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Energage Names The Phia Group a Winner of the 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award

On January 28, 2021

For Immediate Release

1/28/2021

Canton, MA – Energage Names The Phia Group, LLC a Winner of the 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award.

Today The Phia Group announced that it has earned a 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage.  Energage, an organization that develops solutions to build and brand a vast array of companies, leveraged their 14-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets, to award this prize during what is the prestigious honor’s inaugural year.

Earning this accolade was no small task.  Several thousand organizations from across the country were invited to participate, and winners of the Top Workplaces USA were chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey, issued by Energage.  These results were then calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 Culture Drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“The Phia Group’s mission is to reduce medical costs and improve the quality of health care.  That mission starts and ends with our people.  Our job is to help other employers secure the best benefits for their employees and families; it behooves us to do the same for our own team,” The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam Russo, remarked.  “This award is proof that our focus on benefits, opportunities, and general employee satisfaction is not misguided.  While employee satisfaction is valuable in and of itself, it is equally important as a crucial element of improving our company’s overall value.  If our team doesn’t share our passion or buy into our principles, that reflects in the work product.  Employer success is therefore built upon a foundation of employee success.  By emphasizing an atmosphere of employee satisfaction, we generate better outcomes, satisfied clients and success for all.”

To learn more about The Phia Group, what it is doing to empower plans and enable all employers to be best places to work, please contact Garrick Hunt by email at ghunt@phiagroup.com or by phone at 781-535-5644.

About The Phia Group:

The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, and with offices in Hartford, Boise, and Louisville, is 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.  By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans.

About Energage:

Making the world a better place to work together.™

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture search and the results from 22 million employees surveyed across more than 66,000 organizations,  Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged work force and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

The Boston Globe Names The Phia Group as a Top Place to Work for 2020

On November 20, 2020

For Immediate Release

11/21/2020

Canton, MA – The Boston Globe Names The Phia Group as a Top Place to Work for 2020.

It is with great honor and humility that The Phia Group announces it has been named by The Boston Globe as one of the ​Top Places to Work ​in Massachusetts.  In its 13th annual employee-based survey, The Boston Globe – having assessed anonymous employee feedback, and details about the company – determined that The Phia Group provides one of the most rewarding, meaningful employment experiences in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts​.

Each year, The Boston Globe publishes in its “Top Places to Work” ​issue, a list of employers it recognizes as being the most admired workplaces in the state, voted on by the people who know them best – their employees.  The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement.

When the results were tallied and analysis was completed, The Phia Group was ranked #27 of the top 55 medium sized companies.  “This was a particularly challenging year to be a great place to work, and the companies that made our list went above and beyond to keep their employees safe, engaged, and cared for,” said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. “From offering help with childcare to making the workplace more equitable, to holding virtual events, these employers showed that the best get better in crisis.” 

The rankings ​are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly Workplace Dynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from more than 80,000 individuals at hundreds of Massachusetts organizations.  The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

“This is one of the proudest days of my life.” The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam Russo, remarked.  “I say this team is like family; but we don’t usually get to choose who is a part of our family.  Our employees choose to be part of this family.

“Ensuring that people have access to the best health care at the lowest cost possible is our purpose.  It’s what we provide to our clients, and it’s what we provide to our own staff.” Adam continued.  “When your people are happy, your clients are happy.  It’s not always the easiest or quickest path to success, but it is a lot more permanent.” 

Additional information can be found at Globe.com/TopPlaces.

To learn more about The Phia Group, what it is doing to empower plans and enable all employers to be best places to work, please contact Garrick Hunt by email at ghunt@phiagroup.com or by phone at 781-535-5644.

About The Phia Group:

The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, and with offices in Hartford, Boise, and Louisville, is 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.  By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans.

About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC:

Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, Globe.com, Boston.com, STAT and Globe Direct.

The Phia Group Announces the Continued Offering of Free Health Benefits to Employees and Their Families in 2021

On November 12, 2020

For Immediate Release

November 13, 2020
 

Canton, MA – In 2020, The Phia Group, LLC shocked the industry by announcing their intent to cover the entire cost of health benefits for their employees and families.  Now, The Phia Group is pleased to announce that it will – in 2021 – continue to offer these no-cost benefits to employees and their families. 
 

“This past year has been difficult for everyone.  Between the pandemic, politics, and a complete lack of predictability, the one thing we don’t want our people to worry about is the cost of maintaining their own, and their families’ health,” remarked The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam V. Russo, Esq.  “When we first implemented this program a year ago, our primary goal was to make health care more affordable for our team members – and we accomplished that mission; but that victory is almost outweighed by the residual benefits.  Recruitment of the best talent has been substantially bolstered by this unrivaled benefit, retention of existing talent has never been better, and employee morale is up, despite the 2020 roller coaster.  Not to mention how highly the company is now held in our employees’ spouses’ esteem – which is, of course, the true benchmark of success.”
 

Employees who have been in enrolled in The Phia Group’s self-funded health benefit plan for a fixed number of years will, upon renewing enrollment in 2021, have their contributions paid for by The Phia Group – including coverage for dependents.  This remarkable achievement continues to be made possible thanks to the application and utilization of cost containment measures developed and provided by The Phia Group, combined with proactive efforts on the part of its own plan membership to be cost-conscious “consumers” of healthcare.
 

Ron E. Peck, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Phia Group explained, “2020 was going to be an experiment for us.  We asked whether, by combining plan-based cost-containment efforts with member education, could we keep health care expenses at a level our plan could afford without shifting the burden onto our plan members and their families.  The answer is ‘yes’.”
 

“We are very proud to be able to offer our employees and their families the types of benefits you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else, and at the same time act as living proof that we can empower plans.” Adam concluded.
 

For more information regarding The Phia Group, it’s benefit plan, and the services that make these incredible results possible, please contact Garrick Hunt by email at ghunt@phiagroup.com or by phone at 781-535-5644.

About The Phia Group:

The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, and with offices in Hartford, Boise, and Louisville, is 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.  By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans.

The Phia Group, LLC Announces Promotion of Jason Davis to Senior Vice-President of Provider Relations

On August 3, 2020

For Immediate Release

August 3, 2020

Canton, MA - The Phia Group LLC, the health benefit industry's leading cost-containment service provider, announces the promotion of Jason C. Davis to the role of Senior Vice-President of Provider Relations.  "Jason has been partnered with The Phia Group for nearly 7 years, and we have grown tremendously during this time; we now want to highlight and reward his contributions with a seat at the executive table” stated Adam Russo, CEO of The Phia Group. “Jason has proven himself to me and our clients as a person of intelligence and integrity, and I believe he is the right person to lead our Provider Relations department to the next level."
 

Prior to partnering with The Phia Group in 2014, Jason Davis was Vice-President US Markets for Global Excel Management, where for nearly 10 years he contributed at various levels of claim settlement, dispute resolution, R&D, product development, sales, and leadership.  “I believe in The Phia Group’s mission to lower healthcare costs for all, and so I am thrilled to be part of the Phia family and to build on our success,” added Jason Davis.
 

For more information regarding The Phia Group, please contact Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tim Callender, by email at tcallender@phiagroup.com or by phone at 781-535-5631.


About The Phia Group:

The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, is an experienced provider of health care cost containment techniques offering comprehensive services, designed to control health care costs and protect plan assets.  By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans.

The Phia Group Announces the Offering of Free Health Benefits to Employees and Their Families

On December 19, 2019

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2019

Braintree, MA – The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce that with the ringing in of the new year, it will be offering FREE HEALTH BENEFITS to employees and their families.  Specifically, plan participants that have been enrolled in the plan for five or more years will be enrolled in 2020 and have zero contribution or premium; 100% of the cost of their and their families’ membership is paid for by The Phia Group. 

This remarkable achievement is made possible thanks to the application and utilization of cost containment measures developed and provided by The Phia Group to the self-funded health benefits community, and proactive efforts on the part of its own plan membership to be educated, and cost-conscious “consumers” of healthcare.

The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam V. Russo, Esq., remarked – in response to those that believe cost-shifting the burden of rising healthcare costs onto employees is inevitable – that, with the right tactics in place, health benefits can be affordable and employees do not need to bear the burden of an inefficient health plan.  “If our approach to health benefits didn’t work,” Adam continued, “… could we afford to maintain our contribution levels, year after year?  Could we continue to offer benefits with no co-pays or deductible?  The answer is no.”

Ron E. Peck, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Phia Group explained, “Our mission is to ensure health benefits are robust and affordable for hard working Americans.  Very few people work as hard as our own employees, so providing them with the best, most affordable benefits is us living our mission.”

“We are very proud to be able to offer our employees and their families the types of benefits they’d only see at a very small number of businesses, nationwide;” Adam concluded.

For more information regarding The Phia Group, it’s benefit plan, and the services that make these incredible results possible, please contact Vice President Tim Callender by email at tcallender@phiagroup.com or by phone at 781-535-5631.

About The Phia Group:

The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, is 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.  By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans.

The Phia Group Announces the Opening of its Newest Location in Louisville, Kentucky

On September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019 - For Immediate Release

Louisville, KY - The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Louisville, KY.  Under the leadership of the newly appointed Vice President of Operations and Total Quality Management, Scott Byerley, Esq., this new location strengthens The Phia Group's presence in the central United States - just as it did in the west with its Boise, ID, office - continuing to allow The Phia Group to identify, recruit, and hire the most talented professionals, nationwide.

With a focus on subrogation and claims recovery, as well as other cost containment activities, the Louisville team shares the same passion as the entirety of the "Phia Family," to deliver robust yet affordable health benefits to as many hard working Americans as possible.  " We're very excited to bring The Phia Group to Louisville.  This is a continuation of year after year growth for The Phia Group," remarked Mr. Byerley.  "The Phia Family made this happen with their dedication and passion for everything cost containment and reducing the costs of healthcare."

"These days, it seems like everyone wants to meet virtually... but at The Phia Group, we feel being there still matters.  By continuously expanding our physical presence, we are not only able to draw from an ever expanding talent-pool, but we can also proudly say that our partners are also our neighbors," said Adam V. Russo, CEO of The Phia Group.

For more information regarding The Phia Group's Louisville Office, or to learn more about any of The Phia Group's other locations and services, please contact Tim Callender by email at tcallender@phiagroup.com or by phone at 781-535-5631.

About The Phia Group:

The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, is 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.  By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans.

The Phia Group Announces the Formation of Legal Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Team

On December 17, 2018

December 14, 2018 - For Immediate Release

Braintree, MA -- The Phia Group LLC, one of the health benefit industry’s leading cost-containment service providers, announced that it has completed the formal creation of its internal Legal Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (“LCARA”) team.

The members of this Phia Group Consulting (“PGC”) subdivision will handle the most complex Independent Consultation and Evaluation (“ICE”) queries while performing in-depth research meant to benefit both The Phia Group, and its partners. Led by its Director of Legal Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Brady Bizarro, Esq., as well as Compliance & Oversight Counsel, Andrew Silverio, Esq. and Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Philip Qualo, J.D., the LCARA team will diligently track statutory and regulatory changes, to ensure both the continued compliance of The Phia Group as well as its clientele. By focusing both on the company’s own internal needs as well as the needs of its clients, the LCARA team represents a new stage in “crowd sourcing” information and experience.

“There are certainly a few individuals here or there who include this type of work in their list of responsibilities,” The Phia Group’s CEO Adam Russo remarked, “But we are confident that no team has ever been so focused on remaining ahead of legal challenges, and ensuring that both The Phia Group and its allies learn – and benefit – from each other’s growth, wins, and losses.”

To learn more about The Phia Group, its regulatory compliance services, or any of its offerings, please contact The Phia Group’s Sales Executive, Garrick Hunt, at 781-535-5644 or Info@PhiaGroup.com.

About The Phia Group

The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, is 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. By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans. Visit www.PhiaGroup.com.

The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce the integration of its Flagship Template

On October 6, 2017
For Immediate Release
October 6, 2017
 
Braintree, MA – The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce the integration of its Flagship Template into its acclaimed Phia Document Management (“PDM”) software, and support for The Phia Group Flagship Template by many leading stop loss carriers.  
 
Recognizing that delays in plan drafting cause many plans to administer old plans – or in some cases – no plan, early in 2017 The Phia Group announced that it had compiled decades of experience servicing various types of plans to develop its Flagship Template.  The Phia Group’s Flagship Template is a complete version of its industry acclaimed, fully customizable plan document template, but users’ time commitment is substantially reduced thanks to The Phia Group having already created a nearly complete plan document.  By populating the document with what it deems to be the best provisions in every regard and applying best practices to create an almost-complete SPD, users enjoy a compliant and innovative plan in comparatively no time at all.  All that remains is for the plan sponsor or its named administrator to fill in their biographical information, insert their selected schedule of benefits, eligibility criteria, and review the language already provided to request edits or revisions.  
 
Building upon this foundation, The Phia Group is now proud to announce that its Flagship Template has been uploaded to its acclaimed Phia Document Management (“PDM”) software, ensuring subscribers can now use and offer The Phia Group Flagship Template to their clientele.  Further, following in-depth review and assessment, The Phia Group Flagship Template is now supported by many leading stop loss carriers as well.
 
“We continue to work towards the evolution of benefit plan documents and self-funding.  Each step we take in the advancement of The Phia Group Flagship Template is also a step forward for our industry.  We will not allow time constraints to limit the quality of our clients’ plan documents.  With The Phia Group Flagship Template, speed and quality are both possible.  Our mission was to reduce the number of questions users need to answer, and we did that – reducing them by 75%.” Remarked The Phia Group’s CEO, Adam V. Russo, Esq.
 
Regarding what’s next for The Phia Group Flagship Template, Mr. Russo advised, “Achieving buy-in from the stop loss industry, as well as adding it to our PDM program, is just the beginning.”   
 
For more information regarding The Phia Group’s Flagship Template, or to learn about any of The Phia Group’s other services, please contact Tim Callender by email at tcallender@phiagroup.com or by phone at 781-535-5631.
 
About The Phia Group:
 
The Phia Group, LLC, headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, is 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.  By providing industry leading consultation, plan drafting, subrogation and other cost containment solutions, The Phia Group is truly Empowering Plans.