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What is an insurance ASO?
February 05, 2008 6:41PM
ASO is an insurance acronym for "Administrative Services Only." It refers to an arrangement where an employer engages an insurance company to handle the administrative tasks (e.g. billing, claims handling, claims payment, qualification, etc.) for their employees. In these types of arrangements, the employer actually acts in a self-insured role which means that they are financially responsible for any claim payments to their employees. Many large corporations choose this type of insurance arrangement in order to obtain lower pricing from the insurance companies due to the fact that the insurance companies carry no risk obligation. The employees are still serviced by an insurance company, and often have no idea their employer is actually paying the claims behind the scene.