Towers Watson Announces Health Care Exchange Providers

May 21, 2013 ( – Towers Watson announced the first group of health insurers to agree to offer health plans in its private exchange for active employees.

This group includes:

  • Aetna;
  • Anthem Blue Cross;
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield;
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield;
  • Kaiser Permanente; and
  • UnitedHealthcare.


The offering is part of Towers Watson’s OneExchange, which delivers end-to-end and integrated exchange solutions for all employee and retiree populations. OneExchange’s active employee exchange solution will enroll participants this fall for January 1, 2014 health plan start dates.

These health insurers all have long-standing relationships with Towers Watson and Extend Health. Extend Health is the operator of the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange and was acquired by Towers Watson in May 2012.

“We expect the vast majority of employers to thoughtfully evaluate exchanges for some or all of their employee and retiree populations in the coming years,” said Bryce Williams, managing director for Exchange Solutions at Towers Watson. “As they weigh their options, we believe the combined expertise and trusted advice of Towers Watson and our health insurance partners will serve them well. Our solutions are designed to meet near- and long-term needs through high-performing plans that offer employers viable health benefit programs and employees better ways to manage their own health.”