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Projecting the ACA’s Impact on Self-Insurance in the Small Group Market Webcast

April 4, 2017


External Forces & Industry Knowledge Strategic Insight and Integration


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Noon-1:15 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

Registration is now closed. The SOA Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Please call +1-888-697-3900.

Who Should Participate

Health and small business actuaries


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes adjusted community rating in the small group market. Employers can avoid by self-insuring and raising concerns about adverse selection. Presenters will discuss the results from a study evaluating the impact of community rating regulations on employer self-insurance across industries with varied health risk, using cross-state variation in pre-ACA small group market rating regulations and data from a nationally representative survey of employer health benefits. It was found that lower risk employers subject to laws limiting allowable premium rating variation had a predicted probability of self-insurance that is about 18 percentage points higher than otherwise similar higher risk employers, suggesting that these selection concerns are warranted. This webcast will discuss the implications of these findings for projecting the ACA's potential impact on the composition of health risk in the small group market, as well as how various other policies, including changes to the ACA, might impact the market.

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On April 3, 2017, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent. You will follow along with both the slide presentation and the audio portion of the broadcast over the Internet.

The registration fee includes:

  • One access code to the live webcast;
  • One Internet connection;
  • One phone connection (to be used only if experiencing sound issues or if in a conference room with a group)
  • One set of presentation materials; and
  • Access to the subsequent webcast recording.

Please note that each access code may only be used for one location , even if you register for more than one participant.

Post-Webcast Purchase Opportunity

For those who are interested in SOA webcasts but are unable to participate in the live event, access to an archived recording of the webcast will be available for purchase approximately 10 business days following the event by using the following link .