America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national
trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP’s members
provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans
through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and
public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public
policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans
through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation.
AHIP is one of the most effective
trade associations in Washington D.C., according to a recent “Trademarks”
survey, which evaluated the effectiveness of over 50 trade and professional
associations. According to Politico
Influence, the policy leaders surveyed ranked AHIP second
in overall effectiveness and #1 in grassroots advocacy.
Tens of thousands of industry professionals rely on AHIP to
provide first-class advocacy, education, and information.
Major legislative and regulatory activity relating to health care has made advocacy on behalf of the industry more important than ever before. AHIP represents the industry before policymakers and regulators in Washington, at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and in all 50 states. Leveraging relationships in the public and private sectors, AHIP raises awareness around critical issues facing health plans and advocates for policies that align with the strategic priorities set by the Board of Directors.
AHIP's exemplary reputation as an industry leader draws best
in class speakers to our many conferences
located across the country. Research has shown that thousands of professionals
return to AHIP conferences year after year to hear top speakers, receive
up-to-the-minute information and engage in many valuable networking
In addition, AHIP's broad variety of online courses provide
professional knowledge to improve job skills and performance. AHIP has offered
educational programs to hundreds of thousands of health care professionals
throughout the world for more than 50 years. AHIP continuously updates and
enhances our educational offerings to make our programs the most relevant in
the health care industry.
Data and research are critical components of AHIP’s successes.
AHIP’s Center for Policy and Research conducts and publishes original research
and provides analysis and commentary on the research of others. The Center's
publications educate the policy community and news media about key products and
market segments that are of interest to policymakers.