Goodbye Company Health Plan?
Friday, September 20, 2013
October 1 is a watershed moment for Obamacare because that's the day people can start signing up health insurance, online, through public exchanges. But against this backdrop, there are also signs of a sea change in how private employers will offer health insurance.
This week on Money Talking, regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine weigh in on the future of private-employer health care.
Walgreens this week announced it's going to shift employees from a company plan to one where workers chose their own health care through private exchanges.
Change is also coming for thousands of retirees at companies like IBM and Time Warner. Goodbye company health plan. Hello, choosing one through exchanges.