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Aegis Risk Medical Stop-Loss Premium Survey Results


This year's survey reflects the ongoing prominence of medical stop-loss and a continued commitment to employer-sponsored, self-funded health plans. The occurrence of truly catastrophic claimants - in excess of $1 million - is further verified with over 21% of respondents reporting such a claimant in the last two policy years. Stop-loss remains the primary focus of risk management, with interest in private exchanges or captive arrangements not exceeding 10% of respondents.


Introducing the CEBS Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirement 
CEBS has introduced a universal continuing professional education (CPE) requirement for all holders of the CEBS credential—past, present and future graduates of both the U.S. and Canadian CEBS programs.

What does this mean for you?
It means that the professional development activities you are already doing—for professional enrichment, to maintain a license or designation, or just to stay up-to-date—can be formally recognized for contributing to the professional currency that CEBS graduates are known for.

The intent of the CPE program is to reward and recognize those who continue their efforts to keep up-to-date with the diverse and constantly evolving employee benefits field, and to provide a standard for CEBS graduates to publicize their CPE-compliant status to the industry they serve. There is no expiration or revocation policy for the CEBS credential for noncompliance with CPE.

As a Society member, you have access to a variety of educational activities that you can apply towards your CPE requirements including:

• ISCEBS Symposium

• ISCEBS local chapter programs

• Annual Continuing Education course (U.S. or Canada) 

• Educational activities sponsored by the International Foundation

• CEBS courses (U.S. or Canada) beyond those completed to earn your designation.

Other activities you pursue for maintaining a related designation may also qualify.

Visit to learn more about the CPE requirement.  Familiarity with this information will help you be sure you're earning and reporting your credits correctly.  If you prefer, a printable/downloadable version of the CPE catalog is available, or you can request a copy in the mail.