April 15, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Mercer announced an initial group of insurance carriers to offer benefits through Mercer Marketplace, its private health benefits exchange for employers.
Employees who engage Mercer Marketplace through their employers will have access to many options and will have decision tools to tailor their personalized portfolio of benefits (see “Mercer Introduces Private Benefits Exchange”). These options include an array of core medical and voluntary benefits, constituting more than 20 lines of coverage.
The first group of national, regional and state carriers that have agreed to partner with Mercer are:
- Health Net,
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield,
- Anthem Blue Cross of California,
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia,
- Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and
- Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company.
“With 56% of employers considering a private exchange to provide benefits to their active employees or retirees, the transformation of the U.S. health care landscape is well underway,” said David Rahill, President, Health & Benefits, Mercer. “These national benefit providers are leading the way in allowing large and small employers alike to help their employees make the critical personal and financial decisions about what types of insurance will best meet their needs.” More information about Mercer Marketplace is at www.mercermarketplace.com.