Stop-loss premiums surge as industry cycle reverses

Gunsauley, Craig
March 2000
Employee Benefit News;Mar2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p1
Focuses on the impacts of the competition of underwriters on insurance premiums in the United States (US). Premium increases in 1999; Decrease in premiums of self-insured plan sponsors; Cumulative claims losses of underwriters and re-insurance companies; Insurance coverage through self-funded health plans in the US.


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