Health insurance exchanges will draw an estimated 24 million customers to the individual market by 2023 and represent
a fundamental change in the insurance industry from wholesale to retail. The courtship of newly insured Americans begins with
enrollment in new online insurance exchanges as of October 1, 2013.
New survey research published by PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) found that most health insurers are entering the exchange market -- although they face significant challenges and new competition to attract and retain members. HRI looked at what's at stake for hospitals, physicians and other providers in enrolling new members and the challenges ahead for insurers and other new market participants, many of whom will be entering the individual insurance market for the first time.
Join Sandi Hunt, Principal in PwC's Health Industry Advisory practice and Ceci Connolly, Leader of PwC's Health Research Institute
as they discuss the plans, progress and pain points associated with the new state insurance exchanges.
Sandi Hunt, Principal, PwC U.S. Health Industries, lead advisor to states on insurance reform
Sandi Hunt is a Principal in the San Francisco office of PwC, with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in government health policy and insurance reform and works with states across the country on their efforts to expand health insurance coverage. Sandi has extensive experience with public programs as well as with the health care industry.
Ceci Connolly, Managing Director and Leader, PwC's Health Research Institute
Ceci Connolly is the Leader of PwC's Health Research Institute, a research organization dedicated to objective analysis on the issues, policies and trends important to health organizations and policymakers. Ceci is a veteran journalist, author and commentator who spent 25 years in the news business, reporting on national politics, health care, Latin America and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. As the national health correspondent for the Washington Post, she chronicled enactment of the Affordable Care Act and was co-author of Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All. Prior to joining PwC, Ceci was a senior adviser at the McKinsey Center for Health Reform.