by Katherine Restrepo
Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
North Carolina’s dominant health insurer has launched a private exchange in which employees working at businesses with over 50 workers can select from up to four different health plans (all sealed with a federal stamp of approval) chosen by their employer.
“Employers are moving away from the one-size-fits-all model of health insurance,” said Steve Crist, BCBSNC vice president of group market sales.”They recognize that someone 26 and single has different coverage needs than someone who is 48, married and has kids. With the help of their employer’s financial contribution, employees can use the BlueBenefits Center to choose a plan that fits their needs and their budget.”
You can read more on BCBS NC’s BlueBenefits Center here.