Bill Thompson offers perspective on what the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) means for healthcare and employee benefit captives in this new article written for Captive.com. Here is an excerpt:
The SCOTUS ruling by itself has little direct effect on the administration of healthcare captives and employee benefits captives. They should continue on the course they have been taking. The change towards the integration/consolidation of healthcare delivery systems that is due to PPACA could impact the future professional liability exposure of healthcare captives. The biggest force that may affect employee benefit captives is the potential for increases in the minimum stop-loss attachment point that is allowed; such a change will greatly reduce the growth in captive arrangements that pool the risks of multiple smaller employers that have self-insured stop-loss coverage.
The full article is available here.