Helping Employers Connect Eligible Workers and Retirees to the Federal Exchange

August 13, 2013

The October 1st deadline is fast approaching for the first wave of health insurance enrollments using public exchanges, as provided for by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Towers Watson will be part of this effort thanks to a web broker entity agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which manages the federally facilitated exchanges on behalf of 36 states.

The agreement authorizes Towers Watson to seamlessly integrate its exchange platform with federal eligibility systems so that it can assist individuals as they shop for and enroll in subsidized coverage through the federal exchange.

Because many working or newly retired Americans either don’t qualify for their employer’s health plan, or choose not to enroll in it, being able to connect them to public exchanges lets employers provide a way for part-time and seasonal employees, non-Medicare eligible retirees and their dependents to learn about the health insurance options available to them, qualify for subsidies if they are eligible, and enroll in health coverage on the federal exchange.

For more information, see the Towers Watson press release.

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