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Will Sex Discrimination be Re-Defined?

On June 6, 2019
Learn more about the US Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) proposed revision of the Affordable Care Act to exclude terms within sexual discrimination.

2nd Quarter Newsletter 2015

On July 16, 2015
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

Doing It For Ourselves

On November 11, 2012
June 28th, 2012 is a date that will not live on in infamy or otherwise. On that date The Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) took the path of least resistance, declaring that The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) is Constitutional, while tearing the claws from the so-called “mandate’s” enforceability. In one fell swoop, SCOTUS both locked PPACA in as the law of the land, and eliminated the government’s ability to enforce the mandate against individuals.

The Supreme Court Opinion on PPACA

On November 11, 2012
The US Supreme Court upheld the sweeping 2010 healthcare law, declaring that Obama and Congress acted within their powers in requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance.

July 2012 Newsletter

On October 19, 2012
What a month it has been. Typical, not much happens in our industry in July but not this year! Less than two weeks after the historic decision, we here at The Phia Group did a webinar on the Supreme Court case with the largest audience we have ever had. Its great to know we are trusted for our efforts on behalf of all of you.