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The Dobbs Case – What Group Health Plans and Employers Need to Know | The Phia Group

On July 1, 2022
On June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down one of its most controversial and impactful decisions in half a century by overturning Roe v. Wade. This decision has sweeping implications for group health plans. In this special edition of the Empowering Plans podcast, The Phia Group’s Chief Legal Officer, Ron Peck, is joined by attorneys Jen McCormick and Brady Bizarro to unpack the Court’s opinion, what’s likely to happen next, and most importantly, how health plans should respond to this historic ruling.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Dialysis Carve-outs | The Phia Group

On June 24, 2022
In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, attorneys Brady Bizarro and Andrew Silverio, break down the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Marietta case on dialysis carveouts. What does the ruling mean for self-funded plans that wish to carve out dialysis claims? Our experts dig deep into the legal analysis and explain how plans can stay within the parameters of this decision. Finally, they address important points raised by the dissent and consider the broader impact on the industry.

The Book of Russo: Chapter 1

On June 17, 2022
In the first episode of The Book of Russo, tune in to find out what The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam Russo, has to say about the new podcast series, healthcare transparency, and so much more.

Are You Ready for Transparency in Coverage Compliance?

On June 16, 2022
It’s Almost July 1st – Are You Ready for Transparency in Coverage Compliance?

Breaking Down Breaks in Service | The Phia Group

On June 8, 2022
In this episode of Empowering Plans, join Kelly Dempsey and Kevin Brady as they discuss the important considerations surrounding rehired employees and breaks in service. This dynamic duo covers a number of items including the 13/26 week rule, the rule parity, and the need to add plan provisions which account for these situations.

A Love Letter to Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Everywhere

On June 7, 2022
You know, in the modern information and technological age it is rather easy to forget that we are not in Kansas, anymore, i.e. the 1990s; anything you say or do on the internet can be accessed by the masses, can and will be used against you, and it will never go away. On the same token, it is important to understand the intended audience and perspective of the speaker and even perhaps get to know the person before you judge them based on what I, personally, would consider a (negligent, at worst) throw away phrase.

The Baby Formula Shortage and Preventive Care

On May 31, 2022
The baby formula shortage in the United States has been worsening for months. Our country’s supply was already squeezed by a perfect storm of pandemic-related supply chain issues and inflation costs. Then, with the detection of dangerous bacteria leading to the sickening and death of several infants, Abbott Nutrition shut down its Michigan plant in February – a plant that formerly supplied nearly one-fifth of all the baby formula in the country.

The Benefits of Direct Primary Care | The Phia Group

On May 27, 2022
In this episode of The Phia Group’s Empowering Plans podcast, attorneys Nick Bonds and Corey Crigger, discuss Direct Primary Care (DPC). This was a hot topic at a recent conference Nick attended and a subject near and dear to Corey. Join them as they discuss the benefits and practical issues to consider when looking to this tremendous option for augmenting your employee benefits plan.

Fiduciary Liability & The No Surprises Act | The Phia Group

On May 24, 2022
View our full webinar with a candid roundtable discussion on what the Fiduciary Liability and No Surprises Act is and how they continue to evolve.

Changing Laws & Changing Relationships | The Phia Group

On May 13, 2022
Here you can find our podcast explaining the emerging/changing laws & trends as well as changing relationships in our Empowering Plans: P133

Limits of Arbitration Provisions on Participant ERISA Claims

On May 9, 2022
A recent sixth circuit decision shows limits of arbitration provisions on participant ERISA claims. Read our blog to find out the latest actions taken.

Medical Tourism Increases from Abortion Law | The Phia Group

On May 3, 2022
Trying to find out why medical tourism has increased? Read our blog to learn about medical tourism and the reason why it may be increasing.

The Phia Group's 2nd Quarter 2022 Newsletter

On April 27, 2022
The Phia Group is off to a great start in the second quarter of 2022! Check out our newsletter to get acquainted with some of the latest happenings in our neck of the woods.

State Law Development: Abortion Restriction | The Phia Group

On April 27, 2022
Looking for more information on abortion restrictions? You can read about different case studies involving the supreme court and their precedence.

The Stacks – 2nd Quarter 2022 Newsletter | The Phia Group

On April 26, 2022
Looking at how to make mental health parity a priority for your plan? Get some insights on how to do that here in our 2nd quarter Stack newsletter