If you’ve been tasked to investigate setting up a new employee benefit plan for your company, you will be overwhelmed by options. The process can be daunting, and the consequences can be dire. Most benefit consultants will push you towards an Insured plan, but you have options. There are many more questions to ask when implementing a benefit plan, but … Read More
Which of the 4 Benefits Plan Funding Models is Right For Your Company?
Today, the stakes are high when setting up an employee benefit plan for your company. Trying to find common ground on risk adversity, cost certainty, employee security, plan sustainability, and affordability all begin with your plan funding model. Arguably, your plan funding model can represent one of your most important decisions when setting up your plan. Arbitrarily deciding one or … Read More
Why is the EP3 Drug Pool Pushing Companies Back To Insured Benefit Plans?
Many companies have been introduced to ASO plans over the last few years by brokers and carriers. ASO plans can greatly reduce administrative costs, and if a company sets up its benefits plan design can minimize a client’s exposure to unnecessary cost and abuse. But are insurance companies deliberately trying to push clients back to insured benefit plans with the EP3 Drug … Read More
Is Your Company Benefits Plan In The Wrong Benefit Funding Model?
When you’re looking at your employee benefit plan, it’s important in understanding the benefit funding model available to you. First of all, you need to understand what a funding model is as it relates to your employee benefit plan. For our purposes, we will focus on the options most readily available. Many benefits brokers don’t offer options on funding models. … Read More