A question many business owners asks is: Compared to traditional group benefits insurance, is a Budgeted Administrative Services Only Plan (ASO Plan) the most effective method to fund my group benefits?
To answer this question, we must understand the two components to every benefits plan:
Insurance will protect against catastrophic, sudden and unexpected low frequency/high cost events, such as Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Out of Country Emergency, and Critical Illness.
2. Administration Services
Administrative Services will expertly handle the day-to-day high frequency/low cost transactions, which include Health and Dental Care benefits. These benefits will operate on a reimbursement principle rather than requiring traditional risk insurance.
Important Key Points Include:
- Both Traditional and Budgeted ASO plans use insurance to protect against risk.
- The Health and Dental component is based on the principle of ‘Money-in, Money-Out’.
- With Budgeted ASO, you pay a fixed amount every month based on your previous claims history.
- Business owners need to fully understand their benefits costs as they arise.
Read the full details on ASO Plans
The chart below will explain the differences in greater detail.
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