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OSHA Publishes Guidance on Post-Accident Drug Testing

On November 14, 2018
OSHA recently released an official memorandum regarding their stance on drug testing. We break it down in more depth and tell you what you need to now!

What to Expect in 2019 - Part 1

On November 13, 2018
The future is here! As we’re about to enter 2019, the undercurrents of the self-funded industry are as exciting as they are dynamic, and changes are happening at an unbelievable pace. Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they present Part 1 of this two-part series on What to Expect in 2019, which will highlight current industry happenings and our predictions to help you look forward to the coming year. Miss this one, and you’ll be left behind.

Healthcare on the Ballot, and a Free Side of Fries

On November 5, 2018
Phia Group takes a step back and takes a deeper look of healthcare and political promises. Learn how these pledges affect your insurance expense.

Empowering Plans: P58 - Special Edition: Talking Politics, Elections, and Healthcare

On November 1, 2018
Like it or not, healthcare is on the ballot – nationally, statewide, and locally. The questions asked and people we elect will have an impact on how we receive and pay for healthcare – and for those of us in the benefits industry – failing to identify the trends, issues, and opportunities is tantamount to waving the white flag. Stay in the know and get ready to go; don’t miss this episode of Empowering Plans.

The Proposed HRA Rules v. the Current Regulatory Landscape

On October 31, 2018
In October of 2018 the government issued proposed regulations on health reimbursement arrangements. It's not too late! Learn how this may affect you.

SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

On October 29, 2018
It is no secret that this country has an opioid epidemic that has a rising death toll and price tag attached to it. Click here to learn more.

Faces of Phia: Episode 1 – A Chat With Matt

On October 24, 2018
In this episode we sit down with The Phia Group’s Marketing & Accounts Manager, Matthew Painten. Matt tells about how his time with the organization has changed him, and educated him regarding healthcare and what everyone can do to reduce their expense. Matt will give us insight into his transformation as well as how he accomplishes his work for the betterment of all.

Empowering Plans: P57 - AHPs: Will They Live Up to the Hype?

On October 22, 2018
Have you heard? In 2019 it will be easier than ever to form a self-funded “Association Health Plan” (AHPs) … So what? In the words of Jurassic Park’s Dr. Ian Malcolm (a/k/a Jeff Goldblum), we have been so preoccupied with whether or not we could, we didn’t stop to think if we should. This podcast discusses the pros and cons, as well as benefits and hurdles the final rules have created for these new AHPs. From compliance with State MEWA laws to obeying federal laws such as ERISA’s consumer protections (including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act [MHPAEA]), we dissect why we must slow our run towards AHPs to a measured walk.

Specialty Drugs: Trends and Issues Affecting Self-Funded Plans

On October 18, 2018
No matter what corner of the industry you’re in, you know that health plans have had a constant need to contain costs as a result of skyrocketing medical bills. The rising cost of Rx drugs has certainly been an issue as well – and specialty drugs are a hot-button issue as health plans struggle to find ways to manage them.

HHS Proposes Drug Transparency Rules for TV Advertisements

On October 17, 2018
Drug transparency rules have been proposed for TV advertisements. Find out more about these potential industry-changing regulations, today!

The Phia Group's 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter

On October 15, 2018
The Phia Group is off to a great start in the 4th quarter of 2018! Read our newsletter to get acquainted with the latest happenings in our company.

Empowering Plans: P56 - 2019 - Fly Ball or Home Run?

On October 15, 2018
In this episode, Ron and Adam discuss the many issues, changes and challenges 2018 has lined up for 2019, and how the outcomes we witness in 2019 are certain to change everything by 2020. Tune in, or suffer the consequences!

Is Your Life Insurance Policy Subject to ERISA?

On October 3, 2018
Is your life insurance policy subject to ERISA? Learn how to find out if it is and what that might mean for you if your insurance policy is subject to it.

Empowering Plans: P55 - Learn from the Past to Shape the Future

On October 1, 2018
In this episode, our hosts sit down with industry legend and innovative leader, Jerry Castelloe of Castelloe Partners, to dissect the state of the health benefits universe, identify new issues, repeat offenders, and determine what trends, risks – and victories – from the past are shaping the future.

Communication Breakdown – More Lessons Learned from My Wife’s Battle Against Lymphoma

On October 1, 2018
Listen to Phia Group's podcast, "Empowering Plans." This episode discusses the importance of communication & diligence when dealing with cancer medication.