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In the era of health care reform, one of the most significant issues everyone is facing is increasing costs. Yet organizations that have 50 or more employees can control expenses—while maintaining valuable health care options for employees—through proper design and administration of a self-funded plan.
Indeed, these days more employers are turning to self-funding options for their health care plans—not only to reduce their premium expenses but also to manage their cash flow and gain control over their benefit dollars. According to a 2011 survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 60 percent of covered workers in US companies are in plans that are partly or completely self-funded, with that figure jumping to 96 percent for employees in US companies with 5,000 or more workers.