man drawing big unhappy face on glass With some understanding and guidance, you can provide a level-funded and reference-based pricing solution to help resolve clients’ common pain points. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Small and mid-size employers have some distinct pain points when it comes to offering health benefit coverage to their employees. Rates, benefits, network access and transparency top the list. But, solving these problems can be simpler than you think.

You can use a unique approach that helps simultaneously solve many of their pain points by the employer sponsoring a self-funded health benefit plan and utilizing level funding administration and reference-based pricing of claims.

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