Follow us at

Twitter Twitter LinkedIn

Quick Links

Networking Platform

 

Feel the Energy. Change is Here.

The Self Funding Conference® is your reliable source to trends and innovations in self insurance and claims management.

For the fifth year in a row the Self Funding Employers Association (SFEA), an employer based nonprofit trade association focused on self insurance and workers compensation brings you the premiere event in the industry. The Self Funding Conference® is the leader in providing employer case studies that address the key pros and cons and best practices in self funding.

Leading in Self Funded Education & Professional Advancement

  • Access to over 150 influential speakers including leading employer groups sharing insights into innovations in self funding and benefit plan design
  • 10+ sessions dedicated towards successful employer case studies in self funding
  • Self Insurance Certified Specialist® (SICS) Certification Program
  • Earn up to 14 SPHR re-certification credits and 12 continuing education credits for licensed insurance professionals
  • Content nationally approved by 50 States
     

Collaborate with Your Peers and Learn From Industry Experts

Some of Our Elite Speaker Faculty Include:

“The speakers are leading employer groups that are really paving the way in employee benefits.  I was blown away by the variety of topics being covered and the high caliber speakers featured!"

-Michael Susi, Health & Wellness Manager, LinkedIn

 

The Rapid Growth of Self Funding

Over the last decade, more and more employers have been moving away from offering group health insurance to their employees and instead self-fund their medical plans.

When companies become self funded, they assume the majority of the financial risk of providing health benefits to employees. Instead of paying premiums to insurers, they pay claims filed by employees and healthcare providers. To avoid huge losses, they often sign up for stop loss insurance that protects them against very large or unexpected claims.

The self funding industry has seen significant and rapid growth since the passing of the Affordable Care Act. Companies can avoid many provisions in the new law by insuring their own employees, rather than signing up with commercial insurers.

  • According to a study by Munich Health North America, a subsidiary of reinsurer Munich Re, 82 percent of the 326 industry executives surveyed, have seen an increasing interest among employers to self-fund their group health insurance plans over the past 12 months, with nearly one-third saying that interest has increased “significantly.”
  • The survey also found that nearly 70 percent of health insurance organizations plan to grow their self-funding portfolios over the next year. It is more important now than ever before for employers to consider the options available to them to help reduce employee health claims and better manage their overall healthcare costs.

Historically larger corporations primarily were becoming self funded. The ACA created powerful incentives for smaller employers to self-insure and as a result, we’ve seen a growing trend of smaller and mid-sized employers now opting out of the regular health insurance market to avoid the minimum coverage standards established under the ACA.

  • Sixteen percent of covered workers at small firms (3-199 workers) and 83% of covered workers at larger firms are enrolled in plans which are either partially or completely self-funded. Six percent of firms offering fully insured plans report that they intend to self-insure because of the ACA.
  • Employee Benefit Research Institute found that about 59 percent of private sector workers with health coverage were in self-insured plans in 2011, up from 41 percent in 1998.

The Self Funding Conference® will address:

  • ACA’s Effect on Self Funded Plans
  • Innovative Plan Design
  • Captives
  • Narrow Networks
  •  Workers Compensation
  • Specialty Pharmacy Benefits
  • Stop-loss Insurance
  • Value-Based Benefits
  • Cost Containment & Cost Strategy Methods
  • Utilization of Care

The Self Funding Conference® is fully integrated with the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, one of the largest employee benefits and healthcare events in the world.

The EHBC’s mission is simple. We provide intense, advanced education through successful and practical case studies presented by the world’s leading healthcare and insurance experts. As an innovative and passionate industry leader, our pursuit is to energize opportunity and increase professional advancement.

Join the 2014 Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, Sep 20-24 in Washington, D.C. At the epicenter of healthcare and industry change, the EHBC delivers the most comprehensive insurance & benefits conference and tradeshow.

Customize Your Congress Experience

  • 200+ Speakers and Sessions with 3+ days of educational conference tracks
  • 6+ unique conference tracks to select content for your business: Healthcare Reform Conference®, Corporate Wellness Conference®, Voluntary Benefits Conference®, Self Funding Conference®, Global Benefits Conference®, Health Insurance Exchange Conference, BenTech Conference
  • New conference tracks, events and forums: Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference, mHealth Conference, Global Travel Insurance Conference, Wellness Technology Summit, Direct Employer Contracting Summit and much more
  • Onsite networking: one-on-one meetings with true partners and business prospects
SFC Employer VIP Pass

Sponsors

2013 Diamond Sponsors

New Benefits

2013 Platinum Sponsors

Kemper Benefits
insurance forums
Thomsons online benefits
worxtime

2013 Gold Sponsors

Pinnacle Perks
Virgin Pulse
California Broker
Tractivity
Moss Adams LLP.
gobloomhealth
arvato_4c
hms 2013
Imgres
Primary
One Community
Chimienti blue and gold
AEGIS HEALTH GROUP
FIX : Fitness Interactive Experience
SolutranHealthy Savings

2013 Silver Sponsors

vielife
BenefitsCONNECT
BSDI
Retrofit
HRAnswerLink
MetLife
Humana Pharmacy Solutions
HCCLife
Chestnut Global Partners
Castlight
the movement
MMI Group
Superior Vision’s
FITpas
alliant
legalshield
Quality Health Management
Workplace Vitamins
HCC_LIFE
PC_main
HearPO
ApothegmSoftwareLogo
WellRight
1to1 Card
GCC2013
ECT
P&A Groups
labcorps
Benefitfocus.com, Inc

2013 Exhibit Booth Sponsors

ProCare Rx
Legal Access
In House Physicians
Home Instead Senior Care
Hubbub Health
CareATC, Inc.
Consolidated Credit
Extend Health
Passport Health
synergy_logo
Assurity life insurance
drIDme
EENavigator
NAWHC’s
Midwest Business Group on Health
mbaa
Singulex
Boston Heart Diagnostics
OneHealth solutions
TAVi Health
Rough Notes
pinnaclecare
MSH International
GoHealth
Aetna Exhibitor
Walker Tracker
APL-LOGO_CMYK_No-Tag
ASI Corporate
Ingram Medical
Infogroup Targeting Solutions
Vivo health
Provant

2013 Media Sponsors

Corporate Health & Wellness Association CHWA
Global Benefits Association GBA
Self Funding Employers Association SFEA
Voluntary Benefits Association VBA
Healthcare Reform Center & Policy Institute
mbgh 2013

2013 

Aetna
Pinnacle Perks
Nuskin
Continuance Health Solutions
Hill Ward Henderson
HDL_logo_longtag
Tractivity-2013
GCC
Benefitfocus.com, Inc

2013 

nurtur health

2013 

2morrow Mobile
Retrofit Logo
TAVi_Logo_Color
Wellthsmart
fitkit

2013 

metronaps