In 2020, Sun Life released its annual high-cost claims and injectable drug trends analysis during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June of that year, the report identified 10 members with stop-loss claims related to COVID-19, along with an in-patient stay that ranged from 3 to 35 days and the highest cost example surpassing $190,000.

What a difference two years makes.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.