Enrolling in a Private Health Exchange: a Good Idea for 2017

January 12, 2017by mycalchoice

Enrolling in a Private Health Exchange a Good Idea for 2017

It could be a while before there’s any agreement in Washington, DC, on the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While we wait, you may be wondering about whether now is the time to make a change to your employee benefits program for 2017.

More and more employers are moving to private health insurance exchanges. Growth was up by more than one-third (35 percent) in 2016, as compared to the prior year. At CaliforniaChoice, membership is also increasing – with 2016 service to more than 17,700 employers and nearly 320,000 employees and dependents.

The CaliforniaChoice private exchange offers advantages to employers and employees alike:

More Health Insurance Options

You no longer have to pick one plan for all employees; you can give them a choice of HMOs, PPOs, and other plans from eight carriers: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Health Plan, Sutter Health Plus, UnitedHealthcare, and Western Health Advantage.

Cost Control for Your Business

Defined Contribution lets you decide how much you can afford to contribute toward your employees’ benefits.

Options for Other Coverage

Like Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, and Life – plus value-added, no-cost extras like a Premium Only Plan, online HR support, and more.

Easy, Consolidated Administration

Just one monthly bill for all of your employees’ coverage, one website to manage your benefits, and one toll-free number for answers to questions.

During the past 20 years, CaliforniaChoice has become an authority on employee-choice health care and the Golden State’s leading multi-carrier health program for businesses with up to 100 employees.

If you’d like to learn more about CaliforniaChoice, contact your employee benefits broker. If you don’t have a current broker, we’ll help you find a broker to speak with about your employees’ health insurance and related needs.

Shopping for group health insurance?

This guide compiles a list of common questions you may have before you start offering health insurance coverage.