With talk of health care exchanges on the rise, savvy employers who have been using private Medicare exchanges like Extend Health for years are ahead of the game in getting ready for 2014.

Eastman Chemical Uses Extend Healthe Private Medicare Exchange

Eastman Chemical featured in HR Executive magazine

This month has seen a swath of real life examples of employer learnings and results from transitioning health care benefits for retirees to an exchange:

We are proud to say that all of these employers have used the Extend Health Medicare exchange.

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