Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are creating significant disruptions not just in healthcare but across the entire economy. As a way to help businesses such as yours prepare for reductions in access to healthcare along with increasing financial demands through 2021, we’ve created an infographic that details the effects of the ongoing pandemic across three phases.
- Phase 1 covers the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. over the past several months. In this phase, as many as one out of three employees canceled or delayed in-person medical procedures and appointments, while unemployment claims totaled 36 million in the first two months of the pandemic.
- Phase 2 involves all of the work that companies must do to get ready for the safe return of their employees to the job site. These preparations involve developing a full-scale strategy around escalation and testing to protect the employee population from the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Phase 3 encompasses the need for businesses to undergo a transformation in order to properly support employees with their healthcare needs—across clinical, financial and administrative levels. This is when demand for care will register a sharp increase as members reschedule care that they’d put off in earlier months.
You can download the infographic, here.
As you can see, the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is far-reaching, creating serious and complex challenges for communities across the country. This is why providing a comprehensive healthcare experience—one that includes telemedicine and navigation on demand—is essential in safeguarding the health and well-being of your employees.