American Association of Payers, Administrators & Networks This is the third and final installment of a three-part series examining the self-funded insurance market. Part one took a look at the benefits of self-funding, the significant role the self-funded market plays in the healthcare arena, and current statistics, including the substantial increase in self-funding since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Part two outlined the important role the TPA provides in administrating self-funded plans. Part three outlines the business practices of the stop-loss carrier in providing coverage for self-funded plans. The white paper in its’ entirety is attached or you may access it here .