State Issues Retreat

  • September 28 – 29, 2017
  • Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C. Attendance is limited to AHIP’s member health insurance plans, AHIP retained counsels, and state trade associations executives only.

The annual State Issues Retreat fosters a synergistic environment for peer-to-peer sharing, learning, and communicating about your organization’s most pressing issues.

Focused Discussions. Expert Guidance.

Hear from top thought leaders on the specific topics you want — and gain the insight and information you need. Learn from your peers, who are facing similar issues and challenges in a wide range of areas:

  • The continuing evolution of the health insurance market
  • Rx transparency, rebates, coupons, and the drug supply chain
  • Out-of-network “surprise” balance bills
  • Utilization tools such as prior authorization, step therapy, and preferred drug lists
  • Emerging issues for supplemental products, such as LTC, Medigap, and Dental – as well as NAIC model changes
  • Overview of the federal and state political landscape for 2018

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

Attendance is limited to AHIP’s member health insurance plans, AHIP retained counsels, and state trade associations executives only.

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September 28
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
State Trade Association Executives Meeting (By Invitation Only)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Retained Counsel Briefing (By Invitation Only)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Luncheon
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Welcome
1:10 pm - 1:30 pm
AHIP’s Mission and Vision for the Future
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Health Plan Priorities in the States
2:10 pm - 2:20 pm
Break
2:20 pm - 3:00 pm
NAIC Update
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Break
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Update on AHIP Resources
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
State of Emergency: What’s In Store From Air Ambulances and Free-Standing Emergency Rooms
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
The Challenging But Promising Environment for LTC Insurance
4:20 pm - 5:10 pm
Concurrent Sessions
4:20 pm - 5:10 pm
Telemedicine: Challenges in the New Frontier of Health Care Delivery
4:20 pm - 5:10 pm
Reacting to the Opioid Epidemic: Background & Guidelines for State Advocacy
4:20 pm - 5:10 pm
The NAIC: The Hot Stuff to Look For Next Year
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
The Truth Behind the Debate: Coupons and Discounts and Rebates
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
2018 Initiatives for Financial Health & Wellness Coverage
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Day 1 Adjourns
September 29
7:15 am - 1:30 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
What Is Next for Health Care Reform: Federal and State Impacts for the Individual and Small Group Markets
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Coffee Break
9:15 am - 10:10 am
The Shifting Role of Medicaid Managed Care in Health Reform
10:10 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 11:10 am
Utilization Management: Doing What is Necessary
11:10 am - 11:30 am
Break
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
The Political Landscape and Trends
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Dessert Break
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Beyond Transparency: State Solutions to Prescription Drug Pricing
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm
Break
1:50 pm - 2:25 pm
Effective Engagement with Press, Policymakers and the American People
2:25 pm - 2:30 pm
Wrap Up, Farewell Remarks and Adjournment
2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
State Issues Retreat Adjourns
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Will we see you in D.C?

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

JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.393.2000 / 800.393.2503
Website: www.jwmarriottdc.com

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 Retreats is a great place to get down to business. So 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.

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

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