Study: Deferred Care Will Likely Reduce Large Employers’ 2020 Health Costs

The COVID-19 pandemic could reduce the health care costs of large, self-funded employers by as much as 4% in 2020 due to deferred medical care, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson. Other health plan costs, including dental and vision care, will likely decrease in 2020 as employees eliminate some discretionary care, according to the firm. 5/11/2020