Great News for Self-Funded Plans: Senators Want to Quash ACA Sec 6056

2017-10-25T10:00:10+00:00

The article below was published on October 10, 2017 by MyHealthGuide, written by Matthew Albright. A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill the first week in October that will significantly ease the Affordable Care Act reporting mandates for employer-sponsored health plans. The bill, called the Commonsense Reporting Act of 2017, in effect rolls back [...]

Great News for Self-Funded Plans: Senators Want to Quash ACA Sec 60562017-10-25T10:00:10+00:00

How employers are preparing for the Cadillac tax

2017-10-18T11:00:36+00:00

The article below was published on September 20, 2017 by Employee Benefit News, written by Victoria Finkle. Although the Cadillac tax isn’t set to go into effect until 2020, employers are already adjusting their health plans in an effort to avoid the added expense. The 40% excise tax on high-cost healthcare, which was created to [...]

How employers are preparing for the Cadillac tax2017-10-18T11:00:36+00:00

Why employers should be thinking TPA

2017-09-06T13:58:13+00:00

The article below was published on September 5, 2017 by Employee Benefit News, written by Arthur Jonokuchi. When it comes to healthcare plan administration, ASOs (administrative services only) say they offer a big discount to self-funded plans. If you look closer, however, you’ll see that they actually do come with a cost, both monetarily and [...]

Why employers should be thinking TPA2017-09-06T13:58:13+00:00

Leveling the Self-Funding Field

2017-07-19T14:11:24+00:00

It used to be that self-funding was limited to only the largest companies that could afford the manpower to administer their own plans. Not anymore.

Leveling the Self-Funding Field2017-07-19T14:11:24+00:00

Bill headed to Senate would provide ‘safety blanket’ for benefit plans

2017-05-03T15:19:11+00:00

The article below was published on May 1, 2017 by the Employee Benefit Adviser, written by Brian Kalish. Nearly half of all employees are covered by a self-insured group health plan. Many companies that offer these plans have separate stop-loss insurance policies to protect them against the risk of catastrophically high claims. Some states and [...]

Bill headed to Senate would provide ‘safety blanket’ for benefit plans2017-05-03T15:19:11+00:00

State of Self-Funding State Benefit Plans

2017-03-17T14:29:13+00:00

The article below is from International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, written by Teri Dougherty Governor Scott Walker recently proposed self-funding Wisconsin’s $1.5 billion health insurance program for 250,000 state and local government workers and their dependents. For now, it is a proposal that is being heavily debated in the Wisconsin State Legislatures Joint Finance [...]

State of Self-Funding State Benefit Plans2017-03-17T14:29:13+00:00

Small Groups Can Combat Rising Healthcare Premiums with Level Funding

2017-02-21T08:00:27+00:00

The rising cost of employee healthcare has more small employer groups choosing level funding over their traditional fully-insured health plans. What are the advantages of this option for your small business? Cost Control and Opportunity for Savings Level funding is a form of partial self-funding that enables the employer to budget for monthly expenses while [...]

Small Groups Can Combat Rising Healthcare Premiums with Level Funding2017-02-21T08:00:27+00:00

Self-Funded Healthcare – A Great Option for 2017

2017-01-12T13:09:17+00:00

Diversified Group believes that self-funded plans are the most cost effective and transparent health insurance option for most companies. Not only have we been administering self-insured health plans for 50 years, we have a self-funded medical plan for our organization. As a third party administrator (TPA), we provide comprehensive and cost effective solutions that help [...]

Self-Funded Healthcare – A Great Option for 20172017-01-12T13:09:17+00:00

An Employer with a Plan

2016-12-22T08:00:31+00:00

Healthcare costs continue to rise at an alarming rate and we all need to be Defining our Health Strategy. We thought it would be helpful to share what we do here at Diversified in regard to our strategy as an employer that has a self- funded medical plan. We like to say at Diversified that [...]

An Employer with a Plan2016-12-22T08:00:31+00:00

2016 ACA Transitional Reinsurance Form Deadline: November 15, 2016

2016-10-27T08:00:03+00:00

Beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2016, employers and other sponsors of self-funded health plans, as well as insurance companies offering insured health plan products are subject to the Affordable Care Act’s transitional reinsurance fee. This fee was designed to fund reinsurance payments to health insurance issuers to cover high-risk individuals in the individual market. [...]

2016 ACA Transitional Reinsurance Form Deadline: November 15, 20162016-10-27T08:00:03+00:00