A web-based insurance broker, eHealth Inc., polled U.S. health insurers and found that COVID-19 might have a surprising effect on 2021 health insurance premiums.
At this point, most health insurers are predicting that COVID-19 will have little effect on 2021 health insurance product menus or premiums, according to eHealth’s analysis of the survey results.
“Eighty-three percent of insurer respondents say they do not anticipate raising rates in 2021 as a result of the crisis,” eHealth said in a summary of the survey results.
The Santa Clara, California-based company runs eHealthInsurance.com and other health insurance websites.
The company polled all of the health insurers with which it has a business relationship from March 30 through April 2. More than half of the insurers — 33 — filled out and sent in their questionnaires.