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Act Now, Plan Ahead – The 2021 Endgame and 2022 Outlook

On November 16, 2021
Renewal season is in full swing, and 2022 will be here before you know it. Are you confident that you have done everything you need to do to close 2021 on a high, and enter 2022 on the right foot? Join The Phia Group as they discuss what must be done now to finish 2021 strong, as well as forecast what to expect in 2022. The Phia Group’s unrivaled access to data, industry developments, and ongoing analysis has allowed us to identify what to expect and how to prepare. From the No Surprises Act and transparency, to COVID fallout and threats posed by prescription drug costs and rehab facilities, both the constant stream of regulatory changes and provider efforts to squeeze payers, hurdles and opportunities of today will dictate the outlook for 2022.

A Spooky Surprise: NSA Regulations on IDR Released

On October 19, 2021
On September 30th, the federal government released an interim final rule to enact additional components of the No Surprises Act. See what it entails.

Stories from the Front Lines – A Collection of Recent Relevant Case Studies & COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

On September 21, 2021
It has been said that failure is often the greatest teacher. Join The Phia Group as they share some of their cautionary tales meant to enlighten and caution.

The Provider Perspective – Analysis and Response to How Providers are Reacting to Recent Rule Changes and Reform

On August 24, 2021
Join The Phia Group for another complimentary webinar, as they assess how providers are likely to react to the new healthcare pricing rules and more!

Surprise, surprise! Analyzing the No Surprises Act Part Deux

On July 12, 2021
In this webinar, The Phia Group attorneys discuss the No Surprises Act: dive into the world of surprise bills and dissect this important law. Watch now!

Back on Track: Plan Sponsor Priorities for the Second Half of 2021

On June 21, 2021
In this webinar, The Phia Group's attorneys explain how plan sponsors and partners can get back to normal after COVID-19. Watch the webinar here.

The Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel – Pandemic Fallout and Permanent Changes

On May 24, 2021
In this webinar, the Phia Group attorneys discuss COVID-19 pandemic regulations and how they could influence the future. Watch the webinar here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.