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TPA Controls High Claimant Costs through Claims Management, Early Detection

Mar 17, 2017|0 Comments

A study shows that claimants who accumulate $50,000 or more in annual benefit costs represent nearly a third of total spending as it relates to employers’ health plans. What can be done to help contain these high costs? Third party administrator (TPA) MedBen explains how READ MORE>

Success in Self-Funding

What’s Actually Working for Employers in Controlling Health Plan Costs

Today’s health benefits landscape is more challenging for employers to navigate than ever before. Yet, there’s a reason why nearly 70% of employees who have health coverage in the U.S. are now enrolled in some sort of self-funded plan and why that number is growing – they work. It’s that simple. Companies of all sizes and types, including public entities, are finding this to be true as they make the switch from the more limited fully-insured plans to the added flexibility and customizable health benefit options self-funding offers. The goal of this website? To showcase success stories from the employer-entrepreneurs who are experiencing the savings because of their self-funding efforts and from the SPBA-member third party administrators (TPAs) who are the facilitators in making these success stories happen.

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The most recently posted real success stories about self-funded plans and how they’re working, as shared by the third party administrators (TPAs) who manage them.

Flexibility, Savings & Engagement: 3 Reasons Employers Choose Self-Funding

Dec 16, 2016|0 Comments

As more companies consider the move to self-funding, Tom Doney and team at Cypress Benefit Administrators are regularly fielding questions about what kind of advantages these health plans can offer. This prompted the third party administrator (TPA) firm to put together a whitepaper that serves READ MORE>

Employers Weigh In: 10 Main Benefits of Self-Funding

Sep 8, 2016|0 Comments

As president and CEO of The Kempton Group since 1992, Jay Kempton works closely with self-funded (self-insured) employers on a regular basis and has been part of many insightful conversations with them about what makes their health plans so effective. In this article, he shares READ MORE>

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In The Industry:

A sampling of employee health benefits industry articles, with an emphasis on self-funding-related topics and perspectives.

Innovator’s Wellness App Aims to Improve Employee Nutrition

Apr 26, 2017|0 Comments

SFS Tech Tactics: occasional articles focused on technology’s expanding role in cost-savings and improved health in customized self-funded health plans – Jason Langheier, a physician, knew that poor diet was a major problem in the U.S. But he also knew employers could be — and should be — be part of the solution…. That’s why he created Zipongo in 2011…. the app … [is] currently in use at more than 150 companies, including Google and IBM…. and offers food benefits management services as a new employee benefit, similar to pharmacy benefit management. READ MORE

House Passes Bill to Limit State Regulators’ Powers over Self-Insurance

Apr 14, 2017|0 Comments

U.S. Congress has voted for a bill that provides protection for small and medium sized firms that choose to self-insure. The Lower House passed the Self-Insurance Protection Act … which sets legal limits to regulators’ jurisdiction over self-insurance health plans by setting unequivocal parameters to define medical stop loss policies and how they are different from traditional health insurance. READ MORE

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