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Whitepaper from Healthcare Trends Institute Provides Insights into Private Health Exchange Implementation

The Healthcare Trends Institute, an educational platform for employers, consumers and other healthcare benefits stakeholders, has released a new whitepaper to provide insights into the latest trends among employers regarding private health exchange adoption.

The whitepaper, titled Private Exchanges: Benefits, Barriers, and Opportunities, provides an overview of what private exchanges are and how they work as well as key exchange trends among employers from the 2013 Healthcare Benefits Trends Benchmark Study. Including an infographic and an employer exchange checklist, it will help businesses of all sizes better understand how private exchanges, also known as “marketplaces,” can be implemented to help maximize benefits offerings while also controlling rising healthcare costs. Download the Private Exchanges: Benefits, Barriers, and Opportunities at http://www.evolution1.com/private-exchanges-whitepaper.html.

As healthcare reform legislation continues to take effect, more employers are looking to private exchanges to help control unpredictable healthcare costs without reducing their benefits offerings,” said Tiffany Wirth, Executive Director, Healthcare Trends Institute. “However, there are still lots of questions and concerns, so our hope is that this whitepaper can help shed some light on the many benefits offered by private exchanges.”

Building on its mission to provide the latest healthcare benefits-related news and updates, the Healthcare Trends Institute is also sponsoring a free webcast “The Rise of HSAs: Past, Present, and Future Trends” on Wed., June 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Register here: https://evolution1.webex.com/evolution1/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=926632574.

About the Healthcare Trends Institute

The Healthcare Trends Institute is an educational platform to help employers, third-party administrators, health plans, consumers, and other stakeholders keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare benefits industry. It covers a range of topics related to the administration and management of healthcare benefits, including defined contribution, health exchanges, insurance, ACA legislation, and more.

Healthcare Trends Institute programming includes an educational blog and webcast series, an annual awards program, enewsletters, training programs, a resource library, infographics, and more. To ensure all content and programs achieve the highest level of quality and relevancy, the Institute is guided by an Editorial Advisory Board comprising subject-matter experts that represent diverse aspects and perspectives within the healthcare benefits industry. The Institute is sponsored by Evolution1, the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing consumer-driven healthcare solution. More information is available at www.HealthcareTrendsInstitute.org.

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