Abigail Neary, Senior VP and Regional Corporate Exchange Leader with Aon Hewitt, will discuss the possibilities of utilizing a private healthcare exchange for employee health benefit needs.
In Abigail’s more than 10 years of experience in health benefits, she has worked in health and welfare consulting, as well as for a health and welfare benefits technology firm, where she assisted global clients in reducing human resources costs and streamlining operations.
Most of the employer focus since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act has been on whether or not to “pay or play”, or offer health insurance or pay a fee and send employees to state or federally run health exchanges. One outgrowth of the mandate to pay or play has been the private exchange, an alternative to the public exchanges. Private exchanges will allow employers to better manage health care costs while giving employees more choices for their insurance needs.
Below is a growing list of companies who have opted to utilize private exchanges:
- Sears Holding Corp.
- Darden Restaurants
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