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 change in particular six years ago paved the way for many other beneficial ones: The district went self-funded. It’s a shift that may not be an option for many employers, but Howard – winner of the 2013 Benny Award for Benefits Leadership in Health Care – says it allowed her to be more hands-on with internal policies and institute real, lasting improvements.

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