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The pandemic amplified health inequities in several American populations, particularly in those underserved by the medical industry, causing both physical and mental health outcomes to worsen for Black and Hispanic individuals who are older and have disabilities, and at the same time, for their caregivers. Employee benefits professionals are in a position to help provide valuable education and resources to these overlooked groups.

More than 1 one in 5 Americans are caregivers — 17% of them are Hispanic (non-White, non-African-American) and 13% Black.

 

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