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Adam V. Russo, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Phia Group LLC; an experienced provider of health care cost containment techniques offering comprehensive claims recovery, plan document and consulting services designed to control health care costs and protect plan assets. The Phia Group’s overall mission is to reduce the cost of plans through its recovery strategies, innovative technologies, legal expertise, and focused, flexible customer service.

Attorney Russo is also the founder and managing partner of The Law Offices of Russo & Minchoff, a full-service law firm with offices in Boston and Braintree, MA. Attorney Russo’s practice is devoted to representing employers, plan fiduciaries, third-party administrators and carriers in employment and employee benefits matters throughout the United States.

He is a frequent speaker and author on health care and employee benefits topics at webinars, conferences and seminars across the country. Attorney Russo’s industry leading blog, www.passionforsubro.com is regularly updated with news and information relevant to the entire healthcare industry.

Attorney Russo obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Masters Degree in Finance from the Frank Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.  He also acquired an undergraduate degree from Suffolk University, where he double majored in Political Science and Public Relations. He was recognized by Suffolk University with the 2005 Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award.

Attorney Russo is the Contributing Editor to Thompson Publishing Group’s Employer’s Guide to Self-insuring Health Benefits.  He is on the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) Board of Directors and is on the Board of Directors at JFS of Metro-West, a non-profit agency that provides social services, elder care, adoption services, and domestic violence assistance. Attorney Russo is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Adam and his wife Kelly have two wonderful young girls named Soli and Maeve.  In addition to spending his spare time with his family and friends, Adam enjoys paddle boarding, swimming, jet skiing and watching his beloved Cleveland Indians baseball team

 

Recent Posts

Urgent Care Education Could Reduce Employer Health Care Costs

October 21, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Employers experiencing higher medical costs due to unnecessary emergency room utilization by employees may be able to reduce those costs by better educating employees about their cho
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W-2 Reporting: Employers Should Start Gearing Up to Report the Cost of Employer-Sponsored Group Health Coverage

Under health care reform, employers are required to report to employees the cost of their employer-sponsored group health plan coverage. This reporting is for informational purposes only and is intended to inform employees of
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Wal-Mart Cuts Some Health Care Benefits

After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many f
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HHS Releases Final Regulations For ACOs

The Obama administration on Thursday bowed to health industry concerns about its plans for Medicare accountable care organizations, making it easier for doctors and hospitals to participate in the program designed to lower me
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State Health Care Reform Update

For the last few years, states have been leading the way toward more comprehensive health care coverage to ensure that more people have or can obtain health insurance. With the passage of federal health care reform, states wi
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What’s Next on the Road to Health Care Reform for Group Health Plans?

The health care reforms introduced in 2010 take effect in stages. The IRS, DOL and HHS delayed the enforcement of some market reforms that took effect for group health plans in plan years beginning on or after September 23, 2
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Questions About Essential Health Benefits

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently issued its long-awaited report on defining the essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As expected, the committee preparing the IOM report did not recommend whic
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The Bottom Line: How the Affordable Care Act Helps America’s Families

Over the last two decades, paying health insurance premiums and other health care bills has become increasingly hard for American families. As premiums have gone up each year and the cost of health care has escalated, more an
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Interpreting Ambiguous Plan Language

So half the parties interpreting a possibly ambiguous plan term that is subject to discretionary review come out one way in reading the term, and the other two the other way. Who wins? Well, this is a trick question to some e
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