Self-insurance survival: Creating a health plan in unsuccessful times

July 2009
Employee Benefit News;Jul2009, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p14
The author offers insights on the use of self-funding of health plans and provides tips for benefits professionals in making the shift to self-funding. She believes that switching to self-funding is the right thing to do, especially during economic crisis. She notes that the key to a successful self-funded plan is developing a plan actuary. She also suggests looking for ways to bring cash back into the plan, such as prescription drug rebates.


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