An alternative healthcare financing option for small employers who’ve historically been fully-insured
Most employers have more choices than they realize when it comes to financing their group health plan. Purchasing a fully-insured health plan may be the traditional route for groups with under 50 employees, but to get out of the status quo of premium increases, employers who are frustrated with rising costs may have to change how they look at their health plan and how it's financed. There is a continuum of funding options available to employers, beginning with the traditional, fully-insured health plan, with steps groups of all sizes can take toward self-funding. (More: The Employer's Guide to Self-Insuring)
For groups under 50, one of these options is known as a “Dividend-Eligible” strategy, or sometimes called a “level-funded” health plan.