How COVID-19 will impact rising insurance premiums
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- AHCJ Core Topic: Infectious diseases
- AHCJ Core Topic: Insurance
- Sabrina Corlette, J.D.
Thursday, May 7, noon ET
In May, health insurers will submit health insurance premium rate requests for 2021 to state insurance commissioners. Sabrina Corlette, a research professor at the Center for Health Insurance Reform at Georgetown, will outline some of the questions journalists should ask given that rates are expected to be extraordinarily high due to the costs of covering patients during the coronavirus pandemic. In a report last month, the marketplace Covered California estimated that premiums next year would rise in the individual and employer markets by 40 percent or more solely because of COVID-19 costs. Also, state health insurance departments should report on how many residents are enrolled in short-term, limited duration plans and other non-ACA-compliant insurance plans that expose policyholders to staggering costs if they get sick with the virus or any other condition requiring treatment.
Sabrina Corlette, research professor, Center for Health Insurance Reform at Georgetown University
Moderator: Joseph Burns, AHCJ core topic leader/insurance
Sabrina Corlette, J.D., is a research professor, founder, and co-director of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. At CHIR she directs research on health reform issues, with a focus on state and federal regulation of private health insurance. Previously, Corlette was Director of Health Policy Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families.