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:
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.
Consumers around the country are experiencing sticker shock from exorbitant bills sent by air ambulance companies and free-standing emergency rooms. Attend this session to learn what the air ambulance lobby has in store for 2018 and how you can counter and even get out ahead of their tactics. Also, discover what one trade association is doing to shine a spotlight on the need for greater transparency and more protections for consumers who enter free-standing emergency rooms. You’ll hear their stories, see their materials, and benefit from these pros’ experience.
Industry representatives will highlight the rate stability and insolvency challenges that Long-Term Care (LTC) insurers are facing. State approvals of rate requests have been unpredictable and politicized and the dangers of delaying action on these efforts can be seen in the recent insolvency of a large LTCI carrier. The loss of carriers, whether through insolvency or otherwise, makes it more likely that consumers will not have the benefits of LTC insurance in those markets. It puts a heavy burden not only on LTC carriers who have remained in the market, but also on other health carriers who are also responsible for ensuring LTCI claimants receive the benefits they were promised. Despite these challenges, policymakers continue to believe that there is a critical role the private market can play in financing our nation’s LTC costs. Speakers will also discuss ongoing work with the NAIC, the Interstate Compact, and other key policymakers, that would provide LTC carriers with more certainty in the regulatory framework that support actuarially justified rate increases, enhancement of speed-to-market efficiencies for LTCI products, and the development of actionable and realistic federal policy options that would increase the number of affordable financial protection products for middle-income Americans. All these efforts would potentially pave the way for the private LTCI market to play a more meaningful role in financing the LTC needs of our society.
It may not be sexy, but it’s important stuff that can impact health plans operations and financial performance. This session will provide a quick but thorough summary of the issues pending at the various committees and working groups of the NAIC, with an emphasis on those likely to soon be coming to a legislature (or insurance department) near you. This discussion will cover important topics including the proposed changes to the Guaranty Fund Model Act being changed to address Long-Term Care insolvencies, the newly approved Cybersecurity Model Law and the growing role of “Big Data”. Additionally, changes in financial regulation (i.e. Operational Risk, Group Capital), and the expanding reach of Market Conduct Annual Statements, pre-dispute arbitration clauses, and the possible evolution of market surveillance and market conduct exams will be discussed.
This panel will address the hidden costs behind pharmacy coupons, discounts and rebates. Learn from the experiences of two key health plan experts in order strategize and plan for the future.
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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.
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