Minority communities are not all equal. In fact, they’re incredibly diverse—particularly when looking at population mix and rural vs. urban areas. These communities can have different household makeups, risk factors, and varying engagement preferences—all impacting health outcomes.
By understanding populations at a local level, you can help improve health outcomes, member engagement, costs, and public health.
In 2020, we experienced an unprecedented year with a global pandemic with social and economic impacts, rising racial inequalities, and strong political division leading to a contentious presidential election. Many predicted this would lead to a distinctly different Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare plans with a high degree of consumer uncertainty. In this report, we discuss our post-AEP observations and highlight health plan trends, results, and key findings.
Vaccines, considered one of the most important advances in modern medicine, have greatly improved our quality of life by reducing or eliminating many infectious diseases. Worldwide, immunization can prevent up to 3 million deaths per year. Vaccines are “one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions,” according to the World Health Organization.
As we navigate the next phase in the COVID-19 pandemic, with multiple promising vaccine options in sight, there is much debate on who should be first in line to get vaccinated.