Plans must reconsider the benefit delivery models that employers could leverage in this post-reform world.
Variations in the exchange models make it difficult for health plans to clearly evaluate which, if any, private exchange could support its business strategy and membership growth goals. Key questions will help guide a health plan’s discussions with prospective private exchanges:
Given the marketplace dynamics, every health plan needs to reconsider the benefit delivery models that employers could leverage in this post-reform world. These questions will begin to clarify the differences among the various exchange models, and help you identify those which may support your business strategy.
Sherri Bockhorst, principal, Health & Productivity and leader, Health Exchange Solutions, Buck Consultants.