The Mercer Marketplace will now have an option to offer easy access to individual medical plans both outside of and on the public exchanges for their employees and retirees who do not qualify for sponsored plans. The marketplace, which was launched in 2013, currently works with 67 employers to provide medical and other benefits to 282,000 employees, retirees, and family members.
“Most employers don’t have a single, uniform work force, but a collection of different groups that includes part-timers and retirees, each with a very different set of benefit needs,” says Julio A Portalatin, Mercer’s president and chief executive officer in New York. “Now, Mercer Marketplace can meet all of these needs through a single point of access.”
Access to individual medical plans both on and off the public exchanges will be provided by GetInsured, a California-based private company whose technology platform powers state government exchanges and is a federal web-based entity.
“Mercer Marketplace was designed to deliver the leading set of benefits with a simple and satisfying customer experience. One-click digital access coupled with our experienced benefits counselors ensure consumers receive the coverage that’s right for them and their families,” says Sharon Cunninghis, leader of Mercer Marketplace Exchange Solutions.