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New Self Funded Certification Program Launched for Employers, HR & Insurance Professionals

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, August 17, 2012 --( The Self Funding Employer Association, a non-profit employer based association for self funded employers has launched the certification and designation, “Self Insurance Certified Specialist®.”

Self Insurance Certified Specialist® is a certification of expertise that includes eight hours of training courses which can be completed either online or in person at the 3rd Annual Self Funding Employer Healthcare & Workers’ Compensation Conference, October 24-26th, 2012 at the famous beachfront Westin Diplomat Spa & Resort in Fort Lauderdale/Miami Beach, Florida. .

Becoming a Self Insurance Certified Specialist® provides HR & Insurance professionals with a competitive edge in the industry by demonstrating to employers and colleagues that they:
· Have a higher level of understanding and knowledge of self funded plans
· Possess the knowledge and training to successfully implement and manage a self funded plan
· Understand the timeline of implementing different aspects of self funded plans
· Are up to date with current best practices and rules in regards to self funded plans
· Possess the qualifications and abilities for job promotion and career advancement

By requiring staff to become certified, companies are ensuring that they will remain up to date on best practices, policies, rules and regulations pertaining to self funded employee benefits plans and compliance. This, in turn, will allow your company to establish and maintain a competitive edge in the industry.

For more information on Self Insurance Certified Specialist®, please visit our website ( or contact us at or 561-790-1176.

The Self Funding Employer Association is also known as the Self Insurance Association and is the first national employer based non-profit trade association focused on self funded programs and workers compensation. Our goal is to create a coalition of self funded and self insured employers.

With a focus on transparency in pricing for self funded plans including administrative fees, prescription drug fees (PBM fees), and the implementation and enrollment of Self Funded plans in the workplace.
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Self Funding Employer Association
Daniel Pyne

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