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Beware The “Lesser Of”

On April 23, 2019
Learn more about avoiding problems with the plan document obligating the Plan Administrator to pay less than the amount required by a separate contract.

Evolving Healthcare Issues and Events You Need to Know

On April 22, 2019
The healthcare space is rapidly evolving – and self-funding is no exception. Legislators, regulators, and courts are constantly providing new guidance – some good, some not. For this month’s webinar, we’re going to present some current events; we’ll discuss how they can help or hurt self-funded players, and what you can do to take advantage of them (or avoid the pitfalls created).

The Phia Group's 2nd Quarter 2019 Newsletter

On April 22, 2019
The Phia Group is off to a great start in the second quarter of 2019! Check out our newsletter to get acquainted with some of the latest happenings in our neck of the woods.

The Stacks - 2nd Quarter 2019

On April 19, 2019
This is “The Stacks” from the Phia Group’s 2nd Quarter 2019 Newsletter

Faces of Phia: Episode 11 - Reminiscing with Andrew

On April 17, 2019
In the latest episode of Faces of Phia, Adam and Ron reminisce on Andrew Silverio's Undergraduate adventure. Tune in for an episode filled with trips down memory lane, international drug importation, and predictions about the future of prescription drugs!

Empowering Plans: P69 – A Healthcare Free-for-All

On April 12, 2019
Join Adam, Ron, and Brady for a healthcare free for all where they tackle the most pressing issues facing our industry, including surprise emergency room bills, drug pricing, medical necessity, and employee incentive programs.

Suicidality On the Rise Amongst Missouri’s Child Medicaid Population

On April 10, 2019
A recently released study highlighted some alarming numbers relating to the rates of suicidal thoughts and actions among children. Click to read more.

New DOL Opinion Letter: Employers May Not Delay FMLA Leave Designations

On April 8, 2019
The Department of Labor recently stated that an employer may not delay designating a leave of absence, as a leave under FMLA. Learn what this means for you.

Faces of Phia: Episode 10 - Tales From The Lost Filing Room

On April 5, 2019
In the latest episode of Faces of Phia, Adam and Ron dig up tales from the days of old with future industry leader and veteran employee, Amanda Grogan. Tune in for an episode filled with trips down memory lane, tests of knowledge, and a Rumspringa?

Be Transparent – Tell Me What You Really Want!

On April 3, 2019
Diving deeper into the transparency of healthcare costs, what do you really want? The best or the most expensive?

The Final AHP Rules Take a Hard Hit

On April 1, 2019
A federal court has ordered certain provisions of President Trump’s Association Health Plan (“AHP”) Final Rule to be vacated. Learn what that means for you.

Empowering Plans: P68 – Breaking News - Federal Judge Blocks Expansion of AHPs

On March 29, 2019
Last night, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ruled that the Department of Labor’s new rules that expanded the sale of association health plans (“AHPs”) violate existing law. Those rules applied to fully-insured AHPs in September 2018, to existing self-funded AHPs in January 2019, and would have permitted new self-funded AHPs on April 1, 2019. If this ruling stands, it will have a significant impact on the self-funded industry. The Phia Group will have extensive analysis of this decision in the coming days. For now, join Adam and Brady as they unpack this 43-page order and discuss what it all means for employers, TPAs, brokers, and the broader industry.

Empowering Plans: P67 – Employee Takeover: Self-Funded Health Plans from the Member's POV

On March 26, 2019
Listen in as The Phia Group’s Marketing & Accounts Manager, Matthew Painten, and Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Philip Qualo, dissect Phia’s very own Self-funded health plan. These guys aren’t holding back and you don’t want to miss out on this podcast!

ERISA Violations Due to Restrictive Claim Guidelines

On March 25, 2019
A recent case development has added another layer to compliance when it comes to covering mental health benefits. Click to read more.

FDA Chief Resigns – Why It’s A Loss for Self-Funding

On March 20, 2019
Scott Gottlieb was recently relieved of his duties as the commissioner of the FDA. Learn more about what his departure means for the healthcare system