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Evolving health care marketplace: Examining private health insurance exchanges and how employers can utilize them

Employers' problems offering medical plans led to private health insurance exchanges, but it's unclear if exchanges will ease the pain.

  1. Identify & Analyze

    Problems when offering health care plans

  2. Evaluate & Implement

    Are private health insurance exchanges a viable alternative?

  3. Monitor & Adjust

    Results of using private health insurance exchanges

Group health care plan costs continue to increase modestly with no sign that premiums will spike again anytime soon. ›› More


The cost of health care coverage has soared, which is why, for decades, employment-based health insurance coverage has been going in one direction: down. ›› More



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Health Insurance Historical Tables

Amid soaring costs, the U.S. Census Bureau details how employment-based health insurance coverage has decreased.


For decades, employers have followed a near-universal model in providing and funding health care coverage to their employees and retirees. ›› More


Private health insurance exchanges are beginning to reshape the group market. ›› More


Aon Hewitt is rolling out a health insurance exchange that will enable employers to offer workers an array of plans from participating insurers. ›› More


Rob Malley, national health exchange design leader for Aon Hewitt, describes how private health care exchanges can change the rules of the health care benefits game. ›› More


Eric Grossman and Frances Andreasen of Mercer L.L.C. provide analysis of private health insurance exchanges. ›› More


Mercer L.L.C. is launching a new health insurance exchange that will enable employers with 100 or more employees to offer employees a wide array of plans offered by participating insurers. ›› More



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Private Health Insurance Exchanges and Defined Contribution Health Plans: Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

The Employee Benefit Research Institute outlines the pros and cons of private health insurance exchanges.


For decades, the way employers offered health insurance coverage to their employees and retirees changed little. Now more and more companies are moving to a new health benefits delivery model using private health insurance exchanges. ›› More


More than 40% of employees opted for a less expensive plan than what they previously had when their employers offered them coverage through a private health insurance exchange, according to an Aon Hewitt analysis. ›› More


United Parcel Service and about 8,000 of its age 65 and older Medicare-eligible non-union retirees are reaping the benefits of the giant Atlanta-based package delivery company moving health care coverage to a private insurance exchange. ›› More


For years, Medicare-eligible retirees who had worked for the city of Waco, Texas, had a simple choice when it came to choosing a health care plan offered by the city. ›› More



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Extend Health Success Stories

Private health insurance exchange Extend Health provides case studies of six major employers that use its exchange to provide health insurance coverage to Medicare-eligible retirees.