As the private exchange hype continues in the media and benefits industry, a couple of employers remain skeptical about the option for current employees.
Two Fortune 500 employers gathered Wednesday for a panel at the Americas Health Insurance Plans annual policy conference in Washington to deliver an up-to-date perspective on private exchanges. Highroads, which sponsored the lunch-time discussion, said their research shows a slightly different story than other polls conducted about private exchanges. Kim Buckey, a principal at the benefits technology firm, said 79% of employers in their polling said they arent looking to move to a private exchange option at all in 2014 and 50% had not begun evaluating them for their benefit packages at all.
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