HEALTH EQUITY: Scale of impact

Black man sitting on his bed checking his Highmark health insurance prescription coverage on a tablet.

Health disparities are a key factor in whether your employees can get high-quality care. Learn about direct and indirect costs of health equity for employers.

Striving for a healthy society

Despite living in a country with some of the world’s best health care providers and industry-leading technologies and treatment, millions of people in the U.S. still don’t get the care they need. Health disparities — things like race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, and geography — are key factors in preventing people from accessing high-quality care.

A healthy society means a healthy workforce. Both are made up of healthy individuals. Even with employer-sponsored health plans that offer the same coverage to everyone, health disparities can increase the risk that certain people will develop chronic health conditions or suffer from mental illness. They can also drive up direct and indirect costs for an employer.

Find a plan that fits your business needs

Talk to your client manager today and we’ll help you find the right health plan for your company.