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The Phia Group Announces the Continued Offering of Free Health Benefits to Employees and Their Families in 2021

On November 12, 2020
Learn how the Phia Group is continuing their offering of free health benefits to employees and their families in 2021. Read how they shocked the industry.

Empowering Plans: P95 - 2020 Election Results (So Far) – Our Takeaways

On November 9, 2020
In this episode of Empowering Plans, Ron and Brady are joined by Attorney Nick Bonds to discuss the 2020 election results. For now, it looks like we will have a new president in 2021. What will that mean for the healthcare industry? If the Senate stays in Republican control, is a public option likely? Will Obamacare be replaced? What will happen to popular issues such as prescription drug reform and surprise billing bans? We are covering all of the angles and breaking down all of the possibilities.

Discretion vs. Actual Decisions

On November 2, 2020
How can discretionary authority play a part in a plan document? Click to find out what discretionary authority is with examples and the impact it can have.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Personal Perspective

On October 29, 2020
October marks the observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Read on to get a personal perspective on the importance of the month.

ACB – The New Supreme

On October 27, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett being appointed as Justice Barrett will go down as one of the fastest appointments in recent history. Learn more about the nominee.

Empowering Plans: P94 - The Final Debate & Election Predictions

On October 26, 2020
In this episode of Empowering Plans, Brady is joined by Attorney Nick Bonds. They break down the final presidential debate of the campaign season, focusing in on the candidates’ healthcare plans. They discuss “Bidencare” as well as what would actually happen if the Affordable Care Act is finally found unconstitutional. To cap things off, they offer election predictions – which states will decide the election? Will Democrats take over the Senate? This is one October surprise you don’t want to miss!

The Phia Group's 4th Quarter 2020 Newsletter

On October 21, 2020
The Phia Group is off to a great start in the fourth quarter of 2020! Check out our newsletter to get acquainted with some of the latest happenings in our neck of the woods.

The Stacks - 4th Quarter 2020

On October 21, 2020
This is "The Stacks" from The Phia Group's 4th Quarter 2020 Newsletter

Updating the Employee Handbook in Unprecedented Times

On October 21, 2020
Employers may want to consider reviewing and updating their employee handbooks in these challenging times. Read about 2 important tips to keep in mind!

New Opportunities to Save, Create Revenue & Avoid Scary Practices

On October 19, 2020
Join The Phia Team as they share some of the industry’s scariest blunders and gruesome practices. Turn down the lights and prepare to be horrified; but fear not... with this trick there are also treats. Not only will attendees learn from others' mistakes, but we will also pull from our bag of goodies new sources of revenue and savings for plans and administrators alike. If you miss this one, it will haunt you for the rest of your life.

Empowering Plans: P93 - Behind the Scenes – Town Halls, Nominees & Medicare-for-All

On October 19, 2020
In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro take you behind the scenes, avoiding the bright lights of presidential town halls and Supreme Court confirmation hearings. What is really going on? Is Medicare-for-All still a threat? Where is the Trump administration’s healthcare plan? How will a potential Justice Amy Cony Barrett rule on the Affordable Care Act case? Tune in to find out!

Empowering Plans: P92 - Healthcare on Stage & COVID-19 in the White House

On October 13, 2020
In this episode, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro guide you through a chaotic week for healthcare news. What did we learn (if anything) from the first presidential debate? With COVID-19 infecting the President and much of the West Wing, what can we learn from the President’s experimental treatment? Would self-funded plans cover this treatment? What impact could all of this have on the Affordable Care Act lawsuit? Join us to find out!

Offer More for More!

On October 8, 2020
If and when private health benefits cannot compete with a public option on price, they will need to re-invent the industry. Learn how.

COVID-19 Impact on Self-Funded Health Plans

On September 29, 2020
A self-funded health plan protects many people over a long period, making it essential for employers to assess the financial effects of COVID. Learn more.

Empowering Plans: P91 - The Pandemic & The Employer Mandate

On September 24, 2020
In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Brady Bizarro is joined by Kelly Dempsey to discuss a particularly damaging impact of the pandemic that does not get much media attention: with many businesses forced to operate at reduced capacity, they still have to comply with the ACA's employer mandate. That can be very burdensome given falling revenues. What can be done by the regulators and by Congress? Find out in our latest podcast.