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Face the Change – Plan Design, Administrative Claims Processing and Payment Changes Needed in Light of COVID-19 and New Regulatory Obligations

On April 27, 2021

Health benefit plans and the entities that serve them are feeling the squeeze.  Federal and State lawmakers are issuing new regulations on an almost monthly basis, including but not limited to the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA), COBRA, Mental Health Parity, and the No Surprises Act.  Meanwhile, health care providers are making adjustments in response to the economic damage they suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Join The Phia Group as they share with you the information you need to remain compliant, while also predicting what the provider industry will look like in the months and years to come.  In addition, The Phia Group will immediately host two breakout sessions following the webinar, with one session addressing ARPA, COBRA, regulatory updates and requisite plan updates in greater detail, and the other session will ensure attendees know what to do to maintain compliance with Mental Health Parity in the face of ever-changing provider practices.

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

To obtain a recording of our Breakout Sessions, please use the links below:

Breakout #1: New Regulations Impose Additional MHPAEA Compliance Requirements – Act Now!

Breakout #2: COBRA Changes Under ARPA – What You Need to Know

Fallout in the Spring – COVID Claim Disputes, Surprise Billing RBP Opportunities & Return to Work Vaccine Mandates

On March 24, 2021

The costs and conflicts ushered in by the COVID-19 fallout are becoming more apparent. Industry members are debating numerous issues, such as when a plan should pay and whether workers’ compensation should be a primary payer. Both opportunities and challenges appear, especially for fiduciaries, from post-pandemic legislation, such as the No Surprises Act, to state and federal COVID-19 rules – impacting Reference Based Pricing and claims processing in general.  Join The Phia Group as we discuss post-COVID era regulations applicable to benefit plans, as well as industry issues emerging from this new chapter in the pandemic saga.

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

To obtain a recording of our Breakout Sessions, please use the links below:

Breakout #1: Stop-loss Claims, Fiduciary Obstacles & COVID-19

Breakout #2: Surprise Billing & RBP Opportunities

A Blueprint for Success – Lessons from 2020, Expectations for 2021

On February 25, 2021

Join The Phia Group to learn from the past, and plan for the future!  In this webinar, The Phia Group will both examine what has happened as well as predict what is to come, as they help you identify what needs to be done to ensure the best possible outcomes for this coming year.  They will discuss President Biden’s first month in office, identify whom he has appointed for key roles (and examine their track records on healthcare), as well as dissect the issues that were most relevant in 2020 – ensuring we learn from both the victories and losses of the year that has ended.

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

To obtain a recording of our Breakout Sessions, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

The “No Surprises Act,” COVID Relief, and Plan Design Changes Impacting Your Business in 2021

On January 20, 2021

After a hectic political showdown, the president has signed legislation which includes comprehensive protection from surprise medical billing. This 5,000-page bill, along with a raging pandemic and a new administration, is certain to have our industry scrambling to keep up. Join The Phia Group in a new webinar format as they discuss the COVID-19 relief bill, the impact on the industry, and everything in between. From plan design changes to updates on fiduciary duties and subrogation, we have got you covered as we ring in the New Year. Following the one-hour webinar, there will be two 30-minute breakout sessions, addressing plan design changes, stop-loss issues, and legal and regulatory updates affecting claims.

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

To obtain a recording of our Breakout Sessions, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

New Opportunities to Save, Create Revenue & Avoid Scary Practices

On October 19, 2020

Join The Phia Team as they share some of the industry’s scariest blunders and gruesome practices. Turn down the lights and prepare to be horrified; but fear not... with this trick there are also treats. Not only will attendees learn from others' mistakes, but we will also pull from our bag of goodies new sources of revenue and savings for plans and administrators alike. If you miss this one, it will haunt you for the rest of your life.

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Benefits on the Ballot – A Political Update for Health Benefits Professionals

On September 22, 2020

Election season is underway.  The future of healthcare will be decided via the ballot box, court rooms, and congressional halls.  Pandemic or no pandemic, the gears of democracy are turning and what happens now will have long term effects for us all.  Join The Phia Group as they discuss the most important elections (including candidates’ positions on health), ongoing legal cases, and proposed laws.  They will dissect each and provide you with not only thoughts on how they may impact us, but how we can best prepare for likely outcomes.

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Conflicts Abound – Providers & Facilities Fight Back

On August 17, 2020

U.S. hospitals have lost over $200 billion from March to June as a result of canceled services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, providers have changed their tactics. They are raising prices, appealing more denied claims, more aggressively fighting referenced-based pricing, and stepping up collections efforts. Now, more than ever, it is imperative for plans and their partners to be vigilant and protect their members and plan assets. Join The Phia Group’s team as they discuss these new aggressive tactics as well as the conflicts they are causing with networks and stop-loss.

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

The Underlying Regulatory Landscape - Don’t Get Lost in the New Normal

On July 15, 2020

As we remain hyper-focused on COVID-19, it is easy to forget other ongoing impactful industry events. Life goes on, and so too does lawmaking and litigation. Statutes, regulations, and case law have been and continue to be considered, debated, and finalized; resulting in serious, lasting effects.  It behooves us all to track them accordingly. Luckily for you, The Phia Group’s legal team has done just that – and they will happily inform and advise on what to watch, and how to adjust. Join us for this free, but invaluable event.

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

Old Issues, New Environment – Not The Same Old Song

On June 16, 2020

Join The Phia Group’s team of experts as they discuss familiar issues such as balance billing, surprise billing, mental health parity, telemedicine, COB, and others, while framed in the context of these unique times. How has COVID-19 changed these issues, if at all? How is the new employer environment exposing these issues? Listen in to find out what The Phia Group has to say!

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.

A Pandemic Economy – Industry Risks and Opportunities

On May 19, 2020

As the economy suffers, our industry is impacted when employers furlough employees or implement layoffs, as well when employers can no longer afford to offer benefits or continue operations.  Fewer benefit plans, fewer plan participants, and dramatic changes in claim type and volume are certain, leaving health benefits at risk during a time when they are most needed.  Yet, there are those that are improving coverage, leveraging opportunities, and preparing to take advantage of the employer, employee, and claims growth likely to follow a lifting of stay-at-home orders.  Join The Phia Group as they discuss ways administrators are extending benefits and taking care of those in need.  From COBRA to workers' compensation, mandates to stop-loss, join us to discover innovative ways to conquer the challenges and come out on top.

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To obtain a copy of our webinar slides, please reach out to mpainten@phiagroup.com.