Health plan participation in the employer stop-loss market

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By David Sipprell, Robert D. Bachler | 31 May 2019
Over the past decade, submitted financial filings suggest the employer stop-loss (ESL) market has nearly tripled, growing from roughly $7 billion in premium in 2008 to over $21 billion in 2018. While there can be hurdles for a health plan to overcome when trying to enter the ESL market or grow an existing stop-loss block, the market can provide meaningful opportunities.