More Companies Opting for Private Health Exchanges
Mercer, perhaps a bellwether for growth in the private exchange space, will have 31% more active-employee exchange clients in 2016.
Specialty Drugs Eat More of Health-Care Spending Pie
Thanks to a proliferation of high-cost drugs for complex conditions, pharmacy expenses outpace overall medical cost growth.
Consulting Firm Automates Retirement Readiness Tracking
Buck Consultants applies for a patent on the underlying process and technology of a new service.
U.S. Health-Cost Hikes Slow Down Again This Year
The increases are still high, though, and they're accelerating globally.
Private Health-Exchange Market Consolidates
Towers Watson expands its exchange business into the midsized and small markets with its purchase of Liazon, a major player in the space.
Small Firms at Risk of Health-Plan Cancellations, Too
Companies with 50 to 99 workers don't necessarily have reason to hope insurers will let them keep their noncompliant plans, despite Obama announcement.
A One-of-a-Kind Private Exchange
Or is Buck Consultants’ “exchange” not really an exchange at all but rather a collection of health-benefits services wrapped in that label? Does it matter?
Private Exchange Wars
The rhetoric is heated and getting hotter all the time in the emerging field of private health-benefits insurance exchanges. Where does the real truth lie?
Big Companies Eye Private Health-Benefits Exchanges
To date the online portals have mostly served small corporate customers, but it looks like that may soon be changing.
Obamacare Delay Poses Legal Risk to Employers
Low-paid workers who now will be eligible for generous federal subsidies to buy health insurance next year may have grounds to sue their employers in 2015.
With Private Exchanges, Workers Dump Old Health-care Choices
Almost four in five employees at the three customers of Aon Hewitt’s new private exchange chose a different kind of plan than they had used previously. More opted for a less-costly plan than one with better benefits.