United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Why Private Exchanges Haven't Taken Off As Predicted

Posted by: Paul Rooney, CEBS    Apr 26, 2017 9:30:00 AM

While the health care affordability crisis has become so significant, questions still linger—will private exchanges become a viable solution for employers and payers, and will they will continue to grow? Back in 2015, Accenture estimated that 40 million people would be enrolled in private exchange programs by 2018; the way we see this model’s growth today doesn’t speak to that. So, what is preventing them from taking off as they were initially predicted? We rounded up a few reasons why the private exchange model’s growth may be delayed, or coming to a halt.

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Topics: health insurance exchanges, private exchanges

Engagement Key to the Future of Private Exchanges

Posted by: Michael A. Fleck    Sep 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

In this final blog of a three-part series (you can read Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them), I’d like to look to the future – not only the future of private exchanges, but the future of benefits and health in the United States.

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Topics: employee engagement, private exchanges, Hanna Global, health care innovation, Michael Fleck, employee benefits technology

How to Realize the Full Potential of a Private Exchange

Posted by: Michael A. Fleck    Sep 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

In Part 1 of this series, I took a few shots at some of the hype around private exchanges, but I still come down firmly on the “pro” side of the conversation.

Given the right circumstances, and by taking the right approach, a private exchange can deliver a tremendous amount of value while solving many of the challenges facing employers who wish to offer a sustainable and effective employee benefits program.

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Topics: employee benefits, private exchanges, Benefits Passport, UBA private exchange, employee benefits advisors, Hanna Global Services, Michael Fleck

Evaluating Private Exchanges

Posted by: Reina O'Beck    Dec 19, 2013 11:21:00 AM

There are many private exchanges cropping up and we’ve written before about the risks in this area. However, there is also a tremendous upside when it comes to financial control, budgetary certainty, cost reduction, risk avoidance, employee choice and administrative overhead.  So what should you look for in a private exchange? Consider these areas:

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Topics: health insurance exchanges, ACA, health marketplace, employee benefits, PPACA, private exchanges