Just 5 percent of employers next year plan to pursue employee coverage through a private health insurance exchange.

That's one of the biggest findings in the latest Verisight and McGladrey Compensation, Retirement and Benefits Trends Survey, and, if it pans out, just not the sort of news operators of these exchanges would hope to hear.

On another closely watched question, the survey found that just 4 percent of employers plan to discontinue coverage entirely and provide a subsidy for employees to obtain coverage in a state or federal exchange.

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