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Fallout in the Spring – COVID Claim Disputes, Surprise Billing RBP Opportunities & Return to Work Vaccine Mandates

On March 24, 2021
Are you ready for this new chapter in the pandemic saga? Learn about Covid claim disputes, surprise billing RBP opportunities and vaccine mandates.

No Surprises Act & “Plan Websites”

On March 19, 2021
We received a great question about whether plans must host the provider list and directory on their website or can simply link to it. Read to learn more.

Empowering Plans: P104 – COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates – Vaccinating Vulnerable Populations

On March 17, 2021
This podcast discusses vaccinating vulnerable populations for Covid. Learn about herd immunity and the next steps for expanding vaccine eligibility.

A COBRA Conundrum

On March 15, 2021
COBRA has become more accessible than ever. Learn about how it is making timelines more difficult to follow and coverage more difficult to administer.

EBSA Provides Clarification and Sows Confusion with Outbreak Period Guidance

On March 8, 2021
The EBSA released its Disaster Relief Notice addressing the tolling timelines. Learn about how to parse through this confusing topic with The Phia Group.

So the Outbreak Period Ended?

On March 2, 2021
The DOL released an EBSA Disaster Relief Notice which limits agencies' authority by statute and gives people a chance for relief up to a year. Read here.

Empowering Plans: P103 – One Step Forward; Two Steps Back - The Lockdown and its Effect on Children with Disabilities

On March 2, 2021
Join Timothy Pope, an Attorney in the Provider Relations Department, and Garrick Hunt, Phia’s Sales Manager, as they host a candid discussion about the harmful effects that the sweeping lockdown has had on families, and in particular on children with disabilities. Since the closing of most public schools, many children with disabilities have suffered immensely. As a parent of a child with mental disabilities, Garrick dives into his first-hand account of the lockdown’s impact on his family.

A Blueprint for Success – Lessons from 2020, Expectations for 2021

On February 25, 2021
Join The Phia Group to learn from the past, and plan for the future! In this webinar, The Phia Group will both examine what has happened as well as predict what is to come, as they help you identify what needs to be done to ensure the best possible outcomes for this coming year. They will discuss President Biden’s first month in office, identify whom he has appointed for key roles (and examine their track records on healthcare), as well as dissect the issues that were most relevant in 2020 – ensuring we learn from both the victories and losses of the year that has ended.

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.

DON’T PANIC – Mental Health Parity Compliance Expanded

On February 8, 2021
Ease your mind about complying with Section 203 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Learn more about this Compliance and its requirements/process.

Empowering Plans: P101 – Groundhog Day - A Year of COVID-19

On February 4, 2021
In this episode of Empowering Plans, join Brady Bizarro and Jen McCormick as they have a conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on employers, health plans, and employees. How should employers be dealing with mental health, physical health, and productivity issues? What steps can health plans take to reduce claims exposure? How are employers planning to return to the office later this year? It may feel like Groundhog Day, but our advice is certainly not more of the same.

HIPAA Compliance Audits – Good News and Bad News

On February 1, 2021
The government recently released findings of the extensive HIPAA compliance audit performed in 2016 and 2017. Click to learn more about the results!

Energage Names The Phia Group a Winner of the 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award

On January 28, 2021
Read how energage names the Phia Group a Winner of the 2021 top workplace USA award. Learn what they are doing to empower plans and enable their employees.

The Hefty Price Tag of Covid-Related Substance Abuse Disorders

On January 27, 2021
One result of COVID-19 that isn't talked about enough - an increase in overdoses. Learn about how more substance abuse cases are costing employers big $.

Empowering Plans: P100 – President Biden's First 100 Days - What to Expect

On January 22, 2021
In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Ron and Brady discuss the inauguration of President Biden and what his presidency could mean for healthcare policy. With Democrats in control of government, a lot could get done in the first 100 days - on COVID-19 relief, the ACA, and rolling back Trump-era rules. Join us as we break it all down.