3 Important Exchange Insights on Obamacare Eve

This episode of The Motley Fool's Market Checkup is all about Obamacare. Market Checkup gives a full examination of the Affordable Care Act on the eve of the opening of its state-based insurance exchanges.

In this video, health-care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss the status of the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance exchanges as they prepare to debut tomorrow. Watch and find out about the reported glitches in the system and why small businesses are facing yet another Obamacare delay.

Also, David and Max take a closer look at the growing list of companies transitioning employee health care costs to private exchanges including IBM, Walgreen, and Time Warner. An unintended consequence of Obamacare may be the acceleration of a defined benefit model for employer based coverage. Watch and find out how two stocks -- Aon and Towers Watson -- are at the cutting edge of this trend and poised to profit as more businesses seek to offload heath care costs.

How Obamacare could affect you
Still in the dark about how Obamacare might affect you and your portfolio? Don't worry -- you're not alone. To help prepare investors for the massive changes coming to the American health care system, The Motley Fool created a special free report that makes this complex topic easily understandable. Download "Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare" and discover how the law may impact your taxes, health insurance, and investments. Click here for your free copy today.

Editor's note: In the video, the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance exchanges is incorrectly stated. It is from Oct. 1 to March 31, 2014. Insurance coverage can begin as soon as Jan. 1, 2014. The Fool regrets the error.


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  • Report this Comment On September 30, 2013, at 4:23 PM, alartz wrote:

    I am not sure if the comment that IBM is shifitng employees to a private exchange is correct. I work for IBM and what I have been informed of was that IBM is going to shift their retirees and part-time employees to use the exchanges and provide them with a yearly amount to purchase healthcare. I do believe that they will continue to provide the company sponsored plans for active full time employees.

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