With only a few days until the next Private Exchange FORUM kicks off in Baltimore, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field will welcome special guests from PlanSource and benefitalign -- sponsors of the upcoming event -- to the program for a comprehensive discussion on all things private exchanges.
The first guest on this week's program will be George Tzinas, the chief experience officer at benefitalign, a comprehensive, cloud-based platform that enables your organization to rapidly launch shopping and enrollment solutions -- including private exchanges -- across all lines of business. In this interview, George and the hosts will review of how employers, brokers and some states are looking to health insurance exchanges to support the needs of their enrollees. George will also provide a snapshot of who is currently using a private exchange and why and some of the key points to consider when launching an exchange.
The second guest on the show will be Scott Carver, president of PlanSource. In this interview, Scott and the hosts will discuss recent news from PlanSource, outline the private exchange model and analyze how its growing popularity is reshaping the industry. Forty-five percent of employers say they are considering private exchanges for their full-time employees before 2018. Scott will also address some of the questions facing employers as they determine the best way to administer employee benefits and explain the range of private exchange models available and the advantages of each.