Steady Growth Forecast for Health Insurance Exchange IT Market

Operations and maintenance, plus services segments lead growth.

The global health insurance exchange (HIX) IT market, estimated $1,609 million in 2013, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 10.5 percent in the next five years, with the U.S. market showing the greatest growth potential over the next five years, according to Reportlinker.com.

According to the report, private exchanges are expected to register the fastest growth rate among the HIX market by exchange type during the forecast period. It attributes that growth to a shift by large employers towards private exchanges to reduce health benefits administration costs and provide their employees with multiple plan options. Within private exchanges, multi-carrier exchanges primarily sponsored by third-party administrators such as brokers or benefits consultants are expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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Source: Healthcare Informatics