The Self-Insurance Institute of America hopes a new presidential administration will help it get the third version of a stop-loss defense measure signed into law.

The Simpsonville, South Carolina-based group is seeking congressional support for the Self-Insurance Protection Act bill, a measure that would exclude stop-loss insurance from the federal definition of health insurance.

The SIPA bill could help employers with small self-insured plans get stop-loss insurance from entities other than major medical insurance providers, by blocking state efforts to apply major medical insurance rules to small stop-loss arrangements.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.