Self-funded health plans will become more popular under the new PPACA laws according to past President of the Society of Professional Benefits Administrators and others
Regulations, uncertainty, increased costs and constriction (meaning less choice in the market) will all cause more companies to consider and ultimately choose to self-insure in the future under the new Affordable Care Act health laws now in effect.
In fact, freedom from various state laws and the ability to customize health benefits for their employees as well as from additional taxes will help grow the self-insured reinsurance and TPA (third-party administrator) industry.
“Moving into 2014, there’s one more reason to move to self-funding,” said Mark Whiting, a principal with consultant Mercer L.L.C. in Kansas City, Mo. “PPACA may be enough to push a client that’s been teetering on the edge to move to self-funding.”