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The 2021 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey solicited information about employer approaches to health care and benefits in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing a window into leading ways that employers are addressing COVID through their benefit plans, programs and overall workforce strategy outlook.
As in previous years, employers were also asked about virtual care offerings, the conditions that drive costs and are targets for delivery reform strategies, health care cost trends and benefit design changes. Additionally, employers from a variety of industries—including those companies facing serious financial difficulties due to the pandemic—took part in interviews to complement the findings of the survey. The discussions focused on the impact of COVID-19, the future of virtual care and the role of on-site services now and beyond.
These results reflect the perspectives and plan designs of 122 large employers that cover more than 9 million lives.
Ellen Kelsay, President and CEO of Business Group on Health, and the staff thank the members for their participation in this project. Your support provided us with rich data and thoughtful insights into the current state of health care..
Suggested citation for this survey report:
Business Group on Health. 2021 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey. August 2020. Available at: https://www.businessgrouphealth.org/resources/2021-large-employers-health-care-strategy-and-plan-design-survey
Introduction2021 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey
Full Report2021 Plan Design Survey: Full Report
Executive Summary2021 Plan Design Survey: Executive Summary
Infographic2021 Plan Design Survey: Strategic Implications of COVID-19
Chart Pack2021 Plan Design Survey: Chart Pack
Part 12021 Plan Design Survey: Employer Perspectives on the Health Care Landscape
Part 22021 Plan Design Survey: Health Care Strategy, Plan Design and Medical Costs
Part 32021 Plan Design Survey: Health Care Delivery System
Part 42021 Plan Design Survey: Pharmacy Strategy and Design