SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heath insurance exchanges (HIX) are self-service online stores
The market will be mainly driven by the following factors:
"Over half of the U.S. population receives health benefits through their employer, but the process of benefit selection and management is rife with frustration and confusion for both employers and employees," said Frost & Sullivan Principal Digital Health Analyst Nancy Fabozzi. "Today's proactive and engaged healthcare consumers seek a more organized and transparent marketplace to facilitate their interactions with their health plans and, increasingly, to purchase and manage related insurance and financial products."
US Employer-sponsored Private Health Insurance Exchange, Forecast to 2020, new analysis from Frost & Sullivan's Digital Health Growth Partnership Service program, finds that the total market for private HIX solutions deployed by U.S. employers will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 41.9 percent between 2016 and 2020.
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Most often associated with Affordable Care Act (ACA) public or government-sponsored health plans, private HIX solutions actually predate the ACA and were initially targeted to address shortcomings with managing employer-sponsored health insurance plans. HIX encompass a robust set of features and functions designed to drive a consumer-centric experience and ongoing engagement and interaction. Common features include shopping tools, enrollment, eligibility checking, decision support with side-by-side plan comparison, price transparency, and member education. Advanced features may include real-time, multi-carrier quoting and rating, health and wellness support, telemedicine capabilities, and support for ancillary insurance products.
"Information technology solutions for the administration and management of private health insurance benefits are rapidly evolving to support retail-inspired and consumer-centered approaches," said Fabozzi. "To thrive and prosper in the growing private HIX market, platform vendors must invest in differentiating features, including smart decision support tools, ancillary insurance products, automation tools for task management, and reporting services along with mobile platform support."
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