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Health Plan Changes After a Merger

On January 9, 2020
One thing that should always be addressed is the impact that the transaction will have on the benefit plans of the buyer and the seller. Learn more.

Embracing the Pain, Avoiding the Suffering

On January 6, 2020
The phrase "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional" fits perfectly when discussing the health benefits industry & healthcare as a whole. Read how.

Empowering Plans: P75 – Free Health Benefits at Phia

On January 3, 2020
We finally did it! Join Adam Russo and Ron Peck as they discuss the different tactics used to offer Phia's employees FREE health benefits! This is not a podcast that you can afford to miss.

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Trouble with Cross-Patient Offsetting

On December 30, 2019
The right to offset future benefits is common, and there is nothing inherently unenforceable about offsetting benefits due to a patient. Learn more.

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

On December 19, 2019
The Phia Group recently announced the Offering of Free Health Benefits to Employees and Their Families. Learn all the details today!

Empowering Plans: P74 – Medicare Podcast for All!

On December 19, 2019
This is it! This is it! Ron and Brady pick apart Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare-for-All proposal, and the concept as a whole; the good, the bad, and the really bad. You can’t afford to ignore this one.

Prescription Drug Pricing – On a Back Burner, but Still on the Stove

On December 18, 2019
The major sticking point in the USMCA negotiations appears to be the debate around the trade deal’s prescription drug provisions. Learn more.

A Perfect Vision for 2020

On December 17, 2019
Looking back at the year that was, 2019 gives us perspective and allows us to view 2020 with both optimism and concern. Open your eyes (and ears) and join the team as they review the issues, topics, and innovations of 2019 that they believe will impact 2020, as well as the strategies you need to implement now to conquer the coming year.

Empowering Plans: P73 – Preparing Your Plan Document for 2020

On December 11, 2019
The Phia Group’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Ron E. Peck, and Senior Vice President of Consulting, Jen McCormick, sit down to discuss the top-rated topic chosen by Phia’s webinar listeners. Our webinar listeners spoke (hypothetically) and we listened! Make sure you tune in to find out what Ron and Jen have to say about plan documents and learn the do’s and don’ts when it comes to reviewing and updating your plan document in 2020!

WORLD AIDS DAY 2019: Three Decades of Progress in Treatment and Healthcare

On December 11, 2019
December 1st is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for the world to unite in efforts to stop HIV, support those affected and have lost their lives by HIV.

Washington’s “Surprise” Billing Law Goes Into Effect – January 2020

On December 9, 2019
The law patient out of the equation entirely by and leaves the provider and payer to sort out the issue of any remaining balances. Read more.

The More You Know, the More You Save: How Transparency in Health Care Can Help Empower Patients and Plans

On December 5, 2019
The goal of the executive order and the resulting proposed rules is to make the cost of healthcare transparent for patients. Learn more about changes.

New Transparency Rules Released, But Will They Last?

On December 2, 2019
The Trump administration released two rulings: A final rule on hospital price transparency & a proposed rule on transparency in coverage. Learn More.

RBP: Why Litigate?

On November 22, 2019
Litigation is becoming a popular way of enforcing Reference-based pricing when a provider makes unreasonable demands and refuses to settle. Learn More.

Empowering Plans: P72 – The Young & The Restless

On November 21, 2019
Adam Russo and Brady Bizarro sit down with Craig Clemente, Chief Operations Officer at Specialty Care Management and outgoing Chairman of the SIIA Future Leaders Committee, to discuss the future of the committee and the many ways they intend on engaging the younger generation. Make sure you tune in to find out what SIIA has in store for 2020 and beyond.