Plans May Feel More Pressure from Employers to Fix Health Disparities

A recent report from Morgan Health, JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s health care venture fund and consultancy, documents troubling disparities for health care access and outcomes among Black, Asian American and Hispanic employer-sponsored insurance plan members; lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) plan members; and ESI members with low incomes. Experts tell AIS Health, a division of MMIT, that plan sponsors and insurers must consider plan design and provider incentives, among other strategies, to close health disparity gaps.

Plan sponsors and insurers can take proactive steps to reduce health disparities among their plan members, experts say — and they add that there are clear business incentives for doing so.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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