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Empowering Plans: P36 - New Kids on the Block

On April 9, 2018

In this episode, Ron, Adam and Brady interview one member of our industry’s albeit too small youth movement.  Our hosts discuss with Brian Olsen what we all can do to attract new interest, and talent, to the business of risk management and hopefully help our industry not only survive, but thrive.

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Empowering Plans: P34 – Loopholes, Untouchables, and An Unlikely Ally

On March 23, 2018

In this episode of Empowering Plans, Adam, Ron, and Brady go around the horn discussing a few hot button topics; from exposing what could be a significant loophole affecting health plans to explaining how certain age groups face unique barriers to obtaining health coverage. Finally, they discuss Idaho’s recent attempts  to thwart Obamacare and the Trump Administration’s surprising reaction.


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Empowering Plans: P33 - Partners in Empowerment – A Prescription for Savings

On March 16, 2018

In this episode Ron and Brady are thrilled to interview LG Hanzel of Rx Results.  LG digs deep on topics ranging from Specialty Drugs to PBMs, and what benefit plans can do to curb the cost of drugs in America – an issue that is big, and getting bigger every day.

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Empowering Plans: P31 - 3 Scoops of Knowledge

On February 26, 2018

In this episode, Adam, Ron and Brady celebrate the forthcoming change in seasons and warming weather, by each selecting a unique topic that is bugging them, and offering their opinions regarding how we should react. This is one cool sampling of self-funded flavor you won’t want to miss.In this episode, Adam, Ron and Brady celebrate the forthcoming change in seasons and warming weather, by each selecting a unique topic that is bugging them, and offering their opinions regarding how we should react. This is one cool sampling of self-funded flavor you won’t want to miss.In this episode, Adam, Ron and Brady celebrate the forthcoming change in seasons and warming weather, by each selecting a unique topic that is bugging them, and offering their opinions regarding how we should react. This is one cool sampling of self-funded flavor you won’t want to miss.

In this episode, Adam, Ron and Brady celebrate the forthcoming change in seasons and warming weather, by each selecting a unique topic that is bugging them, and offering their opinions regarding how we should react.  This is one cool sampling of self-funded flavor you won’t want to miss.

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Empowering Plans: P30 - Fireside Chat with The President

On February 16, 2018

This is it!  Our first Empowering Plans guest, and it’s a doozy.  In this episode none other than the Self-Insurance Institute of America’s CEO and President, Michael Ferguson, sits down with Adam, Ron and Brady to discuss everything – from past wins and losses, to plans for 2018.  From conflicts within the industry, to threats from beyond… Mike doesn’t hold back, and you – like we – get to enjoy the results.

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Empowering Plans Segment 29 - Disruption or Not?

On February 7, 2018

In this episode, our hosts discuss the recent announcement that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan are looking to collaborate on “health care.”  Is this just a new way to supply medical goods, deliver care, or handle the entire exchange (including enrollment and payment)?  How can broker/advisors, plan administrators, and other members of the industry benefit from this change?  And who should be most concerned?  This and more await you in “Empowering Plans.”

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Empowering Plans Segment 28 - Game-changers

On January 29, 2018
This week, our hosts discuss Adam’s recent travels and review events.  We are not alone in our attitudes and desires to change the industry for the better, and now we have proof of that fact!  What ideas and concepts were shared with Adam, and how can we add fuel to the fire?

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Empowering Plans Segment 27 - Mandate? We don’t need no stinking mandate!

On January 22, 2018

In this episode, Adam, Ron, and regular co-hose – Brady Bizarro – address the new tax law, elimination of the individual mandate, and how it may impact benefit plans of all types.  In particular, they examine the psyche of low risk lives and ask the all-important question – how do we keep them enrolled without the mandate?

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Empowering Plans Segment 26 - Lightning Strikes Twice – Top 2017 Issues Impacting 2018

On January 10, 2018

In this episode, the “Phia Group Boys” freestyle as they share the issues they felt defined 2017 and are likely to impact 2018.  From taxes to law; partnerships to reform… nothing is safe from their analysis and we all benefit from their warnings!  This is an episode you cannot afford to miss.

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Empowering Plans Segment 25 - A Taxing Time

On December 21, 2017
In this special edition of the podcast, The Phia Group's CEO Adam Russo and Attorney Brady Bizarro discuss the new GOP tax bill in depth. Specifically, how does the bill affect employers? What does the repeal of the individual mandate mean for the self insured industry and for the future of Obamacare?

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