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Companies Are Making Some Changes For Employees Health Insurance Amid The Pandemic

More coverage for virtual doctors’ visits. Expanded mental health benefits. Access to on-site health clinics.

As employees sign up for job-based coverage for 2021, they’ll find the coronavirus pandemic has changed some of the benefits that their companies are providing, experts said.
And premiums and out-of-pocket costs are expected to increase about 5%, which is more than wages and inflation have been rising, according to the Business Group on Health, which surveys large companies. Employers will absorb much, if not all, of the increase for many employees.