3 factors to expanding influence | How to meet Xennials' financial needs | HSAs can help pay for long-term care
August 13, 2018
AHIP Agents & Brokers SmartBrief
Best Business Practices
3 factors to expanding influence
Leaders will have more influence when they develop themselves professionally, help others improve and maintain the organization's strategic alignment, says John Baldoni in this SmartBrief video and blog post. "Savvy managers always ensure alignment by making certain people know their roles and how those roles affect overall results," he says
SmartBrief/Leadership (8/10) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Prospects, Products and Market Trends
How to meet Xennials' financial needs
Americans born between 1977 and 1983 are being referred to as Xennials and mostly work full time and have small children, making their financial needs slightly different from other generation groups, writes Lonny Greenberg of Singer Xenos Schechter Sosler Wealth Management. When working with Xennials, advisers are encouraged to keep their financial planning recommendations simple and focused and to provide clients with a short list of top items to keep in mind.
Journal of Financial Planning (8/2018) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
HSAs can help pay for long-term care
Just over half of people turning 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives, and these costs can surpass $100,000 annually in some areas. One way to cover the costs is by using health savings accounts, which can be used to pay insurance premiums or out-of-pocket health expenses.
Morningstar (8/9) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
AI could save insurers billions in administrative costs
Health insurers in the US could save $7 billion in 18 months by using artificial intelligence to automate some administrative functions, according to an Accenture study. Accenture's Richard Birhanzel said AI would augment and not replace human work.
Healthcare Dive (8/9) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Successful ACOs focus on primary care, report says
A commonality among successful accountable care organizations is a focus on primary care, according to a report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. The ACOs had improved population health, reduced costs and better patient experiences, compared with ACOs that did not focus on primary care.
FierceHealthcare (8/9) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Policy and the Health Care Landscape
States take action to preserve access to health coverage
Tired of waiting for the Trump administration to solve their health care challenges, state governments are taking matters into their own hands to ensure residents have access to health care coverage. Some of the actions taken by states include expanding Medicaid eligibility, establishing mandates that individuals enroll in health coverage, introducing bills to address prescription drug prices and approving measures to restrict access to short-term health plans.
U.S. News & World Report (8/10) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Medicare FFS pays $920M a year for HF patient care in Pa.
A Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report of 2014-2015 data showed Medicare fee-for-service payments for heart failure patients in the state totaled $920 million in one year. Costs were $498.9 million for hospital services, including initial hospital admissions and readmissions.
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) (8/7) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Health Insurance Provider Company News
Geisinger Health Plan's commitment to heart health
Health insurance providers are reducing cardiovascular risk in their communities. By leveraging remote monitoring technology and redesigning care models, Geisinger Health Plan is keeping its members heart healthy. Learn more on the AHIP blog.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Career must: AHIP's Young Professionals Network
AHIP's Young Professionals Network is filled with resources to help professionals 35 and under grow their careers and become empowered to help shape the future of our industry as it faces major transformations. The program includes educational sessions, networking opportunities, idea sharing through social media, and career development programs. Visit the website for details and follow #AHIPYoungPro.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Learn more about AHIP:
About AHIP | Join AHIP | Educational Opportunities | AHIP Select
AHIP Coverage Blog | Submit press releases and other company news
powered by
Vice President, Private Market Innovations
President, Medicaid East
Chief Operating Officer
Lead Medical Director, Healthcare Consulting Group Markets
Vice-President Medicare Advantage Home Care Services
The human race has found out the hard way that we are what we do, not just what we think. This is true for kids and adults -- for schoolrooms and nations.
Robert Fulghum,
writer and minister
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Product announcements appearing in SmartBrief are paid advertisements and do not reflect actual AHIP endorsements. The news reported in SmartBrief does not necessarily reflect the official position of AHIP.
Sign Up
SmartBrief offers 200+ newsletters
Learn more about the SmartBrief audience
Subscriber Tools:
Contact Us:
Advertising  -  Deanie Griffin
Partner Relations Manager  -  Madeline Sarver
Managing Editor  -  Yvonne Chanatry
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2018 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy Policy (updated May 25, 2018) |  Legal Information