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More companies steering retirees to private health-insurance exchanges

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Thousands of retirees covered by company health insurance plans will soon see their benefits shifted toward private health-insurance exchanges.

IBM and Time Warner announced the change last week. They’ll provide retirees money to buy Medicare Advantage or supplemental Medigap policies instead, part of a push by businesses to move away from the increasingly costly group-coverage model.

American Airlines may follow. Its parent company, AMR Corp., is seeking approval to make the change from a federal bankruptcy court judge.

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Jeremy Engdahl-Johnson

Medicare Advantage allows individuals to choose from a wide range of competing plans that may offer richer benefits. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6705

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