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Thorough Claim Review Leads to At-Home Treatment Solution that Saves Nearly $100K Per Year for Individual Member

Nov 30, 2017|0 Comments

One thing that’s often a real difference maker for self-funded clients is the emphasis that’s placed on health claim review. As third party administrator (TPA) MedBen noted in a recent blog post, the savings opportunities identified can be quite substantial – even on an individual 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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Self-Funding 101

Recently Submitted Articles:

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.

Forward-Thinking Employee Benefits Lead to More than $2 Million in Savings and Healthy Outcomes for Plan Members

Sep 20, 2017|0 Comments

When offering health benefits to employees, employers face the risk of experiencing high-cost claims if plan participants are diagnosed with a serious illness or disease. Self-funding allows the flexibility to plan for these situations … proactively. In this example, Tom Doney of Cypress Benefit Administrators READ MORE>

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>

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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.

Survey: Self-Funded Health Plans Grow in Popularity

Dec 6, 2017|0 Comments

As organizations begin to assess options for group health coverage in 2018, new data out this week could help provide some perspective. Employer premiums on health care plans rose higher this year than they have in the past five years…. Additionally, self-funded plans…are also becoming more prevalent…[and] are becoming increasingly desirable to employers…. READ MORE

The Rise of Reference-Based Pricing

Nov 8, 2017|0 Comments

Reference-based pricing (RBP) is a fast-growing alternative to the PPO systems self-funded employers have utilized for their group benefit plans over the past 30 years…. As the PPOs started to build larger networks and attempted to bring costs down, they met resistance from key providers…. there were no regulations on what hospitals could bill for services, so the PPO shell game of “discounting” went into effect…. RBP offers two remedies to this inflated, unfair system…. READ MORE

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