Useful Articles

134091078In an effort to keep you as educated as possible in a world where constant change is the norm, EAG has put together a list of useful articles for you to check out. In addition, if you have any questions for us, please contact us and let us know how we can help.

Self Funding in 2013 with the Affordable Care Act

“Everyone has heard of Einstein’s theory on insanity in which you do the same thing over and over, etc, etc. Well, here is a new definition of insanity to consider…”

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Legal Updates in ERISA, Employee Benefits & Human Resources

“President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. The Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate was postponed, but many rules are still currently applicable, and many of its requirements became effective at various times over the last three years…”

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The Attack on Self-Funding

“Long before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was first implemented in 2010, brokers have helped clients save money and avoid certain restrictions by introducing self-funded health plans as an option for business owners…”

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Health Insurance CEO Paid $106 Million. Feel Better?

“America has a very expensive health care system. Perhaps you’ve noticed.

There are many reasons. We want the newest, most expensive and heavily promoted technology and drugs — even when they’re only marginally better than less expensive models they replaced…”

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Smaller companies self-insure.

“Large companies with more than 5,000 employees are a common feature of the self-funded health plan market. However, small and mid-size firms across the country are increasingly turning to self-insurance to reduce healthcare costs, reports…”

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Employer Self-Funding and Self Insurance Conference
Sets Large Trends for Self-Funding Healthcare and Workers Compensation Industries

From: Marketwire

“There is a shift away from offering fully insured benefits and towards self-insuring healthcare and workers compensation. Moreover, healthcare reform puts more obligations on fully insured health plans, this shift grows in order to maximize savings and reduce healthcare expenditures…”

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Self-Funding: Self-Funding Will Flourish in ACA

A candid analysis by Fred Hunt, Active Past President, SPBA

February 2013

“Self-funding will flourish under ACA. That is the answer to the frequently-asked question from brokers & employers who see or sense uncertainty in the insurer and other funding formats of employee health benefits. That forecast is not smug or gloating; it is just realistic…”

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