Topic: Self Insure

    Renewal rate too high? What to do about your group plan
    By Emily Kubis on May 23, 2018

      Before you consider cutting your group plan benefits, read this. If you’re a fully-insured employer who just received a huge rate hike on your...

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    Reference-based pricing: What about balance bills?
    By Emily Kubis on May 9, 2018

      Solutions for employers Reference-based pricing is a new way for self-insured employers to pay for employee’s medical costs. Instead of using a...

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    What is the Medical Loss Ratio?
    By Emily Kubis on April 6, 2018

      Is the MLR driving up employer healthcare costs? A piece of the Affordable Care Act that seeks to cap insurer profits may be driving employer...

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    What is an insurance network discount worth?
    By Emily Kubis on April 4, 2018

      Consider the value of insurance discounts Some self-insured employers are adopting new strategies to pay for their group benefits plan. These...

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    Self insurance on the rise
    By Emily Kubis on March 28, 2018

      Rising healthcare costs make self-insurance more attractive A new study from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. reports that self-insurance is on the...

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    How a 40-employee group saved $100,000 with reference-based pricing
    By Emily Kubis on March 23, 2018

      A more cost-effective way to pay for healthcare Reference-based pricing is a new payment model for employer-sponsored healthcare. Through...

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    Should my organization self-insure?
    By Emily Kubis on February 16, 2018

      Are these myths keeping you from self-insuring? Just because your group plan has always been fully-insured doesn’t mean this is still the best...

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    What is self-insurance?
    By Emily Kubis on January 22, 2018

      What employers should know What is a self-insured health plan? This is an alternative to a “fully-insured” health plan, and is another option...

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    Should your benefits strategy include a Health Reimbursement Arrangement?
    By Emily Kubis on November 22, 2017

      Pros and cons of the ‘self-insured lite’ strategy What is an HRA? A Health Reimbursement Arrangement is a tax-advantaged employer-sponsored...

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    What is reference based pricing, and how does it benefit employers?
    By Emily Kubis on May 11, 2017

      Innovative payment approach gaining traction One of the more revolutionary healthcare cost-containment efforts undertaken by some U.S. employers...

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