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3rd Quarter Newsletter – Phia News

Phia Gives Back – 2014 Charity

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. We not only make monetary donations, but also collect needed items and have a company-wide day off so that our employees can volunteer their time and efforts to the cause. This year we have chosen to work with Jewish Family Service of Metro-west (JFS).

JFS provides vital social, health, and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives, and support people in need. The program that The Phia Group is involved with is the Reducing Achievement Gaps program (RAG). RAG is a comprehensive system of interventions to address the academic and social needs of poor children of immigrant families in Framingham, Massachusetts, located 30 miles from our office in Braintree.

RAG is based at the 550 student Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, located in Framingham’s poorest and highest-crime neighborhood. RAG gives Framingham’s most economically and educationally challenged school age children and their families the help and resources they need to succeed in school and in life. Please click on the link to this video to learn more:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4eowvE4kLw  

Summer Event:  In July, The Phia Group spent a day at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School for our annual volunteer day. We spent the day helping the school with various tasks such as: planting and expanding the school vegetable garden, fixing the concrete school yard by repainting lines, a US map, and other recess games, enhancing the playground by purchasing and installing additional equipment, and interior painting of classrooms and the gym.

We would love to be able to provide the students of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School with everything they need, and would greatly appreciate any donation from you. If you would like to make a donation you may do so by visiting: http://www.jfsmw.org /JFS_giving.html?action_donateReport=1&partner=networkforgood&ein=04-2730898, or by mailing a check made payable to JFS of Metrowest to The Law Offices of Russo & Minchoff, 123 Boston St., 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02125

Phia in the Industry

In Case You Missed It …

7/30 – EBMS – Employer’s View:  Cost Containment

8/28 – Sun Life – Self Funding … The Future

9/10 – Connecticut – Pequot – “Curiosity Saved the Healthcare Budget”

9/16 – Sun Life – Self funding … The Future

9/17 – Sun Life – Self Funding … The Future

9/25 – CDB – “Affordable Care Act: What’s in the cards?”

9/26 – Kempton – Oklahoma City – The Perfect Self Funded Plan

Coming to a Conference Hall Near You!

10/6 – SIIA – Best Practices & Cautionary Tales of Referene Based Pricing for TPA & Employers

10/15 – SPBA -Controlling the Hidden High Costs of Drugs Through Your Plan Design

10/23 – HealthFirst – The Perfect Self-Funded Plan

10/28 – Delaware Captive Insurance Association – “Best In Class Self-Insured Group Health Plans – What Captive Insurance Professionals Needs to Know!

11/11 – NASP – Reform & Recovery – Not the Type of R&R You Needed!

New Faces at Phia

Angela Grande – Legal

Lisa Tamulynas  – Recovery

Talise Rivers – Case Support

Joseph Huddleston – Case Support

Moving on Up !!!

Jason Kemp advanced to a CRS IV (specializing in WC)

Amanda Grogan transitioned from CE to CI

Leiana Turner transitioned from CI to a CRS Assistant

Naviana to CS Auditor & Trainer

Kathy Gatanti to Team Leader

Shannon Burns – Info Tier to Case Tier

Derriek Mish – Info Tier to Case Tier

Lyneka Hubbert – CSR to Info Tier

Jessica Goscik – Promoted to Customer Services Department

Additions to the Phamily … Mattie Sesin welcomed a new addition to her family … Say Hello to  …

Kaitlyn Francis Sesin