Even companies who have no interest in getting involved with a public health care exchange for active employees might help steer their pre-65 retirees toward the marketplace, experts with Fidelity Investments said Thursday. At a sit-down discussion in Washington, Brad Kimler, head of Fidelity’s benefits consulting team, and Sunit Patel, its chief health care actuary, said their business is seeing intriguing shifts under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“In the benefit space right now, we’re really busy,” Kimler said. “And it’s kind of an exciting time for a consulting firm because a lot of the stuff we’re doing is different than from the last five or 10 years.” 

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