More Employers are Self-Funding Health Benefits

Nathan Solheim writes in Employee Benefits Advisor that  “today, more than 90 million em­ployees get health benefits through self-funded plans. Their employers have been spurred to self-insure by benefit advisers seeking ways to reduce and give their clients greater control over their healthcare spend.”

“A look at some recent numbers shows how self-insurance is gaining traction among smaller employers. A February study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that the percentage of smaller employers who self-insure rose between 2015 and 2016, while it declined somewhat from 60% to 57.8% among employers overall.”

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