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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!

Phia Undercover: Two Chargemasters at Addiction Centers

On November 1, 2017
Phia shares a recent experience dealing with a high rate biller and how they were able to rethink the process to close the accounts for a fair rate.

The Irony of Equity – It’s Almost Never Fair

On October 25, 2017
Chris Aguiar, Esq. shares a recent case involving equitable claims and the importance of having trusted advisors.

Empowering Plans Segment 20 - Trumping Costs and Climbing the Hill

On October 19, 2017
With this episode, Adam and Ron welcome back a fan favorite – guest star Brady Bizarro – and discuss the wild and crazy happenings in DC. From contraceptives to cost containment; the impact of fully insured subsidies on self funded plans; and everything in between – this is one lively podcast you cannot afford to miss.

More Rule Changes?

On October 18, 2017
Kelly Dempsey, Esq. provides an overview of recent rule changes released by federal agencies and the Trump administration affecting the 2018 renewal season.

Best Practices for Today's Plan Documents

On October 17, 2017
There’s a reason the law governs how plan documents must be formed and distributed – and it’s that the plan document remains the be-all-end-all of the plan’s and member’s rights. For this reason, it is crucial to ensure that the plan document is compliant to a T, is clear and comprehensible, and is able to contain costs.

An Appealing Option - Affordable Care Act Review

On October 16, 2017
Ron Peck, Esq. discusses the likeliness of facing a final appeal, possibly resulting in a plan being penalized.