The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) includes changes that may affect the landscape of benefit purchasing for many U.S. employees and employers that have had benefits primarily provided through individual plans or via employer-sponsored plans. Beginning in 2014, states have the option of establishing health insurance exchanges in any one of three methods: state run, partnership with federal government, or federal government run.
During this webinar our experts will introduce public exchanges, explain which employers may purchase coverage through them, and outline what public exchange operators are required to do to comply with PPACA regulations with respect to plan designs and benefits. They will also explore alternative benefit purchasing channels available to employers such as private exchanges and the traditional employer-sponsored carrier market.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:
- Be able to list the three different types of public exchanges available
- Be able to define the type of public exchange and how it is being operated for each state/region
- Know which employer groups may purchase through the public exchange
- Be able to list the design options available through the public exchanges
- Be able to discuss the pros and cons of employer-sponsored benefit plan purchasing through the different distribution channels such as traditional employer-carrier contracting, private exchanges, and public exchanges
: Healthcare consultant Tony Colarossi and members of the employee benefits team Scott McLellan and Jonathon Trionfi