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Adoption of Private Insurance Exchange Products on the Rise, But Employers Demand More Flexibility

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in full swing, private insurance exchanges are picking up steam among midsize employers (those with 50 or more employees) that desire to offer a competitive benefits package and “a new way to buy insurance.” However, the solutions available to employers in this underserved mid-market are limited … Continued

Private Exchanges May Offer Shelter from Cadillac Tax

Avoiding, or at least putting off, the so-called Cadillac tax in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is on a lot of employers’ minds. One of the best ways to do so is by moving employees to one of the burgeoning number of private insurance exchanges.

Despite Delayed Key Provision, Health Care Reform Triggers Benefits Action Among Employers

According to the report, 73% of employers say the law is having an impact on benefits service and support and 69% report there is an impact on benefits communications. Read more…

Public Exchanges Competitive with Employer-Sponsored Plan

Premiums for health plans on new state exchanges under PPACA are comparable to – and in some cases lower than – those being offered by employers with similar levels of coverage, according to a study released Thursday. Read full article…

Exchange Glitches

Insurance companies are running into technical glitches in many state exchanges that could threaten Jan. 1 health coverage, according to a POLITICO report.

Making Sense of Private Exchanges

How will private exchanges fit into a crowded, complicated health insurance ecosystem? Find out what you should look for in a private exchange and if it’s right for you.

Another PPACA deadline delayed

The Obama administration has issued new regs that public exchanges – and participating carriers – can use to cope with startup problems. Most importantly, it pushes the selection and payment deadline for Jan.1 plan coverage to Dec. 23. Read more…

Compliance Recap for November 2013

November brought several developments of interest to group health plans. Play catch up with this quick compliance overview on PPACA, FSA’s, enrollment, exchanges and more

Make Tax Day Also Enrollment Deadline, One Health Expert Says

With one small fix, the administration could satisfy calls from some members of Congress to extend the time people have to enroll in new health insurance through online marketplaces, a health policy expert says. Read more…

Why employers need to pay attention to ACA’s insurance exchanges

Employers are starting to realize that they really do need a communications strategy for how to tackle exchange education with their employees.