Mônica Bergamo: Health plans should end 2022 with 1.5 million new beneficiaries, projects federation

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Mônica Bergamo: Health plans should end 2022 with 1.5 million new beneficiaries, projects federation

Health plans should end 2022 with 1.5 million new beneficiaries in the medical-hospital modality, reaching the mark of 50.4 million lives covered. The projection is from the National Supplementary Health Federation (FenaSaúde), an entity that represents the main groups of operators of plans and private insurance in the segment in the country.

IN HIGH

If the data is confirmed, this will be the highest level of users reached in eight years – and the highest growth rate in the sector since 2013, with an increase of 3.1%. In October of this year, the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS) accounted for 50.2 million beneficiaries.

HIGH 2

Health plans had already been gaining users monthly and continuously since June 2020, with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic. For FenaSaúde, the positive result this year reflects, more than the health crisis, the reduction in the unemployment rate in the country.

IN RED

The financial situation of health plan operators, however, still inspires concern. An operating loss of BRL 5.5 billion was recorded in the third quarter of 2022.

IN RED 2

In sum, there are already six quarters with negative operating results, in addition to a loss ratio (ratio between healthcare expenses and revenues) close to 90%.

CHALLENGE

“Supplementary health is faced with the challenge of guaranteeing the sustainability of the sector in the midst of the profound social, economic and technological transformations that have occurred in recent decades”, says the executive director of FenaSaúde, Vera Valente.

CHALLENGE 2

“‘The sector’s main mission is to expand access to quality medical and hospital care services in the country. For this, we defend a series of changes, such as the modernization of the sector’s regulatory framework, the control of health costs, the greater flexibility for changing the assistance network and better integration between supplementary health and SUS”, adds the entity’s executive director.


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with BIANKA VIEIRA, KARINA MATIAS and MANOELLA SMITH

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