WHY SELF INSURE?
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In the four decades that North American Administrators has been in the healthcare industry, many clients have asked us the same question: why self-insure? As it is our mission at North American Administrators to provide clients with progressive solutions for all their healthcare challenges, we also want them to feel 100% comfortable and confident in their decision to self-insure. To achieve this level of trust, we’ve provided comprehensive information regarding self-insured health plans and why you should self-insure.
What is Self Funding?
Being self-insured, also known as self-funding, is an alternative risk-transfer strategy in employer healthcare. Employers with self-funded health plans typically put their health plan contributions (as well as employee contributions) into a designated bank account to pay for employee and dependent health claims, instead of paying a fixed premium to an insurance carrier. Catastrophic loss insurance (known as stop-loss insurance), is often purchased to provide a known maximum liability to the employer. A third-party administrator (TPA) usually processes the claims and oversees the administration of the plan.
Why Self Insure?
Self-insured health plans provide many advantages over fully insured plans, including the ability to be custom designed to meet the unique needs and objectives of the employer. This flexibility, along with improved cash flow, maintained control over health plan reserves, state tax advantages, avoidance of state-mandated benefits, and more personalized, attentive service, has made self-funding a popular and proven health plan financing tool. To self-insure means to break free of the ‘one-size-fits-all’ insurance model and implement an insurance plan that meets the healthcare needs of your entire workforce.
Bridge the Best of Both!
The NAA Bridge, generally referred to as a Special Aggregate Only plan, is an attractive alternative for employers and health plan sponsors who want the advantages of self-funding but are hesitant to sacrifice the safety of fixed premiums and limited liability provided by fully insured plans. This new, innovative approach allows employers with 25 to 200 employees the opportunity to explore the benefits of self-funding without the cash flow risk.
Feel free to contact one of our Account Executives to learn more about the benefits of self-funded health plans or The NAA Bridge.
North America Administrators 1-800-411-3650
Danny Dugan, President / CEO – ext. 170 – Email
Bruce Thompson, Vice President of Sales – ext. 169 – Email
Scott Anderson, Marketing Representative – ext. 163 – Email
Mike Kovaleski, Marketing Representative – ext. 163 – Email