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A Failure to Communicate

On August 13, 2021
What is insurance? Why are there problems with health insurance in the U.S.? Read about the healthcare system and insurance through the lense of COVID-19.

Canadian Drug Importation – Back on Track (but not for everyone)

On July 19, 2021
The Biden administration is likely to uphold a Trump administration executive order to approve certain legal foreign drug importation programs. Learn more.

MHPAEA Compliance: The Dreaded NQTL Analysis

On June 1, 2021
The MHPAEA now requires NQTL analyses: need help understanding the policy or analysis guidelines? Contact The Phia Group today.

HHS Resolves the Conflict – Sex Discrimination Includes Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

On May 11, 2021
HHS resolved Section 1557's nondiscrimination policies. The interpretation rules that sex discrimination applies to sexual & gender identity. Read more.

DON’T PANIC – Mental Health Parity Compliance Expanded

On February 8, 2021
Ease your mind about complying with Section 203 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Learn more about this Compliance and its requirements/process.

HIPAA Compliance Audits – Good News and Bad News

On February 1, 2021
The government recently released findings of the extensive HIPAA compliance audit performed in 2016 and 2017. Click to learn more about the results!

Addition By Division

On January 11, 2021
Learn all about what a "spinoff" is when it comes to health benefit plans. Click to find out about how they come to be and how your employer plays a part.

Choose Your Own Adventure: President Biden’s Healthcare Agenda

On January 5, 2021
There are a few different outcomes for big developments the Biden administration is planning in the healthcare sector. See how Georgia plays a huge role!

The U&C Gap Keeps Rearing Its Ugly Head

On December 8, 2020
What constitutes U&C? Find out more about U&C language gaps between a plan and a stop-loss carrier, with easy-to-follow examples. Learn more now!

Discretion vs. Actual Decisions

On November 2, 2020
How can discretionary authority play a part in a plan document? Click to find out what discretionary authority is with examples and the impact it can have.

Updating the Employee Handbook in Unprecedented Times

On October 21, 2020
Employers may want to consider reviewing and updating their employee handbooks in these challenging times. Read about 2 important tips to keep in mind!

Empowering Plans: P92 - Healthcare on Stage & COVID-19 in the White House

On October 13, 2020
In this episode, Ron Peck and Brady Bizarro guide you through a chaotic week for healthcare news. What did we learn (if anything) from the first presidential debate? With COVID-19 infecting the President and much of the West Wing, what can we learn from the President’s experimental treatment? Would self-funded plans cover this treatment? What impact could all of this have on the Affordable Care Act lawsuit? Join us to find out!

Plan Mirroring: What Does It Really Mean?

On August 26, 2020
Plan mirroring provisions can be marketed to make a stop-loss policy airtight for the plan, but there is still the potential for a gap. Learn more!

The Supremes Weigh In

On July 15, 2020
The Supreme Court of the United States recently wrapped up its first full term with Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Learn more about a number of high-profile opinions here.

Black Lives Matter … Yes, Even in Healthcare

On July 8, 2020
At the Phia Group, ensuring every American is insured is not enough; we are firm in our belief that we need to reduce the cost of care at a national level. Learn more today.