Strength & Service Series: Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Costs and Trends

Date: July 23, 2020
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. ET

Jeff Thiemann, president & CEO of Portico Benefit Services, will host this third interactive session in Lutheran Services in America’s Strength & Service Series. Jon Nilson, market leader in the health and benefits consulting line of business for global advisory firm, Willis Towers Watson, will share an in-depth look at the impact of COVID-19 on short and long-term employer healthcare cost trends. Jon will use his industry knowledge and insights, based on responses from nearly 550 organizations (representing 5.3 million employees) in the U.S., to highlight employers intensified focus on safety, enhancing wellbeing programs (including programs to align with remote working), and providing flexibility in areas ranging from paid leave to accommodations for at-risk employees.

This session is designed for CEOs, HR leaders, CFOs and others responsible for healthcare decisions for your organization.


About Jon Nilson, FSA, MAAA, Director and Market Leader

Jon Nilson is a director and the market leader in the Health and Benefits consulting line of business for Willis Towers Watson’s, Minneapolis office. He has been with Willis Towers Watson for 14 years, spending all his time in the Retirement and Health and Group Benefits lines of business. Jon specializes in health and group and retirement benefits and has assisted companies throughout the nation in a wide variety of industries, including the airline, healthcare, media, construction, insurance, faith-based, food production and chemicals industries.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees in more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at