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Empowering Plans: P51 - A Healthcare Homerun

On August 8, 2018

In this episode, Adam Russo, Brady Bizarro, and Ron Peck (yes - he’s back!), chat with Mark S. Gaunya – Chief Innovation Officer and Principal of Borislow Insurance.  As an author, innovator, and passionate industry advocate touting more than 25 years of experience, Mark doesn’t pull punches as he addresses the biggest opportunities and threats facing employers, employees, and their plans.  If you want to know what’s wrong with the nation’s healthcare system, what we need to do to fix it, and enjoy it when someone teases Adam – this episode is a must listen.

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Empowering Plans: P50 - Where is Ron? A Very Personal Podcast from the SVP

On July 26, 2018

In this episode, our Senior Vice President & General Counsel dials in to describe where he's been, what major health issue is impacting his family, and what he hopes we can all learn from their experiences thus far - as members of the industry, potential patients, and human beings.

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Empowering Plans: P48 - Make Cost Containment Great Again

On July 17, 2018

In this episode, hosts Brady Bizarro and Adam Russo discuss the recent webinar’s success, hot topics impacting the industry today, and new methods to contain rising costs by taking advantage of changes in law and policy. If you like spending too much on healthcare, stay away. If you want to trump rising costs and achieve cost containment greatness, come on in.

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Empowering Plans: P46 - You’ve Gotta Fight, For Your Right, to Try!

On June 29, 2018

In this very special episode, our hosts embark on a maiden voyage – their first ever video podcast!  Listen in, and even better – watch – as the team addresses the recently passed Right To Try Laws, and dissect the impact it may have – if any – on your health benefit plans.  Whether you choose to cover these treatments or not, there is action you must take… tune in to find out what you need to do.

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Empowering Plans: P45 - Super-Empowerment

On June 22, 2018

Sitting with Our Most Empowered Plan Award Winner.  In this episode, our hosts chat with none other than Brooks Goodison, President & Principal Partner at Diversified Group.  Brooks and his team won The Phia Group’s Most Empowered Plan award at the recent MVP Forum, and we are all excited to learn more from this cutting edge thinker.  From internal vision to lobbyist efforts taken on behalf of the entire industry, you’ll be glad you tuned in.

You can visit Diversified Group's website, here: www.dgb-online.com

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Empowering Plans: P44 - The Phia Group “MVP” Post-Mortem

On June 12, 2018

 

In this episode, our hosts discuss the recently concluded Phia Group Most-Valuable-Partners or “MVP” forum; an event that took place June 4th to the 6th at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.   From the subject matter, to the client feedback… experiences, to comical coincidences… For those who attended, and those who wish they could have been there… This episode of Empowering Plans is not to be missed.

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Empowering Plans: P43 - A Debrief of SIIA’s Fly-In on the Hill

On June 1, 2018

In this episode of Empowering Plans, Adam, Ron, and Brady discuss their recent trip to Washington, D.C. in which they took part in SIIA’s “Fly-In” event, where SIIA members met with their elected representatives to discuss self-insurance/captive insurance issues. It was a great success, as they were able to promote the interests of self-funded health plans and their TPAs as well as advocate for a Senate version of the Self-Insurance Protection Act.

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Empowering Plans: P42 - Eliminating the Noise

On May 29, 2018

In this episode, Adam, Ron, and Brady interview David Contorno, President of Lake Normal Benefits. They discuss emerging trends in the industry; from reference-based pricing to direct primary care. They also address the incentive problem and how HSAs are harming the health insurance industry.

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Empowering Plans: P41 - The Case for Collusion (Continued)

On May 24, 2018

Join The Phia Group’s Sr. VP, Ron E. Peck, and healthcare attorney Brady C. Bizarro as they answer the questions that you asked during our webinar on PBMs, specialty drug prices, and lawsuits alleging fraud.

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Empowering Plans: P37 - Arresting the Financial Serial Killers

On April 18, 2018

Today Adam and Ron interview the industry, and nationally, renown Dr. Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.  This pioneer of transparent pricing and forefather of the Free Market Medical Association waxes poetic regarding everything from issues with provider pricing, the status of medicine today, and his predictions for the future of health care.  If you don’t think surgeons can offer a clear and transparent price for care before they provide the treatment is provided, listen to this episode and prepare to be shocked!

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