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Final Individual Coverage HRA Rule Released

On July 22, 2019
The Trump Administration finalized a rule in which employers can use HRAs to subsidize their employees' purchase of individual coverage.

Tales From the Plan: Episode 3 – Direct & To The Point!

On July 17, 2019
In this episode of Empower Plans – Tales from the Plan, The Phia Group’s VP of Legal Recovery Services discusses his experiences before and after becoming a happy participant in Direct Primary Care. If you are one of the many people who’ve heard about “DPC” but still wonder how it will be received by the plan participants, tune in.

The Conscience Rule’s Effective Date is Delayed

On July 10, 2019
The HHS published the Final Conscience Rule which allows the denial of healthcare services for religious reasons. Its intent is to protect religious obligations.

Tales From the Plan: Episode 2 – Mrs Peck, It’s Cancer…

On July 8, 2019
In this meaningful episode, Ron Peck tells us about his family’s battle against cancer, and lessons we can all learn from their experience. Health benefits play a role in our health and survival. You can’t afford to miss this one.

Network Contract Drafting: You’re Doin’ It Wrong

On July 1, 2019
Our consulting team came across a network agreement that had the nuance of indicating that the provider would bill amounts in line with market standards.

Empowering Plans: P70 – Surprise? Balance Bills!

On June 26, 2019
With this episode, the guys define surprise balance billing, discuss movements to curb them (at the State and Federal levels), and harass Pat “The Man” Santos as well. Stop reading this description and start listening!

Everything I Ever Needed to Learn, I learned in Pre-School!

On June 26, 2019
As the saying goes, many of the basic skills we need to be effective in life are taught to us early. “Use your words” – a common instruction given to young children who are struggling to express themselves or communicate effectively, is an instruction I still use daily – albeit with a slight adjustment. Especially with matters relating to plan administration, words alone aren’t enough! it’s important to use the correct words to avoid any confusion and ensure that everyone reading the plan understands exactly what you mean!

IP Law vs. Drug Prices – Round Two, Fight!

On June 24, 2019
It's no surprise that drug prices are far too high. New IP laws are attempting to change this with drug price transparency. Learn more about its impact!

No No-fault – Michigan Revamps its Auto Insurance Rules

On June 19, 2019
Michigan's Senate passed sweeping legislation to get the state's auto insurance rates under control. Learn more about this new law and how it can impact you.

Tales From the Plan: Episode 1 – Putting the Benefit in Benefit Plan with Jennifer McCormick

On June 14, 2019
In our inaugural episode of “Tales from the Plan,” our own Sr. VP of Consulting, Jennifer McCormick, opens up and candidly discusses her own experience as a consumer of healthcare of healthcare and member of The Phia Group’s health plan. Jen is brutally honest, and will make you realize that anyone can be taken advantage of, and anyone can take advantage of, our nation’s healthcare system. This is mandatory listening.

Faces of Phia: Episode 13 – Glutton for Punishment

On June 12, 2019
Amanda Lima celebrates more than 6 years with Phia (most of that time working closely with Adam), by chatting about her time here, the company, and the amazing work she’s doing on our clients’ behalves – delving deeply into matters of excessive and abusive provider billing. This is a topic about which everyone is buzzing, and Amanda has got the dirt!

To Pay, or Not to Pay … The Guide to Handling Claims, Denials, and Appeals

On May 23, 2019
Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they discuss the good, bad, and ugly truths about the claims process, and how to safely navigate the various TPA and health plan duties associated with it.

The Final AHP Rules Take a Hard Hit (Part 2)

On April 29, 2019
The courts recently vacated the provisions set by the AHP rules. Learn more about future implications these changes may have for you and your employer.

Beware The “Lesser Of”

On April 23, 2019
Learn more about avoiding problems with the plan document obligating the Plan Administrator to pay less than the amount required by a separate contract.

Evolving Healthcare Issues and Events You Need to Know

On April 22, 2019
The healthcare space is rapidly evolving – and self-funding is no exception. Legislators, regulators, and courts are constantly providing new guidance – some good, some not. For this month’s webinar, we’re going to present some current events; we’ll discuss how they can help or hurt self-funded players, and what you can do to take advantage of them (or avoid the pitfalls created).