Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance Exchanges

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jay Hancock, working in collaboration with The Daily Beast, reports: “Can corporations shift workers with high medical costs from the company health plan into online insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act? Some employers are considering it, say benefits consultants. ‘It's all over the marketplace,’ said Todd Yates, a managing partner at Hill, Chesson & Woody, a North Carolina benefits consulting firm. "Employers are inquiring about it and brokers and consultants are advocating for it’” (Hancock, 5/7). Read the story.

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