Traditionally a funding option preferred by large employers, self-insured health plans are becoming more and more common for small- and medium-sized companies as well. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, 60% of American workers covered by employer-sponsored health insurance are in self-funded medical plans.
And, in a survey of health insurance executives conducted by Munich Health North America earlier this year, 82% of those surveyed have experienced a growing level of interest among employers in self-funding their group health insurance plans over the past 12 months, with nearly one-third (32%) stating that interest has increased "significantly."
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