Archive for August 15th, 2012

Starmark Announces Self-Funded Health Plan For Small Groups

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

“Employers like you often struggle to find healthcare benefits options that give you the control, flexibility and value you need – until now. With HealthyEdge, you get better control over your health benefits, the flexibility to tailor your self-funded plan design to your specific needs, and the opportunity to receive a refund if your group’s claims are lower than expected.”

Editor’s Note: Health insurance carriers will transform their fully-insured business to self-funded administration in response to ObamaCare. TPA’s may find this a new niche market – small employer groups of 10 employees or more. Stop loss retention as low as $10,000 will be in demand.

Small Employers Move To Self-Funded Plans – Avoids PPACA Reform Measures

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

“The insurance companies have found a way around the [Affordable Care Act],” especially in states likePennsylvaniawhere the stop-loss market is largely unregulated, saidTimothy Jost, health law professor at theWashington and Lee Universitylaw school.