act. For the 50% of employees who don’t have a remote option, HR has also been a go-to source for questions about staying safe in this work environment while the virus is rampant.

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