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RBP: Sticking It To The Man

On March 18, 2019
Employers primarily choose to utilize reference-based pricing programs to cut costs. Learn more about the real benefits of these methodologies.

Transparency: A Building Block of Self-funding

On March 14, 2019
Whether from unpredictable provider charges, “black box” claims repricing, mysterious PBM rebates, or unobtainable claims data, entities operating in the self-funded space such as employers, TPAs, brokers, and stop-loss carriers have been forced to deal with a systemic lack of transparency.

Drug Importation: A Word of Caution

On March 7, 2019
A rising trend has been the procuring prescription drugs from abroad. Learn more about the potential risk most employers don't consider with these programs.

The Opioid Crisis: How Employers & Self-Funded Health Plans Can Combat This Epidemic

On March 5, 2019
Each year more and more Americans overdose on prescription opioid drugs. Learn more about how employers can combat the epidemic.

Empowering Plans: P66 - Bigger in Texas

On February 28, 2019
Join The Phia Group’s Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro as they discuss Brady’s recent trip to Austin and presentation at the Texas Association of Benefit Administrators; with a focus on employee engagement, new ideas for cost containment, and an in depth analysis of pending litigation challenging the legality of ObamaCare. Yeah… You’ll want to tune in for this one.

Too Early to Worry About 2020? Never!

On February 27, 2019
It's never too early to start planning. Learn more about the two things health plans should pay attention to with the recent and future ACA changes.

To RBP, or Not to RBP: That is (one) of the Question(s)

On February 25, 2019
It’s assumed health insurance is included in an employment package. What was once a benefit is now an entitlement. Learn if RBP is for your business.

Faces of Phia: Episode 9 - Taking Account with Lisa T!

On February 19, 2019
In this episode of Faces of Phia, Adam and Brady interview the superpowered controller of The Phia Group. From adventures in the Steel City to conquering “nice problems to have,” the team covers it all in this candid discussion.

The New Medicare and Medicaid Bills

On February 19, 2019
Learn more about the Medicare for All Act of 2019 and how it would transform U.S. health care system if it is passed.

Empowering Plans: P65 - Hail to the Chief!

On February 15, 2019
In this can’t miss episode of Empowering Plans, Brady and Ron dissect the President’s State of the Union Address, and focus in on how it will impact those of us servicing health benefit plans – and the entire healthcare industry. This one is going to be huge.

What We Love About Self-Funding in 2019

On February 14, 2019
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and we’re feeling the love. Too often we, as an industry, spend our time discussing issues, problems, and concerns, and don’t dedicate enough time to the features and opportunities that make self-funding great. We focus so much on “how we save” self-funding, that we forget to celebrate the reasons why self-funding is worth saving in the first place. Join the team as they discuss what makes self-funding such a great option for so many employers and employees, as well as the incredibly cool new innovations rolling out in 2019, that will be sure to make self-funding a sweetheart for even more employers this year and beyond.

Hey, Watch Your Language!

On February 13, 2019
Learn more about why using clear and accurate language is important in reference-based pricing plans.

New Action on Drug Pricing: Medicare-Like Rates?

On February 11, 2019
The cost of insulin to treat patients with type 1 diabetes has doubled since 2012. Learn more about the bill that could help prevent further increases.

Faces of Phia: Episode 8 - It’s Tomasz Time!

On February 8, 2019
Live from Polska – a journey around the world leads to… The Phia Group. Join Adam and Brady as they take a journey through history and across oceans, to share the story of this unsung hero.

Empowering Plans: P64 - Hospital Transparency!

On February 5, 2019
Let’s Escargot & Meet LCARA: In this episode Ron and Brady discuss the new legal compliance and regulatory affairs team (“LCARA”) with team member Philip Qualo, and specifically address recent efforts to promote hospital transparency.