We have brought the benefits of self-funded insurance plans to over 5,000 companies, delivering the quality customer service that we would expect ourselves. Being self-insured ourselves, we understand the power self-funding offers, as well as what our clients need and want.
Self-funding your group benefit plan will eliminate the high costs of fully-insured premiums, which include: Profit Margins, Risk Charges, Reserves, Contingency Margins, State Regulations, Premium Taxes and Retention and Persistency Bonuses. In addition, benefit plan design will be customized to your group instead of an off-the-shelf plan from an insurance carrier.
Besides rising insurance premiums and over-utilization of group health plans, one of the biggest challenges employers face is the lack of claims data provided to them by the fully-insured carriers. The main reason for holding this information back is insurance companies’ fear that if employers actually knew what their costs were, very few would be fully-insured. Without this information, employers are at a disadvantage when trying to determine if self-funding can work for them.
Keeping in mind that insurance companies are for-profit companies, we have worked with many employers to face this challenge and moved them to a partially self-insured plan where they can benefit from the savings and flexibility that a self-funded plan can offer. Now these companies have access to monthly claim reports and greater control over one of their largest expenses – their health plan.