The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a notable example of why self-funded health plans make sense for so many employers.
There are numerous advantages to moving from a fully-funded health plan to a self-funded plan – customized plans, control over vendors, fewer taxes, and access to data, to name a few. But one of the most significant benefits is that in a self-funded arrangement, an employer does not pay based an estimated number of claims, but rather pays only on actual claims filed.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and the resulting shutdown, medical claims have dropped across the country. There are a number of reasons for this, including a suspension of elective procedures in many states, hesitation to pursue treatment when hospitals have active COVID patients, and in general people staying home.
Employers with self-funded health plans have experienced considerable cost savings because they are paying only actual claims, which have dropped to substantially from what would be estimated in a ‘normal’ year.
Learn more about why self-funding might be the right arrangement for your business by speaking with your contact at Consociate Health today.