Strategic Insights: What Health Insurance Providers Need to Know for 2021

  • December 21, 2020
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

It goes without saying that 2020 was a year filled with significant challenges for the US health care system, as well as significant disruption to how care is delivered. The arrival of a global pandemic precipitated myriad changes—including, but not limited to, site of care shifts, the proliferation of telehealth, the deferral of care and the outsized impact of health inequity—all set against the backdrop of a Presidential election and another Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

This webinar will distill these complex themes into a digestible narrative for health insurance executives. In particular, the webinar will outline how health insurance providers currently hold a unique position of stability that translates to a window of opportunity to shape the health care landscape. Health insurance providers must take stock of their desired long-term role in the industry… and how they want to shape the industry around them. This event will provide guidance on the real, pressing operational decisions that plans are making right now.

During the webinar, we will:

  • Review how Covid-19 changed the health care landscape changed in 2020—and which of those changes will last
  • Examine the key implications from the Presidential election and Supreme Court ruling
  • Evaluate the opportunity health plans have to drive innovation that leads to stronger product offerings


Benjamin Umansky
Managing Director
Advisory Board

Benjamin Umansky advises leaders across health care on matters of strategy and operations. Through his research, speaking engagements, and industry relationships, he explores and explains the themes shaping health care today, including M&A and systemness, the evolution of value-based payment, insurer strategy, and the financial impact of consumer-focused disruption.

As a principal author of Advisory Board’s “State of the Union,” he is especially passionate about pushing beyond headlines and buzzwords to reach deeper truths and more actionable insights. Ben is noted for his energetic and direct style and is a frequent speaker at executive meetings and board retreats for Advisory Board members around the world.

Mr. Umansky joined Advisory Board in 2007 from the International Monetary Fund and, earlier, the Congressional Budget Office. Mr. Umansky holds a MS in Mathematics and Statistics and a BS in International Economics from Georgetown University.