There is much talk about the impending availability of healthcare insurance exchanges but much uncertainty about their usefulness to companies.
One recent survey by InsureXSolutions® indicated nearly 50 percent of responding employers believe that exchanges are going to be very or somewhat useful to their organizations, despite less than a one-third indicating that they have a good understanding of exchanges.
On the other hand, according to the survey, two-thirds of health insurance producers and consultants that responded had a good understanding of exchanges.
Nearly 100 percent of insurance producers indicated that they plan on integrating them into their sales portfolio.
“There is a tremendous opportunity for producers in the benefits marketplace today,” says John DiVito, President of Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex), who exclusively offers InsureXSolutions.
The survey provider also said “embracing and providing guidance on exchange options for their clients will be key to insurance producers’ success in 2014 and beyond.”
InsureXSolutions is a private exchange available in select markets, which is operated by Flex, a leading provider of consumer driven, tax advantaged benefit programs. InsureXSolutions provides an online insurance marketplace for employees to purchase individual health, dental, Medicare, short-term and vision plans from leading insurance companies.
The poll data was collected as part of a series of accredited FlexUNIVERSITY® webinars attended by employers, and health insurance producers and consultants. To learn more about InsureXSolutions, visit www.insurexsolutions.com or call 855-563-6993.
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