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SIIA Provides Analysis on “Skinny” Health Plans in Response to WSJ Article

On May 31, 2013
The Wall Street Journal on May 20th ran a news story describing a strategy that an increasing number of employers are reportedly examining. SIIA responds. Read More.

Maine Amends Anti Subrogation Bill

On May 23, 2013
Maine recently introduced a bill, Maine Legislative Document 756, which attempted to eliminate Med Pay subrogation claims.

Providing For The Future - The Evolution of Plans' Provider Relationships & Exposing Conflicts Between Plans & Providers

On May 22, 2013
For those that are invested in maintaining health benefits, inventing new cost saving methodologies is the “holy grail.” Enter the provider – hospitals, physicians, and other health care facilities.

Government Plans are Exempt from ERISA. What is the Definition of "Government"?

On May 20, 2013
Some employers may not actually be government entities, and public private partnership may inject ERISA back into the framework.

Get In Line Before You're Out Of Time - How To Thrive in a Post-PPACA World...

On April 25, 2013
In a world dominated by reform and regulation, there are those who master compliance and thrive, and those who stumble under the burden.

TEXAS HOUSE BILL 1869 AND SENATE BILL 1339

On April 11, 2013
One of our members has personally met with representatives in both the House and the Senate, but these bills appear to be gliding through committees without opposition.

Getting Employers To Self-Fund In The PPACA Era - Keep Existing Clients Self-Funding... Get New Employers To Self-Fund...

On March 13, 2013
As time passes and elements of PPACA are triggered, the cost of purchasing insurance has become too great. Meanwhile, employers see an opportunity to drop coverage, pay a relatively small penalty, and exile employees to the exchanges.

Stop-Loss Battle Expands to Four States

On March 12, 2013
Utah has become the fourth state that is considering legislation that would make it more difficult for employers to operate self-insured group health plans by restricting the availability of stop-loss insurance.

February 2013 Newsletter

On March 4, 2013
It’s only February and I’m already getting sick of the snow. Thankfully spring training is underway and for the first time in years, my beloved Indians have a chance to win! We here at The Phia Group want all of you to win new clients and increase your profitability and that’s why our services are catered to you. The industry is going through much change and our expertise can and will guide you through the storms. Our recent webinar on cost plus offerings was the highest attended to date and we expect to beat that number with our next two on how to convince employers that self funding is right for them. Thanks for choosing us and happy reading.

Anti-Subrogation Bill Emerges in Texas

On February 28, 2013
Texas House Bill 1869 seeks to limit health subrogation recoveries! The bill allows a carrier to create the right to subrogation or the right to reimbursement by contract

Medicare-Plus & Other Cost-Plus Methodologies - The Controversy

On February 12, 2013
The survival of self-funding in the face of PPACA, stricter stop-loss regulation, and the exchanges, is reliant upon doing more for less.

California / Recovering Benefits from Workers' Compensation

On January 23, 2013
In May of 2012, the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (“WCAB”) adopted amendments, which impact the ability of lien claimants to obtain recovery.

January 2013 Newsletter

On January 21, 2013
I cannot believe that New Year’s Eve was over 2 weeks ago – where have these days gone? Time certainly seems to fly by when I keep myself busy working to ensure that all of you are protected this year. I have been spending much time researching the options available to employers in 2014. Where will they go? Will they decide to self fund or will they join the exchanges?

The State of the Subro-Union Address

On January 16, 2013
The Phia Group’s CEO (Adam V. Russo), Sr. VP and General Counsel (Ron E. Peck), and resident subrogation litigation expert (Christopher Aguiar) will delve into current events, litigation, and changes in law (official and otherwise), as they share the current state of affairs for anyone and everyone interested in subrogation.

December 2012 Newsletter

On December 29, 2012
Happy Holidays to all of you! As we enter 2013, I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the entire industry over the past 12 years and I look forward to doing so in 2013.