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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - The Inc. 500|5000

On August 26, 2015
New York, August 22, 2013 — Inc. magazine today ranked The Phia Group on its annual Inc. 500|5000; an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segement of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. The Phia Group joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

"Phia Case Studies" - When Silence is Loud and Assumptions Mean Disaster

On August 4, 2015
Thanks for joining The Phia Group’s legal team on September 17th, at 1:00 PM EST, as they analyzed recent cases featuring communication breakdowns, regulation popping up in its wake, and best practices to make sure you know your role and do your job.

2nd Quarter Newsletter 2015

On July 16, 2015
The past few months have brought so much intrigue to our industry. Everywhere you looked, something or someone was affecting health care and the insurance industry as a whole. We saw the Supreme Court make a few monumental decisions that will affect how plans are written in the future and the viability of the ACA. We saw interesting court cases placing more potential fiduciary risks upon brokers and administrators. We watched and reacted as more states attempted to limit the ability for smaller employers to self fund their benefits through the use of stop loss coverage and last, but certainly not least, we have seen a monumental increase in the DOL audits to our clients and the industry at large. If there ever was a time that The Phia Group’s services were needed, this is it! There is no question that health claims costs continue to skyrocket and the use of so called wrap discounts on many of these claims isn’t helping to reduce the burden. If you are looking for some innovative options to stand out from the pack, please contact me as there are so many great ways to truly make a powerful impact on behalf of your employer plans. We can save you and your plans significant claim dollars, you just need to strategize and identify your major pain points. The next quarter will continue to be eventful so while you enjoy your summer weather, please be sure to let us know if you need some assistance – we are here for you. Happy reading

Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – Phia News

On July 15, 2015
Phia News. New faces, Acknowledgements, Additions to the team, and Charity Updates.

Beating Medical Trend – Managed Care vs Reference Based Pricing

On July 6, 2015
Medical inflation continues to rise. Facing rate increases year after year, plan sponsors, with their financial backs to the wall, have historically resorted to cost shifting

The Problem with Wraps

On July 6, 2015
TPAs and self funded plans complain about their networks all the time.Everyone seemed to complain about them yet need them to attract clients that aren’t willing to go the reference based pricing route. Read More.

The Road to Recovery: Subrogation Gets Its Day In Court

On July 6, 2015
Most might be surprised when they realize the amount of attention that subrogation has received in The Supreme Court of the United States, the highest court in the land, over the last 25 years.

Size Doesn’t Matter- But the Regulators Do

On July 6, 2015
What is the perfect size for a self-funded plan? This is one of my favorite questions and I love to ask it at any conference at which I happen to have the pleasure of attending and speaking.

Texas Prompt Pay Law Not Preempted; Enforceable Against Self-Insured Health Plan TPAs

On June 17, 2015
A federal district court has ruled that ERISA does not preempt the Texas Prompt Payment Act as it applies to TPAs of self-insured benefit plans.

"Stories From The Front Lines" - Real Wins, Losses, & Difference Makers

On May 20, 2015
Join The Phia Group on Wednesday, May 20th, from 1 to 2 PM EST, as its attorneys discuss their experiences providing plan administrators with guidance as it relates to difficult claim processing decisions, conflict resolution, and bill negotiation… as well as dissect the small factual differences between otherwise similar scenarios that made all the difference.

"Survival of the Fittest" - Best Practices to Perfect a Modern TPA

On April 23, 2015
Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they discuss the best practices for TPA’s and how this can help you!

The Phia Group, LLC – 1st Quarter Newsletter – 2015

On April 8, 2015
The Book of Russo, Letter from the Editor, Free Monthly Webinar, SCOTUS

The Phia Group, LLC – 1st Quarter 2015 – The Stacks

On April 8, 2015
one of the primary goals of ERISA is to establish a uniform statutory framework for employee benefit plans, a major feature is the preemption of most state regulation which touches on employee benefit plans falling within its scope.

"To Be Or Not To Be"... A Fiduciary - Do You Even Have A Choice?

On March 25, 2015
Being a fiduciary is serious business. Determining whether you are one can also be very complicated. Case law increasingly establishes that being a fiduciary has more to do with the action one takes, than the contract one signs. Entities working on behalf of self-funded benefit plans may be unknowingly taking on fiduciary status. Are you a fiduciary? What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking on that burden? What can you do to protect yourself?

SIIA State Legislative/Regulatory Update Report

On March 17, 2015
In the face of stiff opposition by SIIA and allied stakeholders, the principal backers of HB 552/SB 703 proposed significant changes to the legislation, including lower attachment points and a study of several issues.