Peninsula Chapter of SHRM serving HR and business professionals on the peninsula. January chapter meeting guest speaker is Curtis Lawyer from Medcost presenting on Best Practices for Self-Funded Health Plans. With the rising costs of health care, employers are looking for effective ways to manage the cost of benefit plans for their employees—searching for the balance of quality medical care and managing the costs to the company and to the individual. With a self-funded health plan, employers assume the fiduciary responsibility associated with healthcare costs in exchange for financial benefits and more choice in what their health plan actually offers. The insights in this presentation are intended to support employers in achieving the best possible performance from their health plan, especially when self-funding.