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Will More Small Firms Self-Fund Their Healthcare Plans?
The Brookings Institution Link to more items from this source
Dec. 9, 2014
"The [ACA] was intended to increase access to quality and reliable healthcare, partly through the employer mandate. However, the ACA may inadvertently push small firms toward riskier activities by financing their own healthcare plans.... In theory, small firms could be steered away from self funded plans by SHOP exchanges with attractive group policies. In practice, the deck is stacked against SHOPs. At the very least, the current tax credits available to very small employers for using SHOPs should be made permanent."

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