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The Big Elephant in the Room….

On January 26, 2017
From day one, over 16 years ago, we have offered overpayment recovery services, but over the last year, I have seen the largest growth in this service.

HIPAA Special Enrollment vs. Section 125 Permitted Election Change – There is a difference!

On January 25, 2017
An individual may want to adjust their health plan enrollment. For example, if a plan member’s spouse loses plan coverage due a reduction in hours it will likely trigger a HIPAA special enrollment under the health plan.

Want to improve health care? Focus on hospitals

On January 25, 2017
As Congress and the Trump administration debate the future of America’s health care system they should go beyond the issues of access and cost and recognize an equally important priority

HHS nominee Dr. Tom Price’s 2nd confirmation hearing: 5 things to know

On January 25, 2017
Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., faced another four hours of cross-examination Tuesday, this time with the Senate finance committee. Here are 5 things you need to know about the hearing.

Another Successful Balance Billing Negotiation

On January 25, 2017
Phia received a $167,000 claim from a Surgery Center (Spinal Decompression) where a client tried to negotiate it on their own and were unsuccessful.

The Gap Trap

On January 24, 2017
We work closely with some excellent carriers that look for reasons to pay claims and are a pleasure to interact with – but there are also carriers and MGUs out there that will do whatever they can to deny claims.

The ACA, a New Congress, and President Trump – Oh My….

On January 24, 2017
On Friday January 20th, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, directing agencies to give more leeway to the states in the way that states implement (“carry out”) the Affordable Care Act.

Attack on ERISA Preemption Continues…

On January 23, 2017
ERISA preemption seems like such a simple concept; further proof that reasonable minds can disagree

Welcome to our New Blog!

On January 23, 2017
Welcome to the newly updated passionforsubro blog. Starting today, you all will get daily updates, comments, tidbits, opinions, and fun facts from the many outstanding team members here at The Phia Group.

GOP on ACA replacement: Who wants what?

On January 23, 2017
Republicans in Congress have already laid the foundation for an ACA repeal through the reconciliation process, but what will replace the law still remains uncertain.

With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance markets

On January 23, 2017
President Trump’s executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act has begun to reverberate throughout the nation’s health-care system

Back to The Self-Funding Future – Which Echoes of 2016 Will Continue to Impact Self-Funding in 2017

On January 19, 2017
The past decade has ushered in both outrage and opportunity for self-funded plans, and 2016 was no different. The characteristics of self-funded plans continued to alter in concert with new laws and regulations. While these bureaucratic efforts often hindered our ability to self-fund, for those daring enough to change with the times, we saw increased growth and prosperity. We will no doubt see these issues and opportunities continue to evolve in 2017, and only those that prepare will thrive.

Pressure mounts on GOP for post-Obamacare plan following CBO report

On January 18, 2017
at least 18 million people could lose health insurance in the first year if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without replacing it

Health Secretary Pick Tom Price Faces Questions on Stock Trades, Obamacare Plans at Confirmation Hearing

On January 18, 2017
Tom Price vowed at a Senate hearing Wednesday to fight government regulations he said burden doctors and patients while Democrats voiced alarm his policies would gut federal health insurance programs.

The Phia Group's 1st Quarter 2017 Newsletter

On January 17, 2017
2016 has been a busy year here at The Phia Group! Read our newsletter to get acquainted with some of the goings-on in our neck of the woods.