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Is Self-Funding the Solution to Rising Medical and Drug Costs?

Luciano Franco and Tony Marconi

Self-funding may be a solution to rising medical and drug costs for employers. | Corporate Synergies

Employers are increasingly considering self-funding to counter rising medical and drug costs and serve their population with the benefits they actually need. In our experience, the cost of health insurance is the second largest expense behind payroll for most employers. … Read More

3 Questions You Must Ask Before Signing Your First Stop-Loss Insurance Contract

Luciano Franco and Earl Rutter, Jr.

Employers should ask these 3 questions before signing a stop-loss insurance contract | Corporate Synergies

Stop-loss insurance contracts offer important protection for self-funded employers—but employers must ensure they’re providing the right coverage. Responsibly transitioning to self-funded health insurance can provide cash flow flexibility for some employers—and they are taking the plunge. In 2018, 38.7% of … Read More