The COVID-19 pandemic had a impact on the nation’s health sector both in 2020 and 2021. COVID-19 claims and treatment costs have increased from 2020 to 2021 plan years.

  • COVID-19 claims paid accounted for 4.2% of medical costs in 2021 as compared to 2.5% in 2020
  • 5.9% of the member population received COVID-19 treatments in 2021 as compared to 3.4% in 2020
  • Retirees 65+ accounted for 53.1% (285 admissions) of COVID-19 inpatient admissions and 5.7% ($880K) of COVID-19 claims paid

 

2020 2021
IP Hospital Admissions 256 301
Total COVID Tests 30,677 45,911
Total Paid – Treatment $5,736,900 $10,156,284
Total Paid – Testing $2,503,868 $3,916,892