With the support of national policies, China's network mutual assistance industry has continued to develop and has gradually become a useful supplement to medical security. In 2019, the total number of people assisted by China's network mutual assistance industry exceeded 30,000, and the total amount of industry assistance exceeded 5 billion yuan. At the end of 2019, the number of people covered by China's network mutual assistance reached 150 million. It is estimated that the coverage rate of China's network mutual assistance will reach 17.8% in 2020, and the number of network mutual assistance coverage is expected to reach 390 million in 2022, with a coverage rate of 27.8%. Through the comparison of network mutual assistance platforms, the results show that, compared with reimbursement and integrated platforms, payment and focused platforms have more advantages in terms of per capita mutual assistance, the proportion of assistance and so on. Besides, the comprehensive ability of “E HUAZHU” leads all platforms. At present, the scale effect of the network mutual assistance industry has not been found, and the platform members are expected to maintain stable spending in the future. In the future, China's network mutual assistance will enter a period of prosperity and development, and it is expected to become a "national-level" product. Professional operation and risk management will become the key development direction of the platforms. The industry will also develop from homogeneity to differentiated development in raising efficiency and amount.
At present, the coverage rate of commercial insurance is relatively low in China, and the scale of social medical insurance fails to reach the scale of commercial insurance in terms of compensation amount and types of diseases covered. Residents have a strong demand for mass medical security, and online mutual assistance products gradually win favor in the sinking market due to the low threshold and public welfare. Moreover, with the government's stricter regulation and enterprises' active innovation, the online mutual assistance industry has ushered in a new period of high-speed development. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 95.2 percent of online mutual assistance participants paid less than 10 yuan per month on average, with high satisfaction. On the one hand, online mutual assistance products can provide low-cost medical security for people in need. On the other hand, the form of mutual assistance also satisfies the spiritual pursuit of helping others. With the characteristics of low threshold and low cost, network mutual assistance can cover sinking cities and more low-income groups, and gradually become an important part of mass medical security.