During the first quarter of 2016, Pacific Resources conducted its third annual survey to capture the current perspective on private exchanges from some of the largest employers in the United States. 

The survey results show that fewer large employers are interested or confident in private health insurance exchanges as a viable method for providing healthcare benefits to their active employees. The top reason for that lack of confidence is “unproven cost savings.”

Other key survey findings are:

  • Most employers have a good understanding of private exchanges.
  • Cost is still the driving factor for considering a move to an exchange.
  • Employers are more interested in exchanges for retirees.
  • Employers want help evaluating exchanges.

These findings and more are highlighted in a free Executive Summary, Private Healthcare Exchanges: What Employers Think about Exchanges in 2016.

The survey was conducted online February through April, 2016. Respondents were senior human resource or benefits executives with decision-making authority within their organizations. The companies surveyed represent more than 1.2 million active or retired employees and 2.8 million covered members. 

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