bright arrow punching through concrete Brokers report that the strength of providers’ network and competitive employer stop-loss rates are the top factors for providers to successfully enter the self-funded market. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Health-care providers have a substantial opportunity in 2021 and beyond to attract members to their networks through self-funded products.

The U.S. Group Reinsurance Healthcare Turnkey business line at Reinsurance Group of America recently surveyed brokers about the future of self-funding. According to the survey, nine out of 10 brokers have provider clients asking about self-funded products, and nearly 80% have provider clients interested in offering self-funded products. Over the next four to six months, one-quarter of provider clients are looking to pursue self-funded products.

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