Print Risks of Self-Insurance Article 4, Section 50 (3a) and part 317 of Title 12 NYCRR of the Workers’ Compensation Law permits group self-insurance plans, otherwise known as self-insured trusts, self-insured consortiums, association trusts, or group employer plans. Employers considering self-insurance plans should read these sections of the law carefully. Employers who qualify to self-insure must follow the express requirements of the law and meet requisite financial standards. Potential drawbacks of group self-insruance include joint and several liability, financial disclosure, security deposits, loss of experience modification, possible assessments, no stop-loss coverage, and extrication costs. Self-Insurance FAQ’s How is a self-insured group typically formed? Are self-insured trusts guaranteed? What are the implications of group self-insurance plans? How does one get out of the plan? How do self-insured groups establish premium for their members? What are other concerns for a business considering self-insurance?