Plans Should Consider Race in Actuarial, Operational Processes

A previous version of this article incorrectly described Bela Gorman as the chair of the American Academy of Actuaries’ Health Equity Work Group. She is the vice chair.

The health insurance industry, prompted by patients, the activism of the Black Lives Matter movement and health care workers of color, is starting to examine how it contributes to institutional racism — and what it can do about it. Experts say that changing actuarial and operational processes can go a long way toward addressing health disparities caused by racial discrimination.

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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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