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Empowering Plans: P88 - SCOTUS & HHS – ICYMI

On August 3, 2020

In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Jen and Nick discuss significant developments in nondiscrimination regulations, and the implications for those in the self-funding industry. They talk through the evolution of Section 1557 of the ACA, the new final rule issued by HHS, the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the looming legal challenges as the health care field attempts to reconcile what we’re hearing from the Supreme Court and HHS. They piece together what all this means for employer-sponsored plans, and offer some advice as to how employers and plans should respond.

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Empowering Plans: P87 - COVID-19’s Catch-22

On July 23, 2020

In this episode of the Empowering Plans podcast, Ron and Brady discuss a Catch-22 emerging in the midst of the global pandemic - as more government intervention is needed to deal with COVID-19, calls for a public option and Medicare for All grow louder. Join them as they discuss this issue and other looming threats to the industry; from uncertainty over the ACA and out of control drug prices to the disruption of employment-based health insurance.

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Wicked Awesome Wins: Episode 1 – A Million Dollar Start

On May 6, 2020

Today, we launch a new series harkening to our Boston roots - “Wicked Awesome Wins.” Here, we will showcase our staff and some of their most successful and noteworthy wins on behalf of our clients. Join Ron and Brady as they interview Attorney Robert Martinez and explore a case in which he secured a massive balance bill write-off from a hospital using some creative tactics.

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Empowering Plans: P83 – Video Conferencing & the Risk to PHI

On April 27, 2020

In this episode, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro are joined by consulting attorney Nicholas Bonds. Nick describes the unique concerns facing covered entities and their business associates as more of us utilize video conferencing platforms while under quarantine. What steps should you take to keep PHI safe? Finally, Ron and Brady end on a high note, summarizing some of the positive COVID-19 news that has come of late.

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Empowering Plans: P82 – COVID-19: Studies on Treatment Costs & Industry Impact

On April 13, 2020

Join Attorneys Brady Bizarro and Jennifer McCormick as they discuss some of the latest studies on the potential cost of COVID-19 treatment for self-funded plans, the projected impact on employer-sponsored insurance, and how they think this pandemic could change the industry.

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Empowering Plans: P81 – COVID-19: Provider & State Impact

On March 31, 2020

In this public health emergency, the federal government is not the only entity taking significant action. Join attorneys Brady Bizarro and Kelly Dempsey as they dive into the unique responses we have seen from individual states and providers while evaluating their impact on the self-funded industry.

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Empowering Plans: P80 – COVID-19: Latest Updates & Legislation

On March 19, 2020

In this episode of Empowering Plans, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro discuss the latest developments related to COVID-19, the impact on the self-funded industry, and review the contours of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which guarantees free coronavirus testing for all Americans as well as an expansion of paid sick days for a subset of workers.

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Empowering Plans: P79 - COVID-19 Preparedness: What Self-Funded Plans Should Be Doing Right Now

On March 11, 2020

In this special edition of Empowering Plans, Brady Bizarro and Jennifer McCormick discuss the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Join them for their insight into how you should be preparing, what concerns you should have about your benefits documents, and how to navigate applicable law.

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Empowering Plans: P78 – Debating the Debates

On March 6, 2020

 

In this episode, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro assess candidates’ (and EX-candidate’s) proposals, and what it all means for our industry.

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Empowering Plans: P77 – Care Where? Care Everywhere!

On January 31, 2020

In this episode, Adam and Ron interview industry legend, Ernie Clevenger, regarding CareHere, LLC, the future of consumer-centric medicine, technology – and most importantly – the MyHealthGuide newsletter!

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