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COVID-19: Social Distancing and Paid Sick Leave

On April 14, 2020
Do you have questions on the paid sick leave provisions in The Families First Coronavirus Response Act? Follow these Department of Labor guidelines.

Empowering Plans: P82 – COVID-19: Studies on Treatment Costs & Industry Impact

On April 13, 2020
Join Attorneys Brady Bizarro and Jennifer McCormick as they discuss some of the latest studies on the potential cost of COVID-19 treatment for self-funded plans, the projected impact on employer-sponsored insurance, and how they think this pandemic could change the industry.

COVID-19… And What it Means to Work From Home with Small Children

On April 13, 2020
For countless families around the world, confinement to their homes has been an adjustment. What can employers & health plans do to help? Learn more.

COVID-19 Testing & Cost-Containment

On April 1, 2020
The CARES Act gives power to health care providers to set the rates health plans must pay for COVID-19 testing. Learn how plans should respond.

Empowering Plans: P81 – COVID-19: Provider & State Impact

On March 31, 2020
In this public health emergency, the federal government is not the only entity taking significant action. Join attorneys Brady Bizarro and Kelly Dempsey as they dive into the unique responses we have seen from individual states and providers while evaluating their impact on the self-funded industry.

COVID-19: The CARES Act & Workplace Safety FAQs

On March 31, 2020
In the fight against COVID-19, events are unfolding at a breakneck pace. Congress just passed the largest recovery bill in American history. Employers are facing serious questions about their obligations and liability during this crisis. Join The Phia Group for this special edition webinar as we discuss the impact of this historic federal legislation on our industry and answer your questions about workplace safety.

Special Edition - The Phia Group and COVID-19 FAQs Answered

On March 23, 2020
From inquiries about how to comply with regulations to revising plan documents, The Phia Group has received many questions from brokers, employers, TPAs, and stop-loss carriers about COVID-19.

Waiving Copays and Deductibles for Testing Isn’t Enough – The Impact of COVID-19 on the Patient’s Pocket

On March 20, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act removes financial barriers to testing, but may not address costs that patients ultimately bear. Read more.

The Stacks – 2nd Quarter 2020

On March 19, 2020
This is “The Stacks” from The Phia Group’s 2nd Quarter 2020 Newsletter.

Empowering Plans: P80 – COVID-19: Latest Updates & Legislation

On March 19, 2020
In this episode of Empowering Plans, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro discuss the latest developments related to COVID-19, the impact on the self-funded industry, and review the contours of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which guarantees free coronavirus testing for all Americans as well as an expansion of paid sick days for a subset of workers.

How Flexible Can Your Plan Be?

On March 17, 2020
Employer health insurance plans are permitted to be more generous than regulation requires. Learn some of the options available for modifying plans.

The Difference – Healthcare vs. Insurance; Never Clearer

On March 16, 2020
Health insurance isn't healthcare; it’s one way we pay for healthcare. Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has made this distinction even clearer.

“Incur”-aging a Review of the Term “Incurred”

On March 12, 2020
The word 'incurred' can mean two different things. Learn why knowing your definitions could be the difference between claim reimbursement and denial.

Empowering Plans: P79 - COVID-19 Preparedness: What Self-Funded Plans Should Be Doing Right Now

On March 11, 2020
In this special edition of Empowering Plans, Brady Bizarro and Jennifer McCormick discuss the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Join them for their insight into how you should be preparing, what concerns you should have about your benefits documents, and how to navigate applicable law.

The Top 10 of 2020: Cost Containment Measures to Implement Right Now

On March 10, 2020
Self-funding can be great if you know how to use it – but it can also be disastrous if done wrong. Health plans trust their TPAs and brokers to make the right decisions for them, and cost-containment is always the right decision. From choosing a stop-loss carrier all the way to handling appeals, the self-funding market is full of options and customizations, and some are (much) better than others. Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they discuss the cost-containment measures they encounter most frequently, and tell some success stories, some horror stories, and how you can make the best decisions for your clients’ bank accounts.