Self Insurance Conference

July 13, 2010 05:57 ET

Employer Self Funding and Self Insurance Conference Sets Large Trends for Self Funding Healthcare and Workers Compensation Industries

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - National Self Funding Employers and Insurance Leaders set large trends to forge ahead after healthcare reform during the National Self Funding Employer Healthcare and Workers Compensation Conference on September 20-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles.

The Self Insurance Healthcare and Workers Compensation industries are multibillion dollar industries with almost half of large employers becoming self funded. As the economic recession affects employers' ability to provide affordable health insurance and workers compensation benefits to their employees, there is a shift away from offering fully insured benefits and towards self insuring healthcare and workers compensation. Moreover, healthcare reform puts more obligations on fully insured health plans, this shift grows in order to maximize savings and reduce healthcare expenditures.

Colleen DePadua, Manager of Group Insurance for Black and Decker said, "The Self-Funding Conference 2010 will be a great opportunity for employers to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of self-funding. With national healthcare reform passed and affecting all plans regardless of funding, it is important for self-funded employers to understand those obligations. This conference will be an excellent forum for the exchange of information and ideas."

Bob Trujillo, Program Director Human Resources, American Bar Association said, "Self Funded Employers and Associations have had to quickly move their benefits strategies from determining what innovative design options are available to implementing innovated benefit designs as a result of our current financial climate. This conference is an excellent forum for those in the Self Funding Industry to share and develop ideas to enhance their approach toward benefit designs and administrative best practices."

The Self Funding Employer Healthcare and Workers Compensation Conference, http://www.selffundingconference.com and http://www.selfinsuranceconference.com is organized by the Self Funding Employer Association, http://www.selffundingassociation.com, and the Self Funding Employer Magazine, www.selffundingmagazine.com bringing together some of the most senior level employers and insurance industry professionals September 20-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles. This is the first Self Funded healthcare and workers compensation conference to focus on employer groups. 

Some of the employers and benefit managers speaking at the conference will be from American Apparel, Ruby Tuesday's, Lowe's Companies, Black and Decker, B&H Photo, Microsoft, WakeMed Hospitals, African Development Bank, National Australian Bank and many more. The conference is part of the employer healthcare congress, www.employerhealthcarecongress.com the largest employer conference in the country that has speakers this year such as Lowe's, Olympic Committee, NASA, State of North Carolina, Archer Daniels Midland, Jack in the Box, American Medical Association, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, City of Las Vegas, and more.

The conference has implemented a VIP buyers program that will cover the travel expenses of self funded employers who have programs in place or are interested in implementing self funding programs. 

John Springer, Senior Meeting Manager of the National Self Funding Employer Healthcare and Workers Compensation Conference stated, "This conference will bring together all the senior leaders in the self funded industry to share their knowledge and collaborate on what challenges and opportunities the industry faces. The quality and level of the attendees and speakers cannot be compared with any other self insured conference."

The conference is sponsored by the Self Funding Employer Association (SFEA), the only non profit employer focused trade association in the self insurance industry. http://www.selffundingassociation.com. The conference is the official conference of the Self Funding Magazine, http://www.selffundingmagazine.com the only online magazine and the leading magazine for the self funded healthcare and workers compensation industry. The Self Funding Magazine is a monthly online magazine read by almost fifteen thousand readers and growing.

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