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Empowering Plans: P111 – Breaking Down Drug Importation!

On June 11, 2021
Listen to this podcast discussing state drug importation programs. Learn about whether a participant can be a plan fiduciary after a third party recovery.

Empowering Plans: P110 – NQTL? MHPAEA?! OMG, IDK!

On May 27, 2021
This podcast discusses the NQTL analysis now required by the MHPAEA. Learn about what it is, what it entails and how health plans can protect themselves.

Empowering Plans: P108 – A Win/Win Proposition – Better Quality for Patients, Real ROI for Plans

On May 11, 2021
In this episode of the Empowering Plans Podcast, Jordan Feldman, CEO & Co-Founder of Rightway Healthcare, discusses Rightway's impact. Listen now!

Empowering Plans: P106 – A No-Surprises Party – The No Surprises Act Dissected

On April 16, 2021
Listen to industry legends discuss the No Surprises Act on this podcast. Learn about its impact and what you need to do now to ensure compliance.

Empowering Plans: P102 – CYA: Cover Your Assets

On February 12, 2021
In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Nick and Brady talk through some developing trends in ERISA litigation. Do fiduciary duties apply to the protection of plan data? Could a data breach lead to claims under ERISA and HIPAA? What steps do ERISA fiduciaries need to take? Listen in as we explore where things stand, and where they might be heading.

Empowering Plans: P95 - 2020 Election Results (So Far) – Our Takeaways

On November 9, 2020
In this episode of Empowering Plans, Ron and Brady are joined by Attorney Nick Bonds to discuss the 2020 election results. For now, it looks like we will have a new president in 2021. What will that mean for the healthcare industry? If the Senate stays in Republican control, is a public option likely? Will Obamacare be replaced? What will happen to popular issues such as prescription drug reform and surprise billing bans? We are covering all of the angles and breaking down all of the possibilities.

Empowering Plans: P94 - The Final Debate & Election Predictions

On October 26, 2020
In this episode of Empowering Plans, Brady is joined by Attorney Nick Bonds. They break down the final presidential debate of the campaign season, focusing in on the candidates’ healthcare plans. They discuss “Bidencare” as well as what would actually happen if the Affordable Care Act is finally found unconstitutional. To cap things off, they offer election predictions – which states will decide the election? Will Democrats take over the Senate? This is one October surprise you don’t want to miss!

Empowering Plans: P93 - Behind the Scenes – Town Halls, Nominees & Medicare-for-All

On October 19, 2020
In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro take you behind the scenes, avoiding the bright lights of presidential town halls and Supreme Court confirmation hearings. What is really going on? Is Medicare-for-All still a threat? Where is the Trump administration’s healthcare plan? How will a potential Justice Amy Cony Barrett rule on the Affordable Care Act case? Tune in to find out!

Empowering Plans: P88 - SCOTUS & HHS – ICYMI

On August 3, 2020
In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Jen and Nick discuss significant developments in nondiscrimination regulations, and the implications for those in the self-funding industry. They talk through the evolution of Section 1557 of the ACA, the new final rule issued by HHS, the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the looming legal challenges as the health care field attempts to reconcile what we’re hearing from the Supreme Court and HHS. They piece together what all this means for employer-sponsored plans, and offer some advice as to how employers and plans should respond.

Wicked Awesome Wins: Episode 1 – A Million Dollar Start

On May 6, 2020
Today, we launch a new series harkening to our Boston roots - “Wicked Awesome Wins.” Here, we will showcase our staff and some of their most successful and noteworthy wins on behalf of our clients. Join Ron and Brady as they interview Attorney Robert Martinez and explore a case in which he secured a massive balance bill write-off from a hospital using some creative tactics.

Empowering Plans: P78 – Debating the Debates

On March 6, 2020
In this episode, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro assess candidates’ (and EX-candidate’s) proposals, and what it all means for our industry.

Empowering Plans: P77 – Care Where? Care Everywhere!

On January 31, 2020
In this episode, Adam and Ron interview industry legend, Ernie Clevenger, regarding CareHere, LLC, the future of consumer-centric medicine, technology – and most importantly – the MyHealthGuide newsletter!

Empowering Plans: P76 – Taking the Stage in 2020

On January 24, 2020
In this episode, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro discuss the first Democratic debate of 2020 and the latest ruling from a federal appeals court on Obamacare. Time could be running out, both for the ACA and for the candidates for president. You do not want to miss our take on these issues and more!

Empowering Plans: P75 – Free Health Benefits at Phia

On January 3, 2020
We finally did it! Join Adam Russo and Ron Peck as they discuss the different tactics used to offer Phia's employees FREE health benefits! This is not a podcast that you can afford to miss.

Empowering Plans: P73 – Preparing Your Plan Document for 2020

On December 11, 2019
The Phia Group’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Ron E. Peck, and Senior Vice President of Consulting, Jen McCormick, sit down to discuss the top-rated topic chosen by Phia’s webinar listeners. Our webinar listeners spoke (hypothetically) and we listened! Make sure you tune in to find out what Ron and Jen have to say about plan documents and learn the do’s and don’ts when it comes to reviewing and updating your plan document in 2020!