With all the fighting over ObamaCare and the botched launch of the federal exchange, it’s easy to lose track of the fact that online insurance marketplaces are an efficient and effective way to compare and select coverage. Exchanges are catching on in the private sector and I expect their growth rate to increase as people get used to them.
ConnectedHealth provides an exchange platform for active employees (as opposed to retirees). They focus on helping employees understand what’s available to them and the full financial consequences of their decisions. Their platform is designed to serve companies who may have a mix of employees: group eligible (i.e., full time, permanent workers), part-time employees, and 1099 independent contractors. Employers are offering the platform in order to attract and retain employees and to help those employees make the most of their benefits and avoid surprises.
In this podcast interview, ConnectedHealth co-founder and president, Joe Donlan explains how it works.
By David E. Williams of the Health Business Group.December 18, 2013