illustration of tiny person on bar chart looking through giant telescope Even as we return to a state of normalcy, some new sources of cost and concern for benefit plans will continue to impact plans for the foreseeable future. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and as sponsors or administrators of health benefit plans (or someone that services them), we should expect an increase in infections – and resultant treatment costs – as society begins to reopen. Naturally, as people emerge from their homes and socialize more frequently, with fewer restrictions in place, we can expect to see an uptick in cases.

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