The Self Funding Employer Association Advisory Board Announced

West Palm Beach, FL, May 06, 2010 --( The Self Funding Employer Association (SFEA) Advisory Board has been announced which draws upon the expertise of employers who are leaders in the self funding and self insurance industry.

The Self Funding Employer Association is the first non-profit employer based self insurance association organization which is made up of top US and international employers from both the private and public sectors focused on self funded healthcare and workers compensation.

The goal of the Self Funding Employer Association will be to create a coalition of self funded and self insured employers both in the US and overseas and to foster an atmosphere of education, collaboration and engagement with self funded and self insured programs.

Current Advisory Board Members of the Self Funding Employers Association are:

Colleen DePadua, Group Insurance Manager, Black & Decker.
Maury Gillock, Director of Compensation and Benefits, 99¢ Only Stores.
Robin Shaw, Manager, Self Insurers of South Australia Inc.
Bob Trujillo, Former Senior Global Benefits Compliance Manager, Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
Avi Smith, Benefits Manager, B&H Photo
Jim Carnicella, Human Resources/Risk Management Director, City of Ocoee.
Jacqueline Madrigal, Benefits Manager, American Apparel.
Dean Stone, Manager Workers Compensation and Governance, National Australian Bank Ltd.
Mendy Oppenheim, Director of Compensation & Benefits, B&H Photo.
Jonathan Edelheit, Editor, Self Funding Magazine

“This Self Insurance Association will bring together self funded employers both in the US and overseas and provide a home and the first place for self funded employers to collaborate and network amongst their colleagues. This self insurance association expects to have hundreds of self insured employers as members in it’s first year,” said Jonathan Edelheit, Editor of the Self Funding Magazine.

The Self Funding Employer Association’s official magazine is the Self Funding Magazine, which is dedicated to employers who self insure their health insurance or workers compensation programs .

The Self Funding Employer Association’s Mission is:

To raise the awareness of the important benefits of self funding for employers, both private and public.
To create transparency in Prescription Drug Management Fees (PBM Fees)
To create transparency in all aspect of administrative fees.
To provide one source of unbiased information regarding legal issues and other national and international issues that would affect self funded employers.
To provide a reliable source of information, statistics and research data on Self Funding Healthcare and Workers Compensation for employers.
To perform research and surveys in the area of self funded plans.
For Group Purchasing which could reduce administrative and other costs for employer groups.
To create a central point of “private” discussion for employers who have a self funded plan and for those employers who are interested in implementing a self funded plan.

The Self Funding Employer Association will hold its first official annual conference dedicated solely to self funding healthcare and workers compensation with a large focus on attendees from mid size to large employers, associations and affinity groups, large consulting firms and health insurance agents, third party administrators and the leading self funding companies. The SFEA annual conference will take place September 20-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles, California and will feature up to 1,000 high level executives and up to 100 sponsors. .

For more information on the Self Funding Employer Association please contact us through email at

Media Contact:
Sarah Brady
Self Funding Employer Association
Telephone: 561.204.3676
Fax: 561.792.4428
1128 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Self Funding Employer Association
Sarah Brady