MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GetInsured, a leading health insurance exchange platform, announced today it has partnered with Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker, to offer employers customized health insurance solutions for employees who do not qualify for sponsored plans.
Lockton will offer GetInsured's cloud-based exchange platform as part of its Lockton Marketplace solution, making it easy for employers to offer health insurance to part-time employees, early retirees and COBRA-eligible individuals via the public exchanges.
"Employers are considering a variety of approaches to manage costs, remain compliant and offer employee benefits that will help them remain competitive. We can help. We are making investments in partnerships that will create the most value for our clients. This is a natural extension of the world-class consulting we have been doing for a long time," said Mike Brewer, President of Lockton Benefit Group.
"The Lockton Marketplace brings together best-in-class partners, including GetInsured, to help solve a variety of issues facing our clients and ultimately consumers," said David Embry, President of Lockton Marketplace.
The GetInsured SaaS-based platform allows employers to easily offer non-sponsored employees access to a broad array of ACA-compliant health insurance options and the ability to claim tax credits. Employees can shop for and enroll in a health insurance plan via a user-friendly web or mobile shopping experience, or with the assistance of a licensed broker through the GetInsured customer care center, which can serve customers in more than 200 languages. GetInsured is certified by the federal government to enroll Americans in subsidized health insurance, appointed with hundreds of insurance carriers and fully licensed to advise consumers in 50 states.
"Lockton is a trusted, unbiased advisor to companies that are considering private exchange solutions, and we are proud to be endorsed as part of their offering," said Chini Krishnan, GetInsured co-founder and CEO. "Together we are making it easier and more affordable for employers to address complex benefits needs and remain competitive in the marketplace."
More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For five consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest employee benefits insights from Lockton's experts, check the Lockton Health Reform and Compliance Services Blog and the Lockton HR Technology Blog.
GetInsured is a cloud-based health insurance exchange platform that combines modern technology and customer service capabilities to make health insurance shopping easy and efficient. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of consumers find the right health insurance plan for their needs and budgets. GetInsured is approved by the federal government to enroll Americans in subsidized health insurance plans, and also provides state governments and employers with SaaS-based technology solutions for public and private health insurance exchanges. For more information, please visit www.getinsured.com.
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