Easing the Burden of Uncovered Medical Expenses During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown have been devastating for America.

More than 6.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 190,000 have died.

At the same time, 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment this year and nearly 47% have been unemployed for more than 15 weeks.

AFLAC’s 10th annual Workforces Report reinforces that financial insecurity is a growing issue for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and health care costs are a strong contributing factor. I recently talked with Brad Knox, senior vice president of federal relations for AFLAC, about the impact of the pandemic and how increasing access to products that reduce the burden of uncovered medical expenses can help restore financial security to American workers and their families.

Our conversation is part of The Atlantic’s Cost Burden program and can be seen here (or by clicking on the thumbnail image below).

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Susan Neely

Susan Neely

Susan K. Neely is the President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), the nation's leading trade association dedicated to providing products and services that contribute to Americans' financial and retirement security. As president and CEO, Neely drives public policy and advocacy on behalf of ACLI's member companies that represent 94 percent of industry assets and serve 90 million families.

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