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FEATURE 11 The Power of Choice: The Game-Changing Combination of Private Exchanges and Health Savings Accounts Private exchanges are coming. Regardless of which study you pick or which representative sample of employers you survey, the numbers suggest a sizable number of U.S. employers will adopt some form of private exchange solution by the end of the decade. But what effects will the emerging private exchanges really have on employer-sponsored health care? Benefit plan designs? Account-based plans and the health care consumerism mega-trend? In this feature, John Young and Todd Berkley — two veterans of health care consumerism through former roles at Cigna and Optum respectively — present groundbreaking research on private exchanges, particularly examining the symbiosis between private exchanges and health savings accounts — two generations of health care consumerism coming together to accelerate the mega-trend. By Jonathan Field, Managing Editor, The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, with John Young, CEO, Consumerdriven, LLC

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March 2014. Earlier in March, the company, which also recently acquired Transition Assist to bolster its retiree exchange offerings, announced a partnership with Silicon Valley’s GetInsured that will bring the Mercer Marketplace exchange brand into an entirely new sector: the individual market.

With 67 employers already utilizing its private exchange, global consulting firm Mercer has been one of the most visible leaders in the emerging private exchange space. Through its active and retiree exchanges, Mercer currently provides benefits to over 280,000 individuals as of

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10 Is 2014 the Year of ‘Evaluate then Decide’ When it Comes to Exchanges? They are some of this year’s biggest buzz words. Exchanges — whether private or public — have people talking, wondering how they will fare, how many employers will adopt them and so on. As managing director of exchange solutions for Towers Watson, a global professional services company, Bryce Williams has a unique view into the exchange world. From his perspective, while 2013 was the year of “wait and see” for exchanges, 2014 is the year of “evaluate then decide”. By Heather Loveridge, Senior Editor, The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism

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NEWS BRIEFS Benefitfocus Achieves Web-Based Entity Certification to Offer Employers a Whole Workforce Solution Benefitfocusannounced the company’s wholly owned subsidiary BenefitStore, Inc. has signed an agreement with CMS to confirm its status as a Web-Based Entity. With this agreement, Benefitfocus creates a channel for employers to facilitate enrollment in Qualified Health Plans for employees who may be eligible for an advanced premium tax credit through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace. Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH provides employers a comprehensive benefits solution that accounts for all segments of their employee population as the ACA introduces new health care coverage options for individuals.

Array Health to Offer Private Exchange Solution Through AHIP Connect Program Array Health announced its approval to participate in the AHIP Connect program. AHIP Connect is an industry solution provider sourcing and independent evaluation program that helps AHIP’s health plan members choose companies to implement operational business solutions that reduce costs; increase efficiency, safety and quality; and enhance the consumer experience. Health plans can leverage the Array Spectrum™ private health insurance exchange platform to support end-to-end consumer engagement for marketing, selling, enrolling, managing, renewing and administering health and ancillary benefits for their large and small group, individual and retirement business segments.

Laurus Strategies Launches Private Exchange Consulting Practice Laurus Strategies, a leading business resource firm specializing in HR, employee benefits and risk management solutions, announced the formal launch of its Private Exchange Consulting practice. The PEC practice was created in 2013 to provide independent, best-inclass health care benefits consulting in the rapidly evolving exchange market. With health care reform underway and private health insurance exchanges gaining momentum, many company executives are struggling to understand what is legally mandated and what the most efficient and effective solution is for their workforce. Adding to this dynamic is the fact that several well-known benefits consulting firms have developed or purchased their own private exchanges.

Liazon Welcomes Humana to the Bright Choices Exchange Liazon has announced that Humana medical and ancillary products will be offered on their Bright Choices Exchange in six select states. Markets will begin quoting in March and April. Future expansion will incorporate Humana medical and ancillary products in additional states throughout 2014 and 2015. Bright Choices’ users with a Humana medical plan can participate in Humana’s wellness and rewards solution, HumanaVitality, a proven, data-driven wellness and rewards program that focuses developing and reinforcing healthy lifestyles.

SelectQuote Benefit Solutions Forms Comprehensive Partnership with GetInsured Through a partnership with GetInsured, SelectQuote Benefit Solutions has added health insurance for pre-65 individuals to their employer benefits portfolio. The integrated partnership allows households to

manage their health insurance benefits — for both pre- and post-65 individuals — through one comprehensive exchange platform. The private exchange marketplace offered by SelectQuote Benefit Solutions and GetInsured allows employees and retirees a broader range of choices, offers plan savings and allows both pre- and post-65 health care coverage independent of the employer.

Bloom Health Advances Its Private Exchange Platform with Empyrean Benefit Solutions Partnership Bloom Health has announced their partnership with Empyrean Benefit Solutions, one of the fastest-growing, most advanced benefits technology and service firms, to enhance the Bloom Private Exchange Platform solution. Bloom Health has been operating private exchanges for health plans, employers and insurance agencies since 2009. The Private Exchange Platform gives employees industry-leading decision support to make informed benefit decisions, while providing employers with cost predictability and administrative relief for HR staff. Bloom Health sells its platform with insurance company sales representatives, through agents and brokers and direct to employers.

bswift to Accelerate Growth With Investment From Great Hill Partners bswift recently announced that it has received a minority equity investment of $51 million from Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on partnering with rapidly growing technology and technology-enabled services companies. bswift’s existing leadership team will use proceeds from the financing to further strengthen its service and technology offerings and solidify bswift’s position as a market leader. Great Hill Partners’ investment was funded with equity financing from Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP, its $1.1 billion committed pool of capital that provides significant availability for follow-on investments.

Moody’s: Benefit Consultants Early Winners in Private Health Exchanges Major benefit consulting firms are investing resources to develop private exchanges, said Moody’s Investors Service in its new report “Benefit Consultants Are Early Winners in Building Private Health Exchanges.” The rating agency notes that enrollment in private exchanges could grow to tens of millions of active employees by the end of this decade from fewer than one million enrolled currently. Moody’s report noted that exchange-related earnings for leading consultants — Aon Hewitt, Mercer and Towers Watson — will be partly offset in the near term by the costs of developing exchanges and by the fact that many enrollees in active employee exchanges are existing clients transitioning from company-specific health plans to exchange-based plans.

Q4 Announces Private Exchange Contract With the Largest Insurance Agency in Arkansas Q4 Systems Corporation announced that they will be implementing their comprehensive QHIX Health Exchange Platform for The Hatcher Agency, Arkansas’ largest insurance group. Hatcher is also the largest agency for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Arkansas with more than 600 employers as clients. QHIX, built by Q4 Systems Corporation, is an industry-leading, cloud-based platform for managing all elements of a private exchange offering.

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First Niagara Launches Private Insurance Exchange First Niagara Benefits Consulting, a division of First Niagara Risk Management, Inc., has announced its launch of the First Niagara Benefits Exchange. This private insurance exchange can accommodate a wide range of employer contribution approaches to offering employee benefits. This exchange will be offered to businesses with 100 or more employees. Employers can reduce their overall health care spend by using the First Niagara Benefits Exchange to offer their employees more choices and enhanced understanding of their health care expenses. FNBC will partner with bswift, a leader in software and services for employee benefits administration and exchange solutions.

Regions Insurance Offers Private Health Insurance Exchange Solution to Employers Regions Insurance has announced the company is offering employers in four states access to a private health insurance exchange platform that will help companies better manage benefits while offering a wide array of insurance options for their employees. The private exchange, called Regions TruSelect, will be available to employers that are based in Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee or Texas and have 50 or more eligible employees. Regions TruSelect will serve as an online benefits marketplace, connecting employees of participating companies to a wide array of medical, dental and vision coverage plans through a variety of providers. Life and disability coverage, 401(k) enrollment and other ancillary benefits will also be available later this year.

New Private Exchange to Open for Employers Health Members Employers Health, a national coalition of employers seeking to reduce the costs and improve the quality of health care, has announced the creation of the Employers Health Benefits Accelerator, an integrated and comprehensive health benefits platform that facilitates employers’ efforts to provide access to high-quality health care while controlling overall health care costs. The Employers Health Benefits Accelerator is an online private marketplace that Employers Health members will be able to access by August 1, 2014. By partnering with Bloom Health, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and CVS Caremark, Employers Health members will have access to industry-leading technology that powers the nation’s foremost medical, pharmacy and ancillary health care products.

Oswald Companies Launches Private Exchange Powered by Assurex Global A custom-built, comprehensive private health care marketplace and benefits management platform is now available for businesses through Oswald Companies. The Oswald Private Exchange, powered by Assurex Global, is a private marketplace platform that gives employers an unprecedented range of administrative flexibility and employee health benefit options. Oswald Companies, an Assurex Global Partner, is proud to offer this flexible insurance plan customization to employer groups of 50 or more employees. In collaboration with a leading employee benefits out-

sourcing partner, Businessolver, this private exchange allows employers to maintain a competitive advantage by offering best-in-industry benefits while removing the heavy lifting of benefit administration.

Maestro First to Feature New Solution for Employer-Sponsored Health Care Market Rob Butler, CEO of Maestro Healthcare Technology, a cutting-edge health benefits service company, has announced that they are introducing an employer benefit solution that is the first to feature both private exchange and self-funding capabilities on a single platform. The innovative Maestro solution is designed to significantly contain costs, simplify administration and enhance convenience for employers by integrating medical management, consumer driven payment solutions, and other product offerings in an exchange or self-funded model — all on one, proprietary technology platform.

New Keenan Public Agency Marketplace Offers Comprehensive Resources for Selecting, Managing Benefits Keenan, the largest privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm in California, announced the launch of the Keenan Public Agency Marketplace to provide California’s public agencies and their employees the ability to more effectively navigate employee benefits decision making, enrollment and access to both private and public exchange markets in the post Affordable Care Act environment. Launching the Keenan Public Agency Marketplace is a natural evolution of Keenan’s BenefitBridge platform which is a centerpiece of the firms public agency strategy.

The Graham Company Launches Private Exchange The Graham Company, one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest insurance and employee benefits brokerages, announced it is now offering a private health care marketplace for businesses. The Assurex Global Private Exchange is a private marketplace platform that gives employers an unprecedented range of administrative flexibility and employee health benefit options. The Graham Company, as an Assurex Global Partner, is proud to offer this flexible insurance plan customization to middle market employer groups. In collaboration with leading employee-benefits outsourcing partner Businessolver, this private exchange allows employers to maintain a competitive advantage by offering best-in-industry benefits while removing the heavy lifting of benefits administration.

New Regence Marketplace Launching for Private Exchange Health Insurance Regence Health Insurance Services announced it is launching Regence Marketplace, a new private exchange health insurance option for select businesses in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Regence Marketplace offers employers a number of advantages, including the ability to control health insurance costs, predictably plan for future benefit needs, and cater to a demographically diverse workforce. Through Regence’s private exchange, employees have the freedom to choose coverage that best fits their unique needs and budget, enabling more ownership over their health care decisions. This new model provides mid- and large-sized businesses with a customizable private exchange containing multiple Regence coverage options for safe, affordable and effective quality care. HealthCare Exchange Solutions™ I www.TheIHCC.com I March/April 2014

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ith 67 employers already utilizing its private exchange, global consulting firm Mercer has been one of the most visible leaders in the emerging private exchange space. Through its active and retiree exchanges, Mercer currently provides benefits to over 280,000 individuals as of March 2014. Earlier in March, the company, which also recently acquired Transition Assist to bolster its retiree exchange offerings, announced a partnership with Silicon Valley’s GetInsured that will bring the Mercer Marketplace exchange brand into an entirely new sector: the individual market. “Most employers don’t have a single, uniform workforce, but a collection of different groups — including part-timers and retirees, each with a very different set of benefit needs,” said Julio A Portalatin, president and chief executive officer, Mercer.

“Now, Mercer Marketplace can meet all of these needs through a single point of access. This expanded reach is part of Mercer’s commitment to ensuring that all Americans have easy access to the best insurance products available on the market today.” This move coincides with a greater trend within the private exchanges to offer a solution that addresses each segment of an employer’s population, including retirees, part-timers and full-time employees — what Cindy Gillespie, senior managing director, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, has called the “sorting hat” exchange solution. In the new partnership, GetInsured, a federally approved webbased entity, will provide access to individual medical plans both on and off the public exchanges. The Palo Alto technology company is also a key partner for several state-based health insurance exchanges.

The Way to... Manage Health Care Costs & Increase Health Plan Choice Manage health care costs and increase health plan choice with Towers Watson’s OneExchange—an integrated and flexible private health care exchange that delivers value and choice to your entire employee and retiree populations. OneExchange provides coverage options that promote value and sustainability for employers. In our exchange environment, your people will engage as consumers in the purchase and use of their health care benefits. One call does it all. OneExchange: +1 855 372 3944 or visit towerswatson.com. Benefits Risk and Financial Services Talent and Rewards Exchange Solutions towerswatson.com

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