State Issues Retreat 2016

  • October 26 – 27, 2016
  • Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C. Attendance is limited to AHIP health plan members, AHIP retained counsels and state trade association executives only.

Designed exclusively for AHIP health plan members, retained counsel, and state health plan association executives, the annual State Issues Retreat fosters an environment for peer-to-peer brainstorming. It’s an unmatched opportunity to share actionable information, learn from fellow advocates, and discuss best practices – all in a relaxed, retreat-style format.

A Collaborative Environment. A Unique Opportunity.

We’ll bring in top thought leaders and sharpen our focus on the specific topics you want — and deliver exactly the insight and information you need. You’ll hear from pros who have faced the same issues and challenges that you will be tackling in 2017 and beyond. They’ll share valuable insights and lessons learned on a range of topics that you told us were most pressing, including:

  • Rx transparency and success in the states
  • How the 2016 elections could impact our industry, our states, and our nation
  • Out-of-network “surprise” balance bills from physicians and air ambulance companies
  • Evolution of the health insurance market post-ACA
  • The opioid crisis and what health plans and states are doing about it
  • What to expect from the NAIC in 2017
  • Emerging issues for supplemental products, such as LTC, fixed indemnity, and disability income

Focused discussions. High-level insights.

At AHIP’s State Issues Retreat, be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get down to business. Don’t miss this unique opportunity — exclusively for AHIP health plan members, AHIP retained counsel, and state health plan association executives. Register today.

Why You Should Attend: FACE-TO-FACE VALUE

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Engage and Learn.

Connect with your peers from across the country.

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Tackle the Top Issues.

The agenda reflects your most pressing topics.

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Share Solutions.

See what works. Brainstorm new ideas. Innovate.

Attendance is limited to AHIP health plan members, AHIP retained counsels and state trade association executives only.

agenda
  • October 26
  • October 27
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October 26
1:00 pm
4:00 pm

State Trade Association Executives Meeting

2:00 pm
4:00 pm

Retained Counsel Briefing

4:10 pm
5:30 pm

Implementing the Medicaid Managed Care Rule: View from the States

General Session

(with Medicaid Conference Attendees)

Matt Salo

Executive Director

National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)

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Preston W. Cody

Division Director, Division of Medicaid Program Operations and Integrity

Washington State Health Care Authority

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Calder Lynch

Director, Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

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John McCarthy

Director

Ohio Department of Medicaid

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Jen Steele

Medicaid Director

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

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5:30 pm
6:30 pm

Networking Reception

October 27
8:00 am
8:10 am

Welcome and Opening Comments

Leanne Gassaway

Senior Vice President, State Affairs

America’s Health Insurance Plans

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8:10 am
8:40 am

The Changing Insurance Marketplace Post-ACA

Opening Session

Marilyn Tavenner

President and Chief Executive Officer

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

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8:50 am
9:40 am

Rx Prices – From Outrage to Action

General Session

Dianne Bricker (Moderator)

Senior Regional Director, State Affairs

AHIP

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Nicole Kassabian Evans

Vice President of Communications

California Association of Health Plans

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Margaret Laggis

President and CEO

Laggistics

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9:45 am
10:15 am

Take Charge of Out-of-Network Billing – Part I

General Session

Mara Osman (Moderator)

Regional Director, State Affairs

AHIP

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Jamie Dudensing

Chief Executive Officer

Texas Association of Health Plans

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Ward Sanders

President

New Jersey Association of Health Plans

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10:15 am
10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:30 am
11:25 am

Opioids – Navigating the Tsunami

Concurrent Sessions

Brian Quigley (Moderator)

Regional Director, State Affairs

AHIP

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Kate Berry

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

America’s Health Insurance Plans

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Kelly Murphy

Program Director

Health Division of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

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10:30 am
11:25 am

2017 Initiatives for Supplemental Products

Concurrent Session

Tom Meyers (Moderator)

Vice President, Product Policy

AHIP

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Winthrop Cashdollar

Executive Director, Product Policy

AHIP

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Geralyn Trujillo

Executive Director, Product Policy

America’s Health Insurance Plans

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11:30 am
12:00 pm

New Medicaid Managed Rule: A View from the Agency

General Session

(with Medicaid conference attendees)

James Golden, PhD

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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12:00 pm
12:30 pm

Medicaid Policy Priorities in the States

General Session

(with Medicaid conference attendees)

Terence R. McAuliffe

Governor

Commonwealth of Virginia

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12:35 pm
1:40 pm

Elections 2016 – What They Mean for Our Nation, Our States and Our Industry

General Luncheon Session

Joshua Keepes (Moderator)

Regional Director, State Affairs

AHIP

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David Merritt

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

America’s Health Insurance Plans

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Tim Storey

Director of Leader Services and Legislative Training

National Conference of State Legislatures

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1:45 pm
2:30 pm

An Insider’s Look at What’s Coming from the NAIC in 2017

General Session

Bob Ridgeway

AHIP Senior Government Relations Counsel, State Affairs

America’s Health Insurance Plans

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2:30 pm
2:40 pm

Break

2:40 pm
3:25 pm

Shared Borders, Shared Solutions

Concurrent Regional Discussions
3:30 pm
4:15 pm

Building Coalitions – Pros Share Lessons Learned in the Trenches

General Session

Grace Campbell

Regional Director, State Affairs

AHIP (Moderator)

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Matt Bales

Advocacy and Political Strategy Manager

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

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Jacob Wager

Government Relations Liaison

Kaiser Permanente Colorado

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4:20 pm
4:50 pm

Take Charge of Out-of-Network Billing – Part II

General Session

Mara Osman

Regional Director, State Affairs

AHIP

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Kali Wicks

Senior Manager, Government Relations

HCSC (Montana)

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Lloyd R. “Rusty” Cress, Jr.

Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP

AHIP Retained Counsel (Kentucky)

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4:50 pm
5:00 pm

Wrap Up, Farewell Remarks, and Adjournment

Leanne Gassaway

Senior Vice President, State Affairs

America’s Health Insurance Plans

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Hotel and Travel Information

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

*Important Message: Potential Fraud Alert*

Please be aware that AHIP is NOT working with any outside companies to provide housing details for our State Issues Retreat 2016.

AHIP will communicate primarily through email regarding the State Issues Retreat hotel reservations. AHIP never requests credit card numbers or housing reservations over the phone. We currently use the hotel’s Passkey room reservation portal for hotel reservations. AHIP has not endorsed any private companies other than the J. W. Marriott Washington, DC (the hotel where our event is being held) to act on our behalf. AHIP cannot be responsible for any hotel reservations made through any company other than through AHIP’s Passkey secure link or with the hotel directly.

If you have made hotel reservations and provided a credit card number to any company (that has initiated contact with you on behalf of AHIP other than of the J.W. Marriott Washington, DC), please call your credit card company immediately and request that they investigate the charge.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact conferences@ahip.org.

The contracted group rate at the J.W. Marriott Washington, DC is SOLD OUT. Check with Marriott reservations at 800.393.2503 directly for availability.

If you are in need of a room for the State Issues Retreat  2016 we have found the following hotels may have availability.  Please check with these hotels directly for current availability and rates.

The Willard Intercontinental
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.628.9100
http://washington.intercontinental.com/

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.582.1234
https://washingtondc.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.1000
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/district-of-columbia/capital-hilton-DCASHHH/index.html

Sofitel Washington DC
Lafayette Square
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
http://www.sofitel-washington-dc.com/en

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

Space is limited. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and the contracted rate is available to AHIP conference attendees only.