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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Business Coalition launches health insurance exchange

The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition of Healthcare, which has been around long before Obamacare, has launched a private health insurance exchange for its 285,000 members. Tom Croyle, president of the nonprofit coalition, said Wednesday the group is using bswift, a Chicago-based employee benefits provider, for enrolling clients, and First Niagara Benefits Consulting, a subsidiary of First Niagara Bank, for administrative support and implementation. Coalition members have selected insurance plans for their employees through a variety of health insurance carriers that have provided health exchanges under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, Croyle said. But group members wanted a greater variety...