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Creeping Around Pitfalls on the Way to Scary Savings? - How to Avoid Horror When Implementing Cost Containment Schemes

On October 30, 2014
DON’T MISS OUT! Whether you’re embarking on a new cost containment adventure in-house, or with the help of a vendor, most programs are not simple “plug and play” affairs. Those who head into the dark unprepared will undoubtedly find themselves spooked by what hides around the corner.

The Phia Group, LLC Comments on Recent Industry Developments

On October 22, 2014
These last few weeks have brought with them a whirlwind of controversy and concern. The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it will be addressing three of the hottest topics during its monthly webinar.

SIIA State Legislative/Regulatory Update Report

On October 21, 2014
This is your weekly update of state legislative/regulatory developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace.

Sun Life Financial Announced SunElite, a New Stop-Loss Value-Added Service

On October 18, 2014
Sun Life Financial Announced SunElite, a New Stop-Loss Value-Added Service

Supreme Court of California Case Notification for Children’s Hospital Central California v. Blue Cross of California

On October 17, 2014
In an important legal development in the healthcare cost debate, the California Supreme Court has denied a petition for review of the recent decision in Children’s Hospital of Central California v. Blue Cross of California

Final Part of Self-Funded White Paper Series Released

On October 9, 2014
This is the third and final installment of a three-part series examining the self-funded insurance market.

3rd Quarter Newsletter 2014

On October 7, 2014
Well, the fall is definitely upon us! Over in Boston, leaves are falling, changing to majestic landscapes, and the nights are getting cold; but The Phia Group is just heating up. We have so much information to share with you this newsletter from new service offerings to case law to regulatory changes. One of the things I wanted to share with you is the amazing conference I had the privilege to speak at this past weekend in Oklahoma City; the First Free Market Medical (FMMA) Association conference. It is rare that I am overwhelmed with new information, but this forum did the trick. The goal of the Free Market Medical Association is to bring together physicians, surgeons, providers, facilities, and support businesses to provide necessary resources to promote a successful industry. Its focus is to defend the practice of free market medicine without the intervention of government or other third parties.

3rd Quarter Newsletter – Phia News

On October 3, 2014
As is our tradition for the past several years, The Phia Group partners with a local charity where we invest our time, money and support to ensure a successful program and other news.

The Phia Group, LLC Announces The Release of its New “Phia Document Management” (PDM) Software

On October 2, 2014
For years, The Phia Group’s clients have asked them to not only draft plan documents, but also review and revise documents prepared by others; including vendors’ online templates and in-house efforts.

Plans For The Future

On September 24, 2014
Join The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam V. Russo, Esq., as he and Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Ron E. Peck, Esq.), Vice President of Consulting (Jennifer McCormick, Esq.), and a team of expert plan drafting specialists discuss the Phia Document Management system, innovative plan design, and why it is especially relevant in light of changes we predict all plan documents will be required to undergo in the coming years.

NAIC White Paper

On September 22, 2014
One concern about the potential impact of the ACA is that if employers self-fund, it will leave the older, sicker population to the fully insured, small employer group market.

Texas C.P.R.C. c. 140: The New Standard for Subrogation Rights

On September 17, 2014
C.P.R.C. c. 140, governing subrogation, went into effect January 1, 2014; enacting H.B. 1869, which was passed months prior; but the finer points are still being explored.

SIIA State Legislative/Regulatory Update Report

On September 16, 2014
This is your weekly update of state legislative/regulatory developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace. Read More.

Stop-Loss Market Expected to Grow to $14 Billion by 2018

On August 13, 2014
A new report published by the ratings agency A.M. Best finds that rising demand for stop-loss insurance will come from small and midsize employers as self-insured insurance plans are not subject to certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act

2nd Quarter Newsletter 2014

On July 23, 2014
What a spring we have had here at The Phia Group. From travelling across the country speaking at various venues, hosting our own Phia Forum a few weeks ago, to our new service offerings; we have been extremely busy here at the home office. Now that the summer is here, you would expect that things would slow down but that’s not the case at all. As the temperature rises, so does our work load, as the number of issues facing the self insured industry continues to grow. Who said that health insurance is boring!?!?!?