The Phia Group Kicks Off the New Year – January 2015 Webinar – Register Now and Secure Your Spot!!!

Register Now! – Spots Are Limited “IMPLANT WARS: How monitoring provider self-referrals & negotiating based on actual costs can result in major plan savings!” Wednesday, January 14, 2015 1:00 PM EST to 2:00 PM EST Join Us – Register Today!!!! Those who fai
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Supreme Court ACA subsidy challenge to impact employer mandate penalties

Early next year, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that labor law and health care benefit advisers say could affect the Affordable Care Act’s strict employer mandate penalties. Read more…
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The year in exchanges: Where private exchanges go from here

It’s been a year of massive growth for private exchanges, with estimates of more than three million people receiving employer health benefits through them by mid-2014, according to business management consultancy Accenture. Yet, 2015 is expected to see even more growth and acquisition
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View From McDermott: A New Type of ERISA-Based Hold-Up—The Rise of Out-of-Network Provider Suits Against Self-Funded Health Care Plans

By Amy Gordon & Michael Graham Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of physicians who have dropped out of Preferred Provider Organization (‘‘PPO’’) and Health Maintenance Organization (‘‘HMO’’) networks and attempted to negotiate their own fin
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Association Positioned to Protect Self-Insurance Marketplace Once Again

The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) announced that it has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ August 4, 2014 decision upholding the State of Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act against the associa
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How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients’ Wages

By Paul Kiel, Chris Arnold (NPR) On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city’s only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main entrance, and inside, the bright hallways seem endless. Long known as Heartland
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Supreme Court to hear King v. Burwell on March 4, decision likely in June

By Lisa Schencker The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in King v. Burwell for March 4, meaning a decision in the landmark case is likely by the end of June. Read more...
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SIIA Appeals ERISA Preemption Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Special Communication Association Positioned to Protect Self-Insurance Marketplace Once Again December 18. 2014 — The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) announced that it has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn th
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Vermont’s Giving Up On Single-Payer Health Care Over Ballooning Costs

By Sarah Hurtubise Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is canceling his dream plan to create a single-payer health system in the state, he announced Wednesday. Read more…
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The Phia Group, LLC Comments on Recent Industry Developments

December 18, 2014; Braintree, MA Less Takes More – The Phia Group Addresses the Summary of Benefits & Coverage Requirement: Benjamin Franklin, Blaise Pascal, and Mark Twain are all credited with having said, “I would have written a shorter letter, if I’d had the
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