The past year has forced health plans to nimbly adapt to the demands of a global pandemic, including massive spikes in demand for telehealth and new therapies—and soon, vaccines—coming to market. These changes, especially the now-larger market for virtual visits and digital care, are likely to carry on beyond COVID-19. As such, health plan executives who play a key role in advancing these technologies will be major players to watch in the coming months.
Other industry trends include the growing verticality of the insurance market: Major payers now largely own and operate their own pharmacy benefit manager arms, and plenty have a growing stable of providers who treat patients directly. That means players at the top much account for an increasingly diverse slate of businesses. Here are some of the insurance executives to keep an eye on in 2021.
(Source: Paige Minemeyer; Fierce Healthcare; 12/8/20)