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Towers Watson Kicks Off “Ready for 2014: Road to Exchange Solutions” Road Show

Posted on 06 Mar 13 by Annie George

Towers Watson, a global professional services company, today announced locations and dates for its “Ready for 2014: Road to Exchange Solutions” road show.

Confirmed events are as follows:

  • Falls Church, Virginia — March 6
  • Atlanta — March 19
  • Houston — March 28
  • Minneapolis — March 28
  • Cincinnati — April 4
  • Dallas — April 11
  • San Francisco — April 18
  • Chicago — April 24


 “The purpose of our road show is to help employers get ready for January 1, 2014, when some of the most important provisions of the health care reform law go into effect,” said Bryce Williams, Towers Watson’s managing director for Exchange Solutions. “However, given the newness of reform, we expect employers to take a thoughtful approach when making decisions about how to leverage it, and to take action only if it’s right for any or all segments of their active workforce or retiree populations.”

Events will feature a high-level discussion of potential health care benefit strategies in light of health care reform. They will also highlight OneExchange, a new health benefit solution from Towers Watson that offers employers proven, end-to-end, integrated, private and public exchange-based solutions for full-time, active employees; part-time employees; and both pre-Medicare and Medicare-eligible retirees.

“OneExchange combines Extend Health’s market-leading exchange platform with Towers Watson’s expertise in health benefit design and strategy,” said Dave Osterndorf, Towers Watson’s chief health care actuary. “It enables employers to make sustainable, long-term decisions about health benefits that make sense for their organizations in a post-reform world.”

Towers Watson speakers include:

  • Bryce Williams, managing director for Exchange Solutions or Benjamin Pajak, SVP, strategy and business development for Exchange Solutions
  • Dave Osterndorf, chief health care actuary or Mark Maselli, managing director for Health and Group Benefits
  • Mike Shepherd, senior consultant, Communication and Change Management or Bill Greene, senior consultant, Communication and Change Management


Each three-hour event will feature discussions on how employers can move toward high-value plan strategies while assessing whether to leverage emerging exchange solutions for some or all of their covered employees and retirees. Also, representatives from Fortune 500 companies that now use private exchange solutions will speak about their current experiences and offer their perspectives on the future.

Road show events are by invitation only. Employers interested in attending may contact for more information.

About Towers Watson and Extend Health


Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, exchanges, and risk and capital management. Founded in 2004, Extend Health, a Towers Watson company, operates the largest private Medicare exchange in the country. For more information, visit or