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Experts warn that under the Affordable Care Act, the number of catastrophic losses will only worsen. Brokers need to ask themselves how they can become advocates for and protect the budgets of their self-funded employers as a growing number must pay catastrophic claims?
What is a stop-loss coalition? Whether you call it a preferred partner arrangement, stop-loss panel or block consolidation, this arrangement consolidates insurance by reducing the number of vendors used. This strategy, when executed efficiently, comes with a variety of benefits.
Working with a Managing General Underwriter (MGU) can be one of your most beneficial relationships, helping you build your book while addressing your clients’ major insurance issues. However, selecting the right MGU partner is important.
Ever increasing health care costs are a concern for both employers and their employees today. One of the factors driving health care costs ever skyward is the lack of standardized pricing for services and procedures performed on a daily basis across the country. Closing the gap with reference-based pricing could help reduce that price variance.
Given the headlines regarding the issue of providing contraception coverage, brokers may be wondering how their self-funded clients fit into the puzzle. While there is no simple answer, an explanation of how these recent events currently affect self-insured employers and Third Party Administrators (TPAs) might shed some light on the situation.
The right self-funded medical plan can provide smaller employers with the same health care advantages already being realized by their larger counterparts.
Physical, mental and financial burdens add to an employee's stress, impacting wellness and productivity. Savvy employers are taking steps to address these sources of tension with wellness programs.
Monitoring soaring employee and retiree health benefit costs and providing cost control solutions have never been more important than today in the public sector. Public entities that explore both alternative insurance structures and administrative enhancements can turn this challenge into an opportunity.