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Senate Health Committee Hones in on Mental Health Parity Enforcement

On April 26, 2018
The Senate Health Committee is working hard to strengthen mental health parity in insurance plans. Click here to see the effect on the self-funded industry.

Empowering Plans: P38 - A Labor of Love?

On April 24, 2018
In this episode, Adam, Ron, and Brady interview in-house specialist, VP of Consulting Attorney Jennifer McCormick, and discuss the many complicated issues surrounding surrogacy, and the costs for which benefit plans may be responsible. What can be denied? What must be paid? Why is this a threat? What can we do to avoid it, or at least minimize the risks? Listen and find out!

4 Horsemen of the Plan-pocalypse

On April 19, 2018
Nostradamus? Miss Cleo? The Phia Group? In a psychic feat of foresight, The Phia Group’s team has gazed into their crystal ball and identified four issues that may not presently be keeping you up at night, but will certainly be disturbing your slumber very soon. From being forced to pay for surrogate pregnancy and births, to the IRS actively issuing letters notifying employers of 2015 tax year penalties; from a new wave of fraud, errors, and abuse leading to heretofore unseen overpayments, to case law addressing the rights of plans to utilize reference based pricing – you’ve been warned! We predict this complimentary webinar will open your eyes. Miss this webinar at your own peril… You’ve been warned!

Empowering Plans: P37 - Arresting the Financial Serial Killers

On April 18, 2018
Today Adam and Ron interview the industry, and nationally, renown Dr. Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. This pioneer of transparent pricing and forefather of the Free Market Medical Association waxes poetic regarding everything from issues with provider pricing, the status of medicine today, and his predictions for the future of health care. If you don’t think surgeons can offer a clear and transparent price for care before they provide the treatment is provided, listen to this episode and prepare to be shocked!

Stories from the Front Lines…

On April 17, 2018
The Phia Group constantly fights for the rights of their clients every single day. Read our amazing story on how we got our clients 2nd lien reinstated.

The Tangled Web of Eligibility

On April 11, 2018
In this article, we talk about the BIG picture of eligibility issues, subsequent gaps, & continuation of coverage. Read here to get the BIG picture!

Empowering Plans: P36 - New Kids on the Block

On April 9, 2018
In this episode, Ron, Adam and Brady interview one member of our industry’s albeit too small youth movement. Our hosts discuss with Brian Olsen what we all can do to attract new interest, and talent, to the business of risk management and hopefully help our industry not only survive, but thrive.

Hope Springs Eternal

On April 9, 2018
Employers are moving to a self-funded model for their health benefits. Click here to understand that it is more robust and less costly for everyone!

The Phia Group's 2nd Quarter 2018 Newsletter

On April 5, 2018
The Phia Group is off to a great start in the second quarter of 2018! Check out our newsletter to get acquainted with some of the latest happenings in our neck of the woods.

Don’t Miss the Most Dynamic Healthcare Industry Event in New England!

On April 4, 2018
The Phia Group is going to Benefest 2018! The purpose is to reshape and disrupt the entire healthcare industry. Read more for additional details!

Empowering Plans: P35 - Direct Primary Care – The Pot of Gold You’re Looking For

On April 4, 2018
In this episode, part of our Partners in Empowerment series, we interview Doctor Jeff Gold of Gold Direct Care (golddirectcare.com). Join us as we ask the questions you want answered regarding this innovative and interesting approach to “real” medical care.

The Stacks - 2nd Quarter 2018

On April 2, 2018
This is “The Stacks” from the Phia Group’s 2nd Quarter 2018 Newsletter

The Phia Group Saves an Employer Thousands of Dollars

On March 30, 2018
Have you received a letter from the IRS saying that you violated employer mandate rules and owe an ESRP penalty? Read here to get all the details.

Negotiated Rates Are King

On March 29, 2018
Negotiated rates are extremely important in the self-funded insurance industry. Click here to see all the benefits!

Freedom Blue II: The ACA’s Unlikely Ally

On March 26, 2018
The Trump Administration recently shut down Idaho’s conservative governor from ignoring the ACA. Read here to know exactly why this happened.