AJMC March 22, 2023
Laura Joszt, MA

Panelists at the Value-Based Insurance Design Summit discussed ways their organizations are looking to create a better benefit design to promote health equity and address known disparities.

Health equity is not a new concept, and policy makers, researchers, and others have been working on solutions for decades, with some innovations like value-based insurance design (VBID) around for years. However, many of these innovations and solutions just haven’t gained traction yet, noted Annette James, chair, Health Equity Work Group of the Health Practice Council, American Academy of Actuaries, during a session at the V-BID Summit, hosted by the University of Michigan’s V-BID Center.

James participated in the panel discussion “Equity Implications in Health Plan Benefit Design” alongside Mark Friedberg,...

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