Self funding has become a popular recommendation.
Self funding is being recommended for groups down to 25 employees – don’t go out of business because you didn’t get a second opinion first.
Self funding is about risk, your company, or client, acts as the insurance company. Know before you recommend or choose self funding if your plan is predisposed to known risks. Risk factors used to predict rates by actuaries and underwriters can be used by our team to predict the suitability for self funding, consider these risk factors before making this recommendation to your client or in the case of an HR or finance executive, to your boss.
Did you know, according to Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, 2013, the difference between self funding and fully insured is less than 1%?
Our team of underwriters and actuaries were all former insurance insiders and made a living making money for insurance companies, they know group risk and fee dynamics and will provide valuable insight to you.
A second opinion is never a bad idea, you can’t go wrong recommending a trusted second opinion. Everyone involved will sleep better.
BCBSM, like many vendors are offering self funded plans to small employers. The question is, do you want to be an insurance company?
BCBSM Self funded for 25-49 size groups Reform October 2013
Before you decide, call.