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Re: [IP] insurance ??

> What exactly is a self funded insurance plan? 

A self funded insurance plan is one that where the $$ come directly 
from the employer or union. There is no insurance company involved and 
thus no insurance commissioner oversight --- and the laws that govern 
what an insurance company can and cannot do or what must be covered do 
not apply.

> Does the employee pay 100% of the  premiums? 

Depends completely on the plan and the same manner as insurance plans.

> Also...here is a question I've often wondered about, but
> fortunately haven't been effected by yet.  I telecommute to my job in 
> another state.  If I live in WA state, would the law effecting 
> coverage for diabetes from WA apply, or would the laws in the state 
> where the coverage is purchased apply?

It usually is the "place of business". Generally insurance provides for 
"out of state coverage". I suspect it would depend on what your 
employer negotiates with the insurance company. If it is really a self 
funded plan, then the state probably does not matter since insurance 
regulations generally won't apply anyway.

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