1.) The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA): Has a great amount of trusted resources, but largely limited to the U.S. market
2.) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS.gov): The Affordable Care Act and how it impacts Self-funded insurance plans/HIPAA opt-out and exemption forms
3.) U.S. Department of Labor (SIIA): Understanding your fiduciary responsibilities under a group health plan, report on Self-funding in 2013, report on stop-loss from SPBA,
4.) Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA): Resources on stop-loss, on self-funding, and on Third-party administrators (TPAs)
5.) Health care Administrators Association (HCAA): A .pdf guide for administrators of self-insured plans on the impact of PPACA on self-funded insurance
6.) On PCORI and the Internal Revenue Service: IRS Form 720 for self-insured groups
7.) Employee Benefit Research Institute (ebri.org): .pdf report on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as it relates to health plans and self-funding
8.) Understanding Stop-Loss Insurance (IMG): .pdf and online resources on one of our carriers reinsurance products
9.) Understanding Self-Insured Group Health Plans (HCC): .pdf from one of our carriers explaining the basics of self-funding and its advantages.
10.) Self-funding Conference by Self-funding Magazine: A Self-funding 101 Guide
11.) Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Guide on self-funding health insurance
12.) American Academy of Actuaries: Draft on reserves, liabilities and assets
13.) National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIM): Health Reserves Guidance Manual on sale for $50.00 at this link.
This manual provides guidance regarding the calculation and documentation of health reserves as described in the Health Insurance Reserves Model Regulation (MDL-10). It is designed to encompass all health coverages, including medical, dental, disability and long-term care.
14.) AM Best: A Comprehensive Directory to find a good Third Party Administrator
15.) Cypress University: A Good Forum Discussion on Stop Loss Reinsurance
16.) Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Recent Trends and Future Directions, NIHCM, October 2013 (.pdf) – http://www.nihcm.org/images/pdf/Employer-Sponsored-Health-Insurance-v2-data-brief.pdf
17.) See our Self-funded Health Insurance channel on YouTube:Including Cypress University 2012: Best Practices for Self-Funded Health Plan, The Affordable Care Act and Advantages to Self-funding, Council on Foreign Relations Forum on: The Costs of U.S. Healthcare and more.