Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans

Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans. Your Step-by-Step Guide to Navigating Self-Funded Plans in a Post-ACA World. Order Now!  

Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans provides you with a comprehensive look at self-funded plans and offers plan sponsors, administrators, attorneys and other professionals practical guidance concerning plan design and administration. 

Learn more about the advantages of self-funding, including:
  • Benefits design choices not available through off-the-shelf insurance products
  • Greater funding flexibility
  • No need to pay for insurance company overhead, profit and commissions
  • Exemption from state mandates and insurance premium taxes
  • The ability to capture the financial benefits of a plan's favorable claims experience
  • A better investment return on the cash reserves than is available through an insurance company.

The book explores the pros and cons of self-funding, while bringing you up to speed on how self-funded plans are affected by the latest industry issues, cyberliability and security breaches. In-depth chapters cover a broad range of topics such as regulatory compliance and fiduciary responsibility, risk management and stop-loss coverage, accounting and audits, subrogation, cost containment, investment of cash reserves and more.

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In Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans, more than two dozen benefits experts offer practical advice on:

  • Self-Funding Costs and Options
  • Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs)
  • VEBAs, a.k.a. 501(c)(9) Trusts
  • Risk Management Strategies and the Role of Insurance
  • Stop-Loss Insurance
  • Using Data to Improve Health Plan Performance and Participant Health
  • Fiduciary Responsibility Under ERISA
  • Utilizing Professional Advisors in Fulfilling Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Allocating and Delegating Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Reporting and Disclosure Under ERISA
  • Compliance With Federal Health Regulations Including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Plan Design and Management
  • Retiree Health (Postretirement) Benefits
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Health Care Cost Management
  • Preservation of Plan Assets Through Subrogation and Reimbursement Rights
  • Investing Cash Reserves.
 
We are saddened to share that the editor of Self-Funding, John Garner, passed away in early 2018. He will be remembered for his unrivaled knowledge in this area, as well as his unending generosity and humble spirit.