Man getting covid vaccinne from health care professional Prevention and early treatment in the event of infection can reduce the costly consequences of severe disease. (Photo: Iakov Filimonov/Shutterstock)

Although the pandemic may be receding, the costs of the disease continue to be severe. A new study by health data analytics company Springbuk has estimated that in the six months following a diagnosis, patients hospitalized for COVID-19 cost their employers a total of $34,851 more than they otherwise would have.

More mild cases also resulted in higher-than-expected costs. Over the same period of time, patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 but not hospitalized cost their employers a total of $1,037 more than expected.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.