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Faces of Phia: Episode 9 - Taking Account with Lisa T!

In this episode of Faces of Phia, Adam and Brady interview the superpowered controller of The Phia Group.  From adventures in the Steel City to conquering “nice problems to have,” the team covers it all in this candid discussion.

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Empowering Plans: P64 - Hospital Transparency!

Let’s Escargot & Meet LCARA: In this episode Ron and Brady discuss the new legal compliance and regulatory affairs team (“LCARA”) with team member Philip Qualo, and specifically address recent efforts to promote hospital transparency.

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Faces of Phia: Episode 5 – Setting the Pace with Tori: Help me Tori!

In this most recent episode, Tori Pace – another Phia superstar – shares experiences working with each department, what she’s learned from these experiences, and campaigns for a regular seat on the show.

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Empowering Plans: P62 - Obamacare is Still the Law, Right?

Ron and Brady dissect the Texas decision that challenges the legality of the ACA, what it actually means, and what is next – as well as what you could (should?) be doing now.

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Empowering Plans: P61 - Leather Patches & Pipes

The Phia Group’s foray into higher learning!  Ron discusses with professors Silverio and Jablon the forthcoming master’s degree program in plan development they will be teaching.  If you’re up for the challenge, prepare to learn!

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Faces of Phia: Episode 3 – Flying High with Judy

In this episode, Ron and Adam sit down with Judith McNeil. Judith is the most recent winner of our “Employee of the Quarter” award, as well as our second Face of Phia. Judith’s story goes from inspiring to hilarious, and is one you certainly won’t want to miss. Expect to see things differently by the time you’re done with this episode.

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Empowering Plans: P59 - Talkin’ with TPAC

In this “Partners in Empowerment” episode, Ron and Brady enjoy chatting with Michael Meloch, President of TPAC Underwriters and valued member of The Phia Group’s own advisory board.  Michael isn’t shy when it comes to diagnosing the issues, boiling healthcare cost containment down to simple basics we can all appreciate, and telling it like it is.  His employer based perspective and focus on the bottom line (a/k/a “risk”) is as refreshing as it is informative.  Don’t miss this one!

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Faces of Phia: Episode 2 – Not Your “Norma-l” Employee

In today’s episode, our hosts chat with Norma Phillips… our first official “Face of Phia;” (sorry Matt). Norma explains what makes her different (and special) as well as what makes The Phia Group so unique. From Friday night films, to saving the American workers’ job… Norma and the team touch all the bases.

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Empowering Plans: P58 - Special Edition: Talking Politics, Elections, and Healthcare

Like it or not, healthcare is on the ballot – nationally, statewide, and locally. The questions asked and people we elect will have an impact on how we receive and pay for healthcare – and for those of us in the benefits industry – failing to identify the trends, issues, and opportunities is tantamount to waving the white flag. Stay in the know and get ready to go; don’t miss this episode of Empowering Plans.

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Empowering Plans: P57 - AHPs: Will They Live Up to the Hype?

Have you heard?  In 2019 it will be easier than ever to form a self-funded “Association Health Plan” (AHPs) … So what?  In the words of  Jurassic Park’s Dr. Ian Malcolm (a/k/a Jeff Goldblum), we have been so preoccupied with whether or not we could, we didn’t stop to think if we should.  This podcast discusses the pros and cons, as well as benefits and hurdles the final rules have created for these new AHPs.  From compliance with State MEWA laws to obeying federal laws such as ERISA’s consumer protections (including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act [MHPAEA]), we dissect why we must slow our run towards AHPs to a measured walk.

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