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Resolution to Become an Educated Consumer of Healthcare

On January 14, 2021
Resolutions are great things to create and stick to. Learn more about why one of your resolutions should to become an educated healthcare consumer.

Empowering Plans: P99 – Balance Bills, Medical Tourism, and Vaccines – Oh My!

On January 13, 2021
In this episode of the Empowering Plans Podcast, Ron Peck is joined by Corey Crigger, an attorney in the Provider Relations Department. Ron and Corey discuss balance billing in the COVID world, medical tourism, and vaccine passports. What can we expect in the not so distant future? No one has a crystal ball, but Ron and Corey offer an insight on the implications of a tiered vaccine rollout that may not be uniform and business requiring proof of passport. Also, what parts of the pandemic does Corey see as a positive? Tune in to find out!

Addition By Division

On January 11, 2021
Learn all about what a "spinoff" is when it comes to health benefit plans. Click to find out about how they come to be and how your employer plays a part.

Choose Your Own Adventure: President Biden’s Healthcare Agenda

On January 5, 2021
There are a few different outcomes for big developments the Biden administration is planning in the healthcare sector. See how Georgia plays a huge role!

Empowering Plans: P98 – Balance Billing During COVID-19 and Beyond

On December 23, 2020
In this episode of the Empowering Plans Podcast, Brady Bizarro is joined by a new face at Phia, Mitch Hilbert. Listen in as Brady and Mitch discuss how balance billing has been on an uptick during COVID, and how patients can possibly prevent this from occurring. Is Congress doing anything? What can we expect in the near future? Find out in our latest Empowering Plans Podcast.

I Hate Surprises!

On December 22, 2020
The "No Surprises Act" is a proposed law that relates to "surprise" balance health insurance bills. Click to learn all about what it is and what it isn't.

FFCRA Leave Entitlements Set to Expire December 31, 2020

On December 16, 2020
Learn more now about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and its expiration date as well as the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA).

A Transparent 2021 - Further Analysis of the Year to Come

On December 15, 2020
Following on the heels of their incredibly informative assessment of what to expect in 2021, The Phia Group will dives back into their pool of predictions in another free webinar. The team targets rules that will impact 2021, including the recently released transparent pricing rules. Additionally, they discuss some best practices developed and applied in 2020 and how those changes will assist plans in 2021. If success in 2021 is in your plans, check out this webinar and look forward to tomorrow.

The U&C Gap Keeps Rearing Its Ugly Head

On December 8, 2020
What constitutes U&C? Find out more about U&C language gaps between a plan and a stop-loss carrier, with easy-to-follow examples. Learn more now!

Empowering Plans: P97 - COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates – What Health Plans Need to Know

On November 30, 2020
In this episode of Empowering Plans, Brady is joined by Attorney Andrew Silverio. They discuss current COVID-19 vaccine candidates and everything health plans and employers need to know about them. When can we expect the first vaccines to arrive? Do health plans have to cover them at full price? Can (or should) employers make this vaccine mandatory? Join us to find out.

There is no Such Thing as a 1099 Employee

On November 23, 2020
Learn what a 1099 employee is (and why there is a misconception that they exist). Find out more about how to categorize the type of employee someone is.

The Boston Globe Names The Phia Group as a Top Place to Work for 2020

On November 20, 2020
It is with great honor and humility that The Phia Group announces it has been named by The Boston Globe as one of the ​Top Places to Work ​in Massachusetts. In its 13th annual employee-based survey, The Boston Globe – having assessed anonymous employee feedback, and details about the company – determined that The Phia Group provides one of the most rewarding, meaningful employment experiences in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts​.

Desperately Looking Forward to 2021

On November 16, 2020
The end (of 2020) is near, and we are anxiously looking forward to 2021. Between the Presidential Election, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the ACA’s “Day in Court” before SCOTUS, any one of these ongoing topics would be enough to keep us busily planning for what is to come. Suggesting that 2021 is poised to be one of the busiest years in our industry’s history might be an understatement. At times, it may be overwhelming to keep up with everything that is impacting us – as employers, as service providers, and as human beings. That’s why The Phia Group is proud to invite you to enjoy another webinar, where we will be discussing these and other hot topics, forecasting what we expect to see in 2021, and giving you a head start as you – like we – plan, and look forward, to 2021.

The Dangers of Politicizing Health

On November 16, 2020
Politicizing health can have many detrimental and unnecessary consequences. Read more about how dangerous making health a political matter can be.

Empowering Plans: P96 - Election Aftermath – Where Things Stand

On November 13, 2020
In this episode of the Empowering Plans Podcast, Ron Peck, Brady Bizarro, and Nick Bonds reunite to discuss their developing thoughts on the presidential election results. They speculate as to what moves a Biden administration can make on health care with a potentially Republican-controlled senate, and what effects those moves could have in the self-funded industry. They also discuss California v. Texas and try to anticipate how the Supreme Court might rule on the fate of the ACA. Lastly, they talk through the exciting news of a potentially viable coronavirus vaccine.