Sixty-five percent of health care payer executives expressed a lack of confidence that health benefit exchanges would be operational at the onset of open enrollment on October 1, according to a recent poll conducted by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm. Specifically, one quarter of the respondents shared that they are not as prepared as they would like to be.

In the KPMG poll, which consists of more than 80 executives from the health care payer community and was conducted in the weeks leading up to implementation, 32 percent said “No” when asked if the exchanges would be ready on October 1. Thirty-three percent responded “Maybe, but I have my doubts,” and 35 percent were confident that the exchanges would be fully functional on October 1.

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