The impact of Covid-19 on the private health insurance industry has varied by country. Some have had private health facilities seconded by the government and others have volunteered them to support the response. Self-isolation and global quarantines mean there has been a significant reduction in elective and required treatment leading to reduced claim volumes in the short term.
But what are the potential longer-term impacts on health insurance? We look at three ways the industry may be changed by both technology and our need to live with Covid-19 until a viable vaccine or treatment is widely available.