2018 Annual State Issues Retreat

  • October 17 – 19, 2018
  • 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.

The State Issues Retreat fosters an ideal environment for peer-to-peer sharing, learning, and discussion about your organization’s most pressing issues.

Focused Dialogue. Expert insights.

Hear from top thought leaders as they discuss the topics that matter most, in such areas as:

  • Prior authorization and other utilization tools
  • PBM regulation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Provider contracting
  • Reinsurance/1332 waivers

Ready to roll up your sleeves and join the discussions? Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Registration opens soon. If you’d like us to notify you when registration opens, please click on Register Now tab to share your name and email address.

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

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October 18
8:40 am - 9:10 am
AHIP’s Vision and Update on Strategic Priorities
9:15 am - 10:15 am
General Session
The 2018 Midterm Elections: View from the States
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
General Session
NAIC Update
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
General Luncheon Session
Addressing Affordability in Health Care
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
General Session
Medical Management – Stepping up to the MAT
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions

Medicaid Policy Developments and the Federal/State Dynamic

State Policy Priorities for Supplemental Coverages

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Group Roundtable Discussions
October 19
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast Briefing
The Future of the Prescription Drug Debate
9:00 am - 10:15 am
General Session
Drug Price Transparency: Keeping the Focus on List Prices
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:45 am
General Session
Return of the MAC and Other PBM Attacks
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
General Luncheon Session
PBMs in the Spotlight: How the Supply Chain Works to Lower Drug Prices
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
General Session
National Groups Look to Review PBMs: What Is Expected for 2019
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Closing Remarks
2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Conference Adjourns
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Hotel and Travel Information

Will we see you in D.C?

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

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 National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals 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.

Limited rooms are available at the J.W. Marriott Washington, DC, for the 2018 State Issues Retreat.  All rooms are first-come, first-served and subject to availability. To book online, you must register for the conference and the hotel link will be provided.  You may also check with Marriott Reservations at 800.393.2503 directly for availability.

If you cannot book at the J.W. Marriott, the following hotels may have availability.

*Note: AHIP does not have contracted rates with the following hotels:

W Hotel Washington, DC
515 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Marriott reservations at 800.393.2503

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Marriott reservations at 800.393.2503

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Sofitel Washington DC
Lafayette Square
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Deposit and Cancellation

All room reservations must be accompanied by a first and last night’s deposit guaranteed with a major credit card. This deposit may be charged to the guest credit card any time after booking.

If a reservation is cancelled on or before Friday, September 21, 2018 the deposit will be refunded. If a reservation is canceled from twenty-one (21) days to fourteen (14) days prior to arrival the individual will forfeit the deposit of the first and last night’s stay. If a reservation is canceled on or after thirteen (13) days prior to arrival, the individual will be charged the entire length of stay.

Travel Information

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

To receive the AHIP-negotiated rates you must register for the State Issues Retreat 2018 before making your hotel reservation.