The healthcare space continues to evolve amid ongoing challenges, pressures and shifts. In our team’s recent conversations with leaders across all areas of health insurance, creating comprehensive human capital strategies remains top of mind. Today’s pace of change and challenging market requires the ability to be creative and flexible in leveraging talent and meeting members’ needs.
As we move through 2023, talent continues to be in high demand within the healthcare space. At Jacobson, our team regularly speaks with leaders across all areas of health insurance, gaining perspective into evolving talent needs and challenges. From expanding government programs to achieving quality goals and more, talent is a key factor in driving healthcare organizations forward. Below are a few current areas of focus.
The health insurance industry continues to evolve, as insurers strive to best meet changing member needs and provide a holistic member experience. Now, as many health plans aim to grow their Medicare Advantage business, the ability to effectively deliver on these initiatives has become a key differentiator. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there are 3,998 Medicare Advantage plans available for the 2023 enrollment period. On average, a Medicare beneficiary can choose from 43 Medicare Advantage plans, compared to just 20 plans five years ago.
The health insurance industry is facing a number of unknowns while continuing to evolve in the pandemic’s wake. Our team has frequent conversations with health insurance leaders across the country, keeping a pulse on how they are preparing for the unexpected, while accommodating the needs of both their employees and members. Below are a few key areas that are on our radars as we approach the second half of 2022.
Throughout the past few years, planning ahead for open enrollment and annual enrollment periods has become increasingly critical. Now, with the industry facing an incredibly tight labor market and organizations fighting an ongoing war for talent, securing the right sales agents early on is more important than ever to overall success.