More options for employer health care benefits

September 22, 2011

New piece by Emily Chasen in the Wall Street Journal CFO journal today features Bryce Williams discussing the future of private exchanges as a mechanism for providing health care benefits to active employees. You must be a subscriber to see the whole story, but here’s a snip:

…a corporate exchange could be a middle ground between keeping a group plan and leaving employees to use the state exchanges. Regulations that would affect corporate exchanges are still being written, so most companies will probably want to wait for the new laws to take effect in 2014 before deciding whether to use them.

According to Bryce Williams, CEO of health-care exchange operator Extend Health, such corporate exchanges could offer companies an alternative to buying group plans from a health insurer.

Visit Extend Health — the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange.

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