With more and more insurers pulling out of public exchanges and more and more employers finding private exchanges unappealing, interest in self-funding health plans is at an all time high. Find out more in this helpful guide.

Self-funding health plans

Amid the concern and confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one thing is clear: health insurance funding will never be the same. Many employers are already seeing higher health insurance costs and even more are bracing themselves for the possibility of more steep increases in the future.

Employers are facing the tough decisions of paying more for health coverage, passing additional costs along to employees, or eliminating coverage all together. Clearly, terminating health insurance isn’t the preferred or even practical solution for most employers. Quality benefit packages are a key element of attracting and retaining top talent. Because of this, businesses everywhere are looking for ways to offset cost increases by being creative and efficient.

One way a business can efficiently fund health benefits is by self-funding. By assuming part or all of the risk of employees’ health care costs, employers stand to achieve savings of 5-15% from self-insuring.

Our latest white paper “Self-Funding and the Management of Risk,” discusses the benefits, considerations and details of self-funding employee health insurance.

To download your free copy of this informative guide, please fill out the form below and click submit. You will then have access to the white paper.

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Karin Landry

Karin Landry

Managing Partner at Spring Consulting Group, LLC
Karin Landry, ACI, CLTC, GBA is the Managing Partner for Spring Consulting Group. Karin has over 25 years of experience in the insurance, health care, risk financing, retirement and benefits industries. She is an internationally recognized leader in captive insurance strategy, benefits and financing. She is Past-Chairman of the Board of The Captive Insurance Company Association and a member of the ERISA Industry Committee and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Fallon Community Health Plan. She is also a Professor of Employee Benefits and member of the finance committee for the International Center of Captive Insurance Education part of the University of Vermont. Karin’s expertise around benefits allowed her to co-author a white paper for Business Insurance Magazine titled “Captives for Benefits: How to Use a Captive to Save Money and Enhance Benefits Coverage”, which is currently a top seller. Both Vermont and the US Virgin Islands asked Karin for input and guidance with their recent legislative changes. Prior to joining Spring, Karin was President of Watson Wyatt Insurance & Financial Services in the United States and Head of the Health & Welfare division for the eastern region.