AHIP/OPM FEHB Carrier Conference

  • March 28 – 29, 2019
  • Arlington, VA
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Arlington, VA

March 28-29, 2019
Renaissance Arlington Capital View (Conference Location)
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA  22202
Telephone: 703.413.1300

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Carrier Conference will be held on March 28-29, 2019 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, VA.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will address program-wide issues as well as special interest to all types (experience-rated and community-rated) plans in the FEHB program.

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Thursday, March 28

7:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.     Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.     Opening Session

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.     Keynote Address

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.            2019 Call Letter

This session will cover the Annual FEHB Call Letter

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Innovation in Plan Design and Benefit Management

This session will highlight innovation in plan design, healthcare delivery, and benefit management

Session Moderator: Cindy Butler, Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Employee Insurance Operations (FEIO), OPM


11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Aetna’s Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic

This session will highlight innovation in response to the opioid epidemic

Session Moderator: Cindy Butler, Deputy Assistant Director, (FEIO), OPM


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Automated Data Collection (ADC): Sharing of ADC Results

This session will provide an overview of program-wide results from the 2018 ADC

Session Moderator: Cristin Kane, Program Analyst, OPM


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m.     Genetic and Genomic Testing

This session will highlight key aspects of genetic and genomic testing, tactics health plans can employ to manage genetic testing benefits along with genetic counseling

Session Moderator: Dele Solaru, PharmD, MBA, Chief Pharmacy Officer, OPM


2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.    Break  

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.    Enhancing the Enrollee Experience

Highlighting OPM initiatives and pertinent updates for FEHB Carriers with a focus on the enrollee experience

Session Moderator: Amber Rhodes, Supervisory Analyst, OPM

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  Patient Safety and Population Health

In collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focus on population health and patient safety through tobacco cessation efforts and antibiotic stewardship

Session Moderator:  Sheila Pinter, Management Analyst, OPM


4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Summary and Closing for the Day

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.    Reception

Friday, March 29

7:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.     AHIP Keynote Speaker

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Plan Performance Assessment

This session reports out early trend data from the first three years of the Plan Performance Assessment, including early insights. Several FEHB Plans will also discuss their approach to the quality improvement cycle and the plan-wide commitment that leads to their success. 

Session Moderator: Ed DeHarde, Assistant Director, FEIO, OPM

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Carrier Speakers:

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Audit Resolution

A discussion of common audit findings and effective resolution strategies

Session Moderator: Brittany Brooks, Program Analyst, OPM

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Shutdown

This session will provide an overview of the challenges presented by the partial government shutdown, lessons learned, and how OPM and Carriers can use this experience to improve the Program

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conference Wrap-Up

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Hotel and Travel Information

Conference Location

Renaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 S Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202

Luxury hotel in Arlington, VA is nestled in the heart of Crystal City’s dining and business district and just 1 mile from DCA.

With luminous design and impressive architecture, our Arlington, VA luxury hotel is completely unique and utterly original.

To book a room at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View – click here or you may call Marriott Reservations at (888) 228-9290.  Please identify yourself as an attendee for the AHIP/OPM FEHB Carrier Conference. The AHIP contracted group rate is available to AHIP and OPM conference attendees only.

Hotel Rates:

Single or double occupancy: $264.00 plus 13.25% tax. This rate is available until Wednesday, March 6, 2019 or when the room block has sold out (whichever comes first).

Rooms at this rate are being held for arrival on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 and departure on Friday, March 29, 2019. Space is limited.  Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Deposit and Cancellations
Hotel reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card that must be supplied at the time of reservation for the first and last night’s room and tax. Cancellations will be accepted by the hotel up to 21 days in advance of guest’s arrival without penalty.  Cancellation made 13 days and less prior to arrival will result in forfeit of first and last night’s deposit.

plus 13.25% tax