2019 Annual State Issues Retreat

  • September 25 – 27, 2019
  • Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C.

Attendance is limited to AHIP health insurance provider members, AHIP Retained Counsel, and state trade association executives.

Focused discussions | Big picture thinking | Ideas that hit home

Take a few days out of the office to focus on state-level strategic planning. At AHIP’s Annual State Issues Retreat, you’ll get expert guidance on the latest regulatory and legislative issues. You’ll brainstorm with those who face similar challenges, then take home state-specific solutions that can make an impact within the communities you serve.

In a collaborative, retreat style setting that fosters meaningful networking and idea-sharing, we’ll take on the issues that matter most, including:

  • High-cost Drugs
  • Surprise Billing
  • Alternative & Universal Health Care
  • Medical Management
  • Reinsurance and 1332 Waivers
  • Privacy (Cybersecurity and Personal Data)
  • Supplemental Assessments

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Click here to register.

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September 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
State Trade Executives Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Retained Counsel Briefing
September 26
7:45 am - 5:30 pm
Registration Desk Open
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Session
9:00 am - 9:40 am
General Session
A Conversation with Commissioner Altman (PA)
9:45 am - 10:45 am
General Session
Single Payer and Other Alternative Coverage Options – States Forge Ahead
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
General Session
Surprise Billing: Not Such a Surprise
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
General Luncheon Session
Federal Impacts on the State Health Insurance Market
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions

Covering State Regulatory and Legislative Highlights for Supplemental Coverages

Medicaid Policy and Advocacy: Emerging Issues and Trends

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions

The Pharmacy Front: Fighting High Drug Costs and PBM Attacks in the Trenches

Mental Health Parity Reporting – An Emerging Trend?

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
General Session
Trends for 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
General Session
Regional Discussions
5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Day 1 Adjourns
September 27
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 9:20 am
General Breakfast Session
Prior Authorization: The Basics to Automation
9:20 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 10:45 am
General Session
Understanding How to Improve and Defend Prior Authorization Processes
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
General Session
Deep Dive on Drug-Related Medical Management
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
General Luncheon Session
1:45 pm - 1:45 pm
State Issues Retreat Adjourns
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Travel Information

JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Fall is a fabulous time to be in D.C.

Not too hot, not too cold. And always a comfortable setting to plan for your organization’s coming year in public programs. Conveniently located, AHIP’s State Issues Retreat is a great place to get down to business. Sign up for the conference and receive special hotel rates!

As an added bonus, nearby you’ll find plenty of walkable green spaces, D.C.-only attractions like the White House, Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall, and great restaurants for when you need to take a short break from it all.

Book Your Hotel Room

Reservation Deadline is Friday, August 23, 2019 or when the room block has sold out. (whichever comes first).

How to book a room – To receive the AHIP-negotiated rates you must register for the 2019 State Issues Retreatbefore making your hotel reservation.  Once your registration has been confirmed you will receive hotel details within the registration confirmation to book your room reservation using the online Passkey system.  Reservation Deadline is Friday, August 23, 2019 or when the room block has sold out. (whichever comes first).

Travel Information

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Area Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Distance from Hotel: 5 miles
Drive Time: 20 minutes

Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)
Distance from Hotel: 26 miles
Drive Time: 45 minutes

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Distance from Hotel: 31 miles
Drive Time: Approximately 1 hour