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New Research and Perspectives for 2015 with Employers and Private Exchanges

HealthcareWebSummit

Mar. 5, 2015
Recorded Online
Webcast

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

Private health insurance exchanges are gaining currency as a way for employers to cut health care costs, reduce their administrative burden and increase the benefit choices they offer to covered employees. Multiple studies now indicate that U.S. employers are increasingly looking at private exchange options for both active and retired employees. Brokers, consultants, payers and other intermediaries offer private exchanges, but a mix of vested interests is at play among these service providers.

A number of the private exchanges have begun to share the results of early adopters for their enrolled active employee populations and the survey underscores the importance employers place on the experience and track record of an exchange.

Employers have taken a step back to assess the early implementation results and are seeking greater transparency in administrative, and consulting or broker fees to assure that employers and employees get better value. Many are not yet ready to relinquish control of key stewardship roles such as funding, carrier, plan design, provider network choice and even their benefits consultant.

The second annual study by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC) affirms a continuing interest in private exchanges among employers. The national survey, based on the responses of 446 employers, reports heightened interest on the part of employers in private exchanges as a strategy for full-time active and retirees, but the potential transition must address a number of critical considerations. The survey is also the first national assessment that specifically captures the experience of early adopters of both private exchanges for active employees as well as retirees.

The Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC) is an initiative launched in 2013 by four leading nonprofit business coalitions, Employers Health Coalition, Inc. (Ohio), Midwest Business Group on Health, Northeast Business Group on Health, and the Pacific Business Group on Health – all independent coalitions representing employer health care interests –and PwC (not an exchange provider). PEEC will solicit and provide unbiased, comparative information and support on private exchange strategies and purchasing decisions.

Please join the Midwest Business Group on Health's Larry Boress and PwC's Barbara Gniewek on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 1PM Eastern as they share PEEC research results and discuss New Research and Perspectives for 2015 with Employers and Private Exchanges.  

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