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With Great (Cost-Containment) Power Comes Great (Fiduciary) Responsibility!

On December 19, 2017
Join The Phia Group’s legal team for an hour at as they describe various ways to cut costs, what must be done to ensure that fiduciary duties are being met, and what happens if they are not.

Empowering Plans Segment 24 - Protect Your ASA

On December 18, 2017
In this episode, our hosts (including repeat guest host Vice President of Consulting, Attorney Jennifer McCormick) discuss the rising trend in stop-loss insurance being placed by entities other than the TPA, yet the TPA is held responsible if things go sour. Listen in to see how everyone can proactively avoid issues from emerging.

House Bill Assumes Air Ambulance Providers are Underpaid

On December 13, 2017
"Ensuring Access to Air Ambulance Services Act of 2017" this bill is designed primarily to alter the Medicare reimbursement to air ambulance providers. If you would like to learn more about this bill or if it has been impacting you, read about it here with The Phia Group.

Sacrificing the Individual Mandate on the Alter of Tax Reform

On December 11, 2017
Want to know more about the glue of Obamacare? Perhaps the single most important piece of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is its “individual mandate" Learn about how Americans have been required to obtain health insurance coverage that meets the government's definition of "minimum essential coverage" or pay a penalty.

Empowering Plans Segment 23 - Plans and Conspiracy

On December 6, 2017
Bring your tin foil hats, folks! With today's episode, our hosts (including guest host, VP of Consulting, Attorney Jennifer McCormick) discuss the recent news regarding CVS purchasing Aetna as well as a new opportunity to customize plan document reviews to address different levels of need.

Year Up at Phia!

On December 1, 2017
The Phia Group has been beyond thrilled with our talented, dedicated members who have come to us through Year Up. Sheyla and Josh have become such essential members of our team – we feel truly blessed to call them a part of the Phia Family. We sat down with them to hear their thoughts and experiences.

A Little 2017 Holiday Cheer… Subrogation Style!

On November 29, 2017
Everything in the subrogation world in 2016 was viewed through the prism of the Montanile decision from the Supreme Court. We take a look back at 2017 and how the Montanile decision was carried out and any other cases that factored into the court's decision. Read more here

Not all Illegal Act Exclusions are Created Equal

On November 22, 2017
Want to know more about Illegal Act Exclusions? Not all of them are created equal. Illegal acts and illegal drug exclusions are prevalent in self-funded plan documents, but does the plan document wording align with the plan's intent? Learn more about Illegal Act Exclusions with us.

Empowering Plans Segment 22 - The Biggest Threats to Self-Funding: A Lightning Round

On November 21, 2017
In this episode, The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam Russo, Sr. VP, Ron Peck, and Attorney Brady Bizarro discuss the biggest threats to the self-funded industry. From expanded fiduciary liability to stop-loss denials to a real threat to the ACA’s individual mandate, our experts give their thoughts in a fast-paced discussion.

Welcome to the Fiduciary Jungle!

On November 20, 2017
Welcome to the Fiduciary Jungle! Fiduciaries are being accused by the employees of wasting the plan's money on less-than advisable investments. Learn how this could be coming to the health benefits arena to shape up and take action now! Contact the Phia Group to learn how you can stay protected

Living in the Now: Prepare for 2018

On November 14, 2017
A new year is approaching, and we are in the middle of renewal season; meaning it’s time for some serious preparation. Making sure your clients are cared for is no easy task; are you prepared to protect your plans, save them money, and grow your own business in 2018?

MA Contraceptive Reform Update

On November 13, 2017
Jen McCormick, Esq. reviews the bill the MA House passed ensuring that women retain access to no cost contraceptives.

Massachusetts on Track to Pass a Significant Cost Containment Bill

On November 8, 2017
Brady C. Bizarro, Esq. explains the Massachusetts State Senators proposed comprehensive reform bill focused on health care cost containment.

Montana SB44 and State Efforts to…Do What, Exactly?

On November 6, 2017
Jon Jablon, Esq. discusses Montana's recently passed SB44 and its impact on payment amounts due to out-of-network air ambulance providers in Montana.

Empowering Plans Segment 21 - Planning for Stormy Seas Ahead

On November 3, 2017
In this episode, Adam, Ron, and their guest star – VP of Consulting Jennifer McCormick, Esq. – discuss all of the many issues creating waves as it relates to benefit plan documents, and what steps we can all take to safely navigate those waters – including setting sail on The Phia Group Flagship Template!