The Affordable Care Act is prompting many employers to consider moving from fully insured plans to self-funding. The mandatory benefit structures and new taxes, added to an excess of 906 pages of mounting regulations, have sounded an alarm for employers to wake up to a changing health care landscape.

On the surface, this newly centralized control of health care makes the concept of self-funding very attractive. Self-funding provides employers the ability to develop a systemic process to managing health risks and the opportunity to control costs surrounding their members.  

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