STAR Captive

STAR Captive Solutions Initiative

Delivering Stability, Transparency, Accountability, Results to Healthcare Benefits

Association health plans (AHPs) were approved for the market with support in June 2018. While an innovative approach to combat rising employer healthcare prices, it has been met with opposition, lacks clarity, and has many carriers and states taking a wait-and-see approach. As a result, the National Alliance developed this initiative to bring together coalitions to work on this effort together. Members continue to monitor AHPs as a viable option for coalition member programming and explore other options for small- to mid-size employers.

Key educational areas of focus include employee benefit captive programs. This allows small-to mid-size employers to self-fund their healthcare programs, yet leverage the stability of being a part of a larger group and a healthier pool as the result of wellness and risk management programs built into the benefits. Additionally, employers benefit from having access to claims data to better manage and make strategic decisions to better manage the cost of healthcare.

Our Path Forward

Launching in late 2019, the STAR Captive Solutions program is an exciting option that any coalition can participate in to foster membership growth and, where available, bring value to group purchasing and educational programs.

Featured Coalition in Action

KBGH-Logo.pngThe Kansas Business Group on Health has recently begun offering the STAR Captive insurance option to members. The Captive is great for small to medium-sized employers who are currently fully insured and would like to become self-insured, but are concerned about the financial risk involved. The Captive allows like-minded employers to band together to share the risk of being self-insured, while still providing all the benefits.  Learn more.





Our Collective Value Agenda:

Uniting and raising our voices together

  • Unite like-minded business owners to spread the risk of insurance and reap the rewards of participating in a healthier pool
  • Enable “ownership” of employee benefit programs
  • Focus on organizations with 50-300 enrolled employees
  • Ensure greater health care cost control and stability
  • Strengthen and support member commitment to employee health and wellbeing
“STAR Captive Solutions is a self-insured health fund with individual employers contracts that give members the ability to control their claim costs, learn and apply best practice strategies, and take advantage of a healthier pool of people.”

Bob McCollins, Managing Director, Employers Advanced Cooperative on Healthcare and STAR Captive Solutions Initiative Leader