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Self-funded employers will pay billions for high-cost coverage
Modern Healthcare

Self-funded employers will have to fork over billions of dollars to help fund an obscure healthcare reform law-created program that will partially reimburse commercial insurers writing policies for high-cost individuals.

The first-year assessment paid by very large employers—those with at least 100,000 employees—will run into millions of dollars, for which employers will receive no direct benefit.

“It is going to a big number, a lot bigger than some people may have thought,” said Anne Waidmann, a director in Washington for PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.