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Empowering Plans: P33 - Partners in Empowerment – A Prescription for Savings

On March 16, 2018
In this episode Ron and Brady are thrilled to interview LG Hanzel of Rx Results. LG digs deep on topics ranging from Specialty Drugs to PBMs, and what benefit plans can do to curb the cost of drugs in America – an issue that is big, and getting bigger every day.

Freedom Fighters Abound…

On March 14, 2018
There is no question that the vast majority of folks in self-funding, whether benefit or service providers, have a goal in mind; providing cost effective benefits to the insured.

Contraceptive Update – Appeals and Intervenors

On March 7, 2018
Contraceptive update! Two lawsuits that have challenged the contraceptive coverage rule have created changed issued by the Trump administration. Read more about these and if they could be affecting your situation.

Clearly it’s (Not) Transparency

On March 5, 2018
If the consumer of healthcare (the patient) is different than the purchaser of healthcare (the plan or insurance carrier), how will knowing the price change the consumer’s behavior?

Empowering Plans: P32 - Red Cross Blood Drive Special Episode

On March 1, 2018
Today The Phia Group in partnership with the Red Cross hosted an on-site blood drive. Join Ron Peck as he interviews members of The Phia Group staff and Red Cross leadership as we discuss the event, personal experiences, and the ever present need for donors. This moving and important episode will hopefully drive you to action!

What do All These New Paid Sick Laws Mean for Employers?

On February 28, 2018
What do all these new paid sick laws mean for employers? As many states are starting to beginning to enact paid sick or leave time regulations, employers will need to understand this. If you are an employer or employee that would like to know more about your paid sick laws contact The Phia Group.

Evolve or Dissolve – Responding to Today’s Tax Law to Save the Health Benefit Plan Industry Tomorrow

On February 27, 2018
Join The Phia Group's Adam Russo, Ron Peck, and Brady Bizarro as they discuss what you need to know about the new law, and how to navigate the treacherous path that lies ahead.

Empowering Plans: P31 - 3 Scoops of Knowledge

On February 26, 2018
In this episode, Adam, Ron and Brady celebrate the forthcoming change in seasons and warming weather, by each selecting a unique topic that is bugging them, and offering their opinions regarding how we should react. This is one cool sampling of self-funded flavor you won’t want to miss.

Keeping it Under Wraps: What the Networks Don’t Advertise

On February 22, 2018
It’s 2018, and the importance of cost-containment is at an all-time high. Everywhere you look in the self-funded industry is a vendor trying to help health plans control costs; as can be expected, some methods are effective and maximize savings, whereas others…well…not so much

Freedom Blue: Idaho’s Challenge to the ACA Gets Serious

On February 19, 2018
The Department of Insurance (“DOI”) have made announcements in regards to what insurers are able to do in the ACA. Learn more about the details of Governor Butch Otter's executive order that would let health insurers in his state sell new plans to market that did not comply with ACA rules.

Empowering Plans: P30 - Fireside Chat with The President

On February 16, 2018
This is it! Our first Empowering Plans guest, and it’s a doozy. In this episode none other than the Self-Insurance Institute of America’s CEO and President, Michael Ferguson, sits down with Adam, Ron and Brady to discuss everything – from past wins and losses, to plans for 2018. From conflicts within the industry, to threats from beyond… Mike doesn’t hold back, and you – like we – get to enjoy the results.

Employer Mandate Enforcement: IRS Turning Up The Heat

On February 15, 2018
The Employer Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to serve as a polarizing topic among employers and ACA supporters as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) moves forward with its compliance efforts. If you have 50 or more full-time employees you could be affected.

The DOL’s Proposed Rule … A Sleeper Provision for Self-Funding?

On February 12, 2018
Proposed regulations by the Department of Labor (DOL) make two important modifications to self-funding. Learn about them here and how they could be affecting you or your business.

Even the best Plans can backfire!

On February 7, 2018
Success is not a given in the world of subrogation/reimbursement. Choose a subrogation firm like The Phia Group who will try to secure everything that is needed for a client. Contact us today to get started!

Empowering Plans Segment 29 - Disruption or Not?

On February 7, 2018
In this episode, our hosts discuss the recent announcement that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan are looking to collaborate on “health care.” Is this just a new way to supply medical goods, deliver care, or handle the entire exchange (including enrollment and payment)? How can broker/advisors, plan administrators, and other members of the industry benefit from this change? And who should be most concerned? This and more await you in “Empowering Plans.”