The Private Benefit Exchange Index ended 2016 with 37,800 employers having moved workers to an exchange, 2.8 million employees having signed up for benefits through one of the online marketplaces and 5.6 million people covered by benefit plans sold through the sites.

While the Index in December was flat against the previous month, since June 2015, when the PBE Index was launched, the number of employers using exchanges has increased 144%, the number of employees enrolling in benefits through the marketplaces has risen 92% and the number of lives covered by the plans sold on the platforms has jumped 100%.

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