For Immediate Release
October 29, 2015

New Book Provides an In-Depth Look at Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans

Brookfield, Wisconsin—A newly published guide, Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans, provides a comprehensive look at self-funded health plan design, administration and compliance.

The book offers plan sponsors, attorneys, administrators and other professionals practical guidance on self-funded health plans and explores the pros and cons of self-funding. It also explains how self-funded plans are impacted by the latest industry issues, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cyber security breaches.

John C. Garner, CEBS, chief compliance officer at Bolton & Company, is the book's contributing editor. He is joined by more than two dozen benefits experts who offer readers advice on a broad range of topics including regulatory compliance and fiduciary responsibility, risk management and stop-loss coverage, accounting and audits, subrogation, cost containment, investment of cash reserves and more.

The book is a helpful manual for those who currently work with a self-funded plan as well as those who are considering self-funding.

Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans is published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and is available for purchase at


The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is the premier educational organization dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide. The Foundation has more than 33,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members representing over 25 million lives. For additional information, visit

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