The past few months have brought so much intrigue to our industry. Everywhere you looked, something or someone was affecting health care and the insurance industry as a whole. We saw the Supreme Court make a few monumental decisions that will affect how plans are written in the future and the viability of the ACA. We saw interesting court cases placing more potential fiduciary risks upon brokers and administrators. We watched and reacted as more states attempted to limit the ability for smaller employers to self fund their benefits through the use of stop loss coverage and last, but certainly not least, we have seen a monumental increase in the DOL audits to our clients and the industry at large. If there ever was a time that The Phia Group’s services were needed, this is it!
There is no question that health claims costs continue to skyrocket and the use of so called wrap discounts on many of these claims isn’t helping to reduce the burden. If you are looking for some innovative options to stand out from the pack, please contact me as there are so many great ways to truly make a powerful impact on behalf of your employer plans. We can save you and your plans significant claim dollars, you just need to strategize and identify your major pain points.
The next quarter will continue to be eventful so while you enjoy your summer weather, please be sure to let us know if you need some assistance – we are here for you. Happy reading
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By Christopher M. Aguiar, Esq.
(As published within The Self-Insurer)
By Adam V. Russo, Esq.
(As published in Thompson Information Services’ Employer’s Guide to Self-Insuring Health Benefits)