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How Workplace Benefits Might Reflect the New Reality of COVID-19

by Darla Mercado, CFP®

SOURCE: Aflac Incorporated


Employers may have started offering telemedicine in recent years to keep the cost of care down, and the pandemic has helped drive employees toward remote medical treatment.

Indeed, 43% of employers polled by Aflac say they now offer telemedicine to their workers, up from 29% last year. The insurer polled 1,200 benefits decision-makers from June 12 through June 30.

“It’s partially the convenience factor, but there’s also the fear factor: I don’t want my employee in high-outbreak cities going to the doctor if I can accomplish the same level of care virtually,” said Matthew Owenby, chief human resources officer at Aflac.

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Tweet me: .@Aflac polled 1,200 benefits decision-makers and found that 49% of employers now offer telemedicine to their workers, a 29% increase from last year. by @DARLA_MERCADO via @CNBC

KEYWORDS: Aflac, Aflac Inc., NYSE:AFL, Matthew Owenby, CNBC

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