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2020 Renewal Season - Decisions Today, Uncertain Tomorrow

It’s plan renewal season, and we find ourselves making decisions that will define how plans will operate over the next year.  This is no easy task!  First, we confront known issues and hurdles – such as increasing drug costs, regulatory crackdowns, and aggressive providers – looming before us.  Additionally, despite the need to make these decisions now, the future is more uncertain than ever before.  Between litigation challenging the constitutionality of the ACA and an already wild 2020 Presidential election, no one truly knows what next year will look like.  How can we make decisions today at renewal, that address the issues of tomorrow – both known and unknown?

Join The Phia Group for a “can’t miss” review of important issues impacting plan renewals, address known roadblocks, and perform an assessment of the candidates’ positions on healthcare – with an eye toward what we should be doing today to prepare for an uncertain tomorrow.

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Back to School: 2020 Renewals

 

As players in the self-funded industry have found out the hard way, keeping business often isn’t easy. Fiduciary obligations and other difficult situations can arise when we all least expect them, and when we are worst-equipped to deal with them (such as in the height of renewal season). By popular demand, this month’s webinar will focus on when fiduciary duties can arise, who needs to be careful, and how those duties might affect your 2020 renewals.

Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they provide the education needed to help you meet your obligations and keep your business safe – and provide the information you need to earn a “passing grade” during renewal season!

 

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Trump’s Executive Order on Transparency: How it Will Effect Each Segment of Our Industry

On June 24, 2019, President Trump issued his “Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First.” This Order requires hospitals to publicly post their prices, and is designed to give healthcare consumers more choice and better decision-making capabilities.

Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they discuss the executive order point by point; they’ll touch on what they like and don’t like about it, and – more importantly – what this all means for you.

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The Impact of State, Federal Laws, and Current Market Trends on Self-Funding

Attention, self-funders: things are happening! State and federal governments have been busy beavers, either passing legislation or at least looking into it. Whether it's surprise billing laws, Medicare-for-all initiatives, or public exchange options, you need to know about it.

Join The Phia Group's legal team as they share some interesting perspectives on the current legislative climate.

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To Pay, or Not to Pay … The Guide to Handling Claims, Denials, and Appeals

A claim arrives. Is it payable? Such a simple question triggers so many complex scenarios. In this era of steadily increasing appeals, to pay or exclude is only the first step. Even if it’s covered, how much is payable? Are there network entanglements or stop-loss issues? Employer bias or HR concerns? Never mind gaps! Even IF the claims are properly handled, has the written notification of adverse benefit determination been issued properly? Who can file an appeal? How? What timelines apply? What steps do you take, to set yourself up to triumph, if and when it ends up in front of a court of law? As so many administrators have discovered the hard way, it is all too easy to make mistakes that can come back to bite you later. DON’T PANIC! Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they discuss the good, bad, and ugly truths about the claims process, and how to safely navigate the various TPA and health plan duties associated with it.

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Evolving Healthcare Issues and Events You Need to Know

 

The healthcare space is rapidly evolving – and self-funding is no exception. Legislators, regulators, and courts are constantly providing new guidance – some good, some not. For this month’s webinar, we’re going to present some current events; we’ll discuss how they can help or hurt self-funded players, and what you can do to take advantage of them (or avoid the pitfalls created).

Join The Phia Group’s legal team for an hour as they tackle some of the most relevant topics currently affecting our industry, and explain what they mean to you and your business.

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Transparency: A Building Block of Self-funding

Whether from unpredictable provider charges, “black box” claims repricing, mysterious PBM rebates, or unobtainable claims data, entities operating in the self-funded space such as employers, TPAs, brokers, and stop-loss carriers have been forced to deal with a systemic lack of transparency.
 
Join The Phia Group’s legal team as they discuss some emerging and ongoing transparency issues, measures being taken to try to resolve them, and methods you can use to get the data you need in order to lower costs.

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What We Love About Self-Funding in 2019

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and we’re feeling the love.  Too often we, as an industry, spend our time discussing issues, problems, and concerns, and don’t dedicate enough time to the features and opportunities that make self-funding great.  We focus so much on “how we save” self-funding, that we forget to celebrate the reasons why self-funding is worth saving in the first place.  Join the team as they discuss what makes self-funding such a great option for so many employers and employees, as well as the incredibly cool new innovations rolling out in 2019, that will be sure to make self-funding a sweetheart for even more employers this year and beyond.

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The Affordable Care Act in 2019: A Look Ahead

This year, we mark the ninth anniversary of the healthcare law that transformed our industry. The Affordable Care Act has been under assault from the White House, from Congress, and now, it has been declared unconstitutional by a federal court. Despite the embattled state of the ACA, the Trump administration has set an agenda for the ACA's implementation this year, and it remains the law of the land. In this webinar, The Phia Group's legal team will explore the many legal and political battles that threaten the ACA's existence while covering those key provisions that have changed, those that have remained the same, and everything in between.

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What to Expect in 2019 – Part 2

To build on last month’s webinar (Part 1), join The Phia Group’s legal team for an hour on December 12, 2018, as they present the second part of this two-part series on What to Expect in 2019. Touching on topics such as appeals, stop-loss trends, reference-based pricing, and much more, this webinar will highlight current industry happenings and our predictions to help you look forward to the coming year. Just like last month: miss this one, and you’ll be left behind.

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