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"In Reference To The FAQ"... The DOL FAQ Dissected - Part Deux!

On November 20, 2014
Join The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam V. Russo; Sr. VP & General Counsel, Ron E. Peck; and other members of the legal team as we continue to dissect the FAQ, its key provisions, and how it impacts “RBP Plans .

Phia Group Consulting Addresses Regulatory Compliance

On November 16, 2014
Braintree, MA – For years, The Phia Group’s team of consultants have been dealing with various regulatory inquiries. In response to the impending influx of regulation bound to follow the recent election and rollout of PPACA’s most complex provisions, The Phia Group announced this week the official formation of its Regulatory Compliance team.

FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXII)

On November 11, 2014
Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Creeping Around Pitfalls on the Way to Scary Savings? - How to Avoid Horror When Implementing Cost Containment Schemes

On October 30, 2014
DON’T MISS OUT! Whether you’re embarking on a new cost containment adventure in-house, or with the help of a vendor, most programs are not simple “plug and play” affairs. Those who head into the dark unprepared will undoubtedly find themselves spooked by what hides around the corner.

The Phia Group, LLC Comments on Recent Industry Developments

On October 22, 2014
These last few weeks have brought with them a whirlwind of controversy and concern. The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it will be addressing three of the hottest topics during its monthly webinar.

SIIA State Legislative/Regulatory Update Report

On October 21, 2014
This is your weekly update of state legislative/regulatory developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace.

Sun Life Financial Announced SunElite, a New Stop-Loss Value-Added Service

On October 18, 2014
Sun Life Financial Announced SunElite, a New Stop-Loss Value-Added Service

Supreme Court of California Case Notification for Children’s Hospital Central California v. Blue Cross of California

On October 17, 2014
In an important legal development in the healthcare cost debate, the California Supreme Court has denied a petition for review of the recent decision in Children’s Hospital of Central California v. Blue Cross of California

Final Part of Self-Funded White Paper Series Released

On October 9, 2014
This is the third and final installment of a three-part series examining the self-funded insurance market.

3rd Quarter Newsletter 2014

On October 7, 2014
Well, the fall is definitely upon us! Over in Boston, leaves are falling, changing to majestic landscapes, and the nights are getting cold; but The Phia Group is just heating up. We have so much information to share with you this newsletter from new service offerings to case law to regulatory changes. One of the things I wanted to share with you is the amazing conference I had the privilege to speak at this past weekend in Oklahoma City; the First Free Market Medical (FMMA) Association conference. It is rare that I am overwhelmed with new information, but this forum did the trick. The goal of the Free Market Medical Association is to bring together physicians, surgeons, providers, facilities, and support businesses to provide necessary resources to promote a successful industry. Its focus is to defend the practice of free market medicine without the intervention of government or other third parties.

3rd Quarter Newsletter – Phia News

On October 3, 2014
As is our tradition for the past several years, The Phia Group partners with a local charity where we invest our time, money and support to ensure a successful program and other news.

The Phia Group, LLC Announces The Release of its New “Phia Document Management” (PDM) Software

On October 2, 2014
For years, The Phia Group’s clients have asked them to not only draft plan documents, but also review and revise documents prepared by others; including vendors’ online templates and in-house efforts.

Plans For The Future

On September 24, 2014
Join The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam V. Russo, Esq., as he and Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Ron E. Peck, Esq.), Vice President of Consulting (Jennifer McCormick, Esq.), and a team of expert plan drafting specialists discuss the Phia Document Management system, innovative plan design, and why it is especially relevant in light of changes we predict all plan documents will be required to undergo in the coming years.

NAIC White Paper

On September 22, 2014
One concern about the potential impact of the ACA is that if employers self-fund, it will leave the older, sicker population to the fully insured, small employer group market.

Texas C.P.R.C. c. 140: The New Standard for Subrogation Rights

On September 17, 2014
C.P.R.C. c. 140, governing subrogation, went into effect January 1, 2014; enacting H.B. 1869, which was passed months prior; but the finer points are still being explored.