Interest in stop-loss insurance grows

By Tristan Lejeune Traditionally a funding option preferred by large employers, self-insured health plans are becoming more and more common for small- and medium-sized companies as well. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, 60% of American workers covered by employer-sponsor
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Legislative Initiative Clarifies That Stop-Loss Insurance is Not Health Insurance

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) November 13, 2013 – The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) today announced its support for new federal legislation intended to ensure that small- and mid-sized private sector employers, as well as smaller Taft-Hartle
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Adding Another Weapon to the Subrogation Arsenal

The Phia Group is exceptionally proud of its staff. Our stringent hiring standards, training program, and overall emphasis on quality employees is one of the – if not the – characteristic that truly differentiates us from the competition. If our staff is the best, then our Legal Team
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PPACA’s big business for TPAs

By Allen Greenberg CHICAGO – Love it or hate it, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act offers a slew of business opportunities to third-party administrators and others serving self-insured group health plans. That was the message Wednesday from Adam Russo, the CEO of the Phia
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From the Bench

By Thomas A. Croft, Esq. Caught with Your Pants Down: Why the Attorney-Client Privilege Matters The “advice giving” marketplace in the self-insured world is populated with all sorts of folks with all sorts of expertise – outside auditors, consultants of various stripes, cost containme
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Impact of Cost and Quality on Self-Funded Healthcare Plans

Captive Review: What factors have led to the current costs in healthcare? David Loggins: As a result of the historical employee risk shift from HMO/PPO plans to Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) options, employees have been asked to provide more of the first dollar exposure in order
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Floridians can sign up for Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) health plan

Article Written by:  Kelli Kennedy   Taken From:  ABC Action News FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  After months of build-up, Florida residents can start shopping for health insurance on government-run online marketplaces as the key component of the Affordable Care Act goes live. But ther
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Governor Reaffirms Support of ACA Implementation

Article Taken From:  SIIA Legislation designed to make it more difficult for smaller employers to self-insure in California by restricting the availability of stop-loss insurance was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. SB 161 was one of a package of health care-related bill
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SIIA Reports from Senate Banking, House & Urban Affairs Committee Meeting

Article Taken From:  SIIA The Senate Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Committee this week heard testimony from industry experts on the extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, set to expire at the end of 2014. Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) invited representatives from Marsh &
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Cost savings attributed to self-funding, wellness

Article Written by:  Tristan Lejeune  Taken From: EBN Dianne Howard has understandably made a number of changes during her tenure as director of risk and benefits management with the School District of Palm Beach County, Fla. – after all, she’s been there for 18 years. One
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