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Traction seen for DC health plans, private insurance exchanges

Published
  • July 23 2012, 8:46am EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal health care reform legislation and the desire of employers to limit their health insurance costs are likely to fuel interest in “defined contribution” (DC) health benefits and private health insurance exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

EBRI says a combination of insurance market reforms, especially the health exchange structure in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as well as rising health costs, have brought a renewed focus on limiting employer’s health care cost exposure.

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