News Digest September 2020
A curation of news stories impacting health insurance and brokers, population health management and health tech from last month.
A round-up of news stories impacting health insurance and brokers, population health management and health tech. Includes recent funding and other interesting articles.
Once again, the news has been dominated by stories about telehealth, funding, M&As and one particular deal: Teladoc’s $18.5bn acquisition of Livongo. M&A continues as health insurers and retailers buy up start-ups that facilitate online health in areas such as pharmacy and other health services.
The impact of the pandemic on the changing delivery methods of medicine and how those changes will be felt by payors and providers continues to unfold before us. There is little hope that we will see a major change in demand for international travel in 2020 although numbers do suggest a small increase in passenger demand this summer.
This month we also feature some YTD 2020 reviews: firstly, the World InsurTech Report from Cap Gemini and also, Triple Trees’ mid-year review of healthcare M&A.