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Empowering Plans Segment 19 - The Man with the Plan

On October 13, 2017
In this episode Adam and Ron discuss the oft overlooked but – in their opinion – all important plan document. From its purpose to best practices, they discuss why legal compliance, interaction with third parties, and cost containment efforts all start (and end) with the plan terms. Bring a pen and paper – these tips cannot be missed.

The Phia Group's 4th Quarter 2017 Newsletter

On October 13, 2017
The Phia Group is closing up 2017 with impressive numbers! Check out our newsletter to get acquainted with some of the latest happenings in our neck of the woods.

The Stacks - 4th Quarter 2017

On October 10, 2017
This is “The Stacks” from the Phia Group’s 4th Quarter 2017 Newsletter

Trump Administration Birth Control Roll Back

On October 9, 2017
Jen McCormick, Esq. reviews the new HHS regulations allowing more employers to opt out of ACA preventive care contraception requirements.

The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce the integration of its Flagship Template

On October 6, 2017
The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce the integration of its Flagship Template into its acclaimed Phia Document Management (“PDM”) software, and support for The Phia Group Flagship Template by many leading stop loss carriers.

Usually and Customarily Denied

On October 4, 2017
Jon Jablon, Esq. discusses the importance of understanding how your stop-loss policy defines U&C before a portion of your paid claim is denied.

Another One Bites the Dust

On October 2, 2017
Brady C. Bizarro, Esq. explains the collapse of the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act.

Empowering Plans Segment 18 - Responsibility - Beyond the Contract

On September 28, 2017
In this episode, Adam and Ron discuss trends impacting health plans, employers, and employees. While these issues, such as the opioid epidemic, may not seem like the biggest costs facing benefit plans today, the long term costs are real. More importantly, issues like these can be identified by examining claims data; but most administrators are not contractually responsible to do so. Adam and Ron discuss why these entities should consider adding such services to their offerings – despite not being the most impactful cost containment option or being a contractual responsibility of the administrator.

In God We Trust; All Others Pay CASH…I wish…

On September 25, 2017
Do healthcare providers offer discounts for cash payment? Learn more about the growing rate of physicians in the US who contract directly with their patients.

It’s Time To Renew – Revisiting Stop Loss Trends

On September 21, 2017
It’s that time of year again – renewal season! What is often overlooked is the type of stop loss carrier to partner with for the next plan year. Stop loss choices are often made just on the premium cost, however plans should look at more than just the price. Stop loss is something most self funded benefit plans rely upon to ensure their financial viability and long term success.

Natural Disasters (Hurricanes Harvey and Irma) - Don’t Let Them Wreak Havoc on Your Health Plan

On September 13, 2017
Kelly Dempsey, Esq. shares the Department issued guidance related to Hurricane Harvey and what it means to employers and employees.

Stop Loss and My Infinite Sadness

On September 11, 2017
Ron Peck, Esq. discusses potential savings opportunities when choosing stop loss coverage associated with your self funded healthcare plan.

Empowering Plans Segment 17 - Cutting Out Conflict

On September 11, 2017
When it comes to securing stop-loss, too many benefit plans think the ball is only in the stop loss carrier’s court. Today, our hosts explain what plan administrators can do to cut out conflict and tie up loose ends before they suffer a costly loss. Ensuring an ongoing and fruitful relationship between plans and stop loss tomorrow requires intensive work today. Addressing these potential costly issues now will guarantee reimbursements are in the bag later.

Change is Good

On September 5, 2017
Learn more about designing a valuable benefit plan for employees with ERISA in mind.

Uncertainty Prevails in the Health Care Debate

On August 30, 2017
Review a detailed recap of changes thus far concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the 2017-2018 enrollment period.