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Category: Private Health Insurance Exchanges

Despite Delay in Excise Tax, Employers Continue to Explore Private Exchanges

From the National Business Coalition on Health: According to a survey of employers conducted by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC), 46% have implemented or are continuing to look at private health insurance exchanges to offer health benefits for their covered populations.  Over the last few months PEEC has polled employers for a broad study on their views and intentions related to exchanges. A second shorter study was conducted in January to gauge strategies in light of... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Private Exchange Enrollment Doubles in 2015

2015 MBGH Annual Conference Topic: Private Healthcare Exchanges! According to an April 13,2 015 article in Employee Benefit News, Accenture data shows that enrollment in private exchanges doubled from 3 million in 2014 to 6 million in 2015. Accenture projects that by 2018, the first year of the Cadillac Tax, 40 million will be enrolled in private exchanges. Although most of the growth in 2015 was in the mid-market segment, Accenture believes that more large employers, who have been... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, April 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Most Employers Reject Private Exchanges

In a stark departure from other industry polls, employers plan to resoundingly reject private exchanges as a way to control rising health care costs, according to a new survey of more than 330 employers conducted by the non-profit National Business Coalition on Health and Benz Communications.     More than half (55%) of the respondents indicate they will “never” stop sponsoring employee health plans in favor of giving employees money to buy coverage through a private exchange.... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 0 comments

Data Brief on Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance

From the National Business Coalition on Health: Recent accounts of employers dropping health coverage, restricting eligibility for spouses, turning to plans with narrower networks and greater cost sharing, and restructuring workforces are often framed as side effects of the ACA.  But many of these cost-cutting trends began long before health reform. This data brief  and data charts from the National Institute of Health Care Management offers a comprehensive look at how... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 21, 2013 | 0 comments

GE and IBM Stop Providing Traditional Retiree Health Care Benefits

Bloomberg reports that GE and IBM have both decided to stop providing traditional retiree health care benefits, and instead shift retirees into private insurance exchanges where they purchase their own insurance plans with a defined contribution. While retiree health benefits have been shrinking for years, the newest cutbacks may quickly become the norm. About 44 percent of companies plan to stop administering health plans for their former workers over the next two years, a survey last... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Enrollment in Private Exchanges May Surpass Public Exchanges by 2018

Enrollment in private health insurance exchanges is likely to match enrollment in public exchanges by 2017 and may exceed it in 2018, an Accenture study found. According to the Accenture analysis, in 2017, approximately 18% of the American public will purchase insurance through exchanges, radically transforming the health insurance landscape.  Many employers favor private exchanges because they offer defined contribution plans and opportunities to customize supplemental offerings such... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 0 comments


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