Self-Funded Health Plan Basics

Online Self-Funding Training for Group Health Plan Sponsors


Employers providing group health plans for their employees may choose to self-fund medical benefits instead of purchasing insurance. It is critical for plan sponsors to understand how these two approaches differ, how they are the same, and the pros and cons of each. This course will outline the basics of self-funding and provide a foundation for decision-making, design and administration.

Lessons include:

  • Introduction to Self-Funding
  • Similarities and Costs of Self-Funded and Insured Plans
  • How Self-Funding Works
  • Compliance with ERISA and Other Federal Laws
  • Pros and Cons of Self-Funding
  • Pros and Cons of Fully Insuring
  • Plan Design Options and Tools for Mitigating Risk and Managing Costs
  • Types of Organizations Sponsoring Self-Funded Plans.

View full course outline [PDF].

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This course counts toward the Fundamentals in Health Benefits​ certificate. Earn your certificate to understand group health plan structures, laws and regulations, funding and more. Learn more.



One-Credit Course

Price: $55 Members
(Nonmembers $80)

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Team Training

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Continuing Education

This course may qualify for Continuing Education (CE) Credit and CEBS CPE.