AHIP Association News


Webinar: The future of provider directory accuracy

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 09, 2016

The AMA and LexisNexis® collaboration helps the industry establish the most efficient and non-disruptive process for improving and maintaining provider directory accuracy. Join this webinar Dec. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET to hear about bringing the health plan, practitioner, and patient point-of-view into the mix and how this new approach positions the industry to go beyond compliance.


Learn ways to detect fraud

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 09, 2016

AHIP offers Anti-Fraud self-study courses that focus on the investigative methods of detecting fraud and the many areas in which fraud occurs. Learn how to easily identify fraudulent practices and examine the impact of fraud on a range of insurance products -- including disability income, life, long-term care, and dental coverage. Check out AHIP's Anti-Fraud courses and enroll today.


Helping members help themselves: National DPP in action

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 09, 2016

Health plans are addressing the increase in pre-diabetes educational efforts through the National Diabetes Prevention Program. In the latest videos you'll find out how their prevention programs work, who they help, and the vital role that lifestyle coaches and employers play in reducing the likelihood of pre-diabetes. View the latest videos today!


Top talent 25% off at AHIP's Career Center

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 08, 2016

AHIP's Career Center is quick, easy, and delivers candidates with health care experience. You'll enjoy online management, tracking, customization options, bundled pricing and more. Take advantage of the extended Cyber Monday sale with 25% off job postings now through Dec. 9, 2016. Visit AHIP's Career Center and use discount code CYBER25.


Why we have fixed indemnity products

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 08, 2016

For consumers looking for additional financial protection for unexpected health events/issues, there are a number of products that can be purchased on top of their major medical insurance to offer extra support for the care and services. But a recent federal proposed rule would undermine the financial protection consumers want and need. Read the full blog post.


Take the next step in your leadership evolution

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 08, 2016

Are you a current health insurance plan leader with the desire to engage in a discussion about where the industry is going and your role in its future? Apply for AHIP's Executive Leadership Programs (ELP) today. Applications are due March 3, 2017. The new incoming class will be announced in April. Learn more and see if you meet the criteria.


Reach health plan decision makers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

AHIP has a full range of sponsorship opportunities. Talk to a member of our Business Advancement Team about your goals and your budget and we'll design a package that works for you. Whether it's a conference sponsorship, webinar, or advertising, we'll help you showcase your product or service. Contact BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org.


HSA Direct -- Helping health plans launch HSA Products

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

For health insurance plans looking for an administrator/custodian to work with for their HSA products, HSA Direct can help. For example, UMB Healthcare Services, one of AHIP's HSA Direct members, delivers HSA custodial services and white-label multipurpose debit cards to insurance carriers, third-party administrators, software companies, and financial institutions.


Webinar: CRM for member engagement & care management

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

Today, health plans need to holistically meet the needs of a new hyper-connected consumer. Effective engagement happens at the precise moment consumers are ready to take action and need advice the most. Join this webinar on Dec. 8 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET to learn how an enterprise CRM (customer relationship management) system can provide a foundation well beyond sales.


AHIP Select partners. Worth a look.

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 06, 2016

AHIP Select members are leading organizations who are offering the products and services to make our industry work better. They understand health care. They know what health plans need. They're ready to help with solutions to make your health plan even more successful. Find your solutions through the AHIP Select program.


Inspired leadership focused on health care's future

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 06, 2016

Grow professionally and personally with leadership development options from AHIP. The Young Professionals Network is a new initiative for health insurance professionals age 35 and under. And the Executive Leadership Programs are designed exclusively for seasoned health insurance professionals who are dedicated and passionate about the future of health care.


Webinar: Genetic testing management for health plans

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 06, 2016

Genetic testing is growing rapidly. Costs for health plans are rising, and there are over 65,000 genetic testing products on the market. Health plans face the challenges of establishing medical policies, contracting with laboratories, paying claims correctly, and serving their members. Join this webinar on Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET to learn how plans are addressing these challenges.


Limited time -- take 30% off select courses

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

Take 30% off select courses now through Dec. 31. Browse the wide variety of course offerings and professional designations, and register today for 30% off! Use coupon code 2016YESALE at checkout; some exclusions apply. Learn more and sign up today.


How to support foster care children and families

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

Passport Health Plan's foster care pilot program meets the specific the needs of the child and family. Thanks to the program, John (a beneficiary whose name has been changed to protect his privacy), was safely returned to his mother's custody, while his foster mom remains a support to both of them. Learn more about the program.


Collaborations and partnerships are reshaping health care

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

Providing better care, better health outcomes, and better value for millions of beneficiaries will be discussed at AHIP's National Health Policy Conference, March 8-9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. See the agenda and register today.


The AHIP blog has you covered

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Too busy to keep up with all of the health care industry news? AHIP has you covered. Check out our blog for insight into important issues impacting the health care community, policymakers, and the public. Read the latest posts.


Webinar: Getting a grip on molecular diagnostics

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Join this webinar on Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET to hear how Fallon Health got a grip on managing molecular diagnostics (MDx) coding, coverage, and payment. Fallon Health's innovative program helped it to reduce MDx program administrative costs, better manage medical spend, and accelerate authorizations and claims adjudication.


Understand disability income insurance -- enroll today

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Obtain the knowledge and skills to understand what disability income insurance is all about. Divided into three courses, learn how to identify specific disability income needs. Added bonus -- once you complete the series you will have earned the Disability Income Associate (DIA) designation. Why stop there? Raise your status with the Disability Income Fellow (DIF) designation. Enroll today!


AHIP PPO Direct -- Growing business opportunities

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

PPO Direct brings AHIP's PPO network members exposure to an audience of potential payers and administrators looking to expand their provider network. Preferred One, based in the upper Midwest and a member of PPO Direct, is a network of physicians, clinics, hospitals and other health care providers who deliver quality, cost-effective health care services.


The right choice for professional development

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

Stay on top of the day-to-day while broadening your scope of knowledge in the health insurance industry. With 40 online courses, 16 professional designation programs, webinars, and options for tailored training, certification and CE credits, see why AHIP is the right choice for your professional development needs. Visit www.ahip.org today.


Confused by insurance jargon? We're here to help

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

Health insurance terms still confuse most Americans. The online resource MyHealthPlan.guide offers consumers a glossary of common words and phrases, helpful tips, and checklists to help them get the most out of their health insurance benefits. Learn more.


Making a difference in diabetes prevention

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

More can be done -- and is being done to help individuals avoid developing diabetes. One such initiative is the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), which brings together health plans to help diverse populations make healthy lifestyle changes. Learn more.


Mapping out your diabetes prevention program

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Map out the right path for your diabetes prevention program. Discover lessons learned from health plans participating in the National DPP with the CDC on how to acquire measurable data, act on the information, and form partnerships with the right organizations. View the latest on-demand webinar today!


Check #AHIPYoungPro at Consumer/Digital Health Forum

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Connect with health care professionals 35 and under through AHIP's Young Professionals Network at the Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum, Dec. 6-8, in Chicago. Share ideas, build your industry network, and take advantage of conference discounts, and more. Visit the website for details and follow #AHIPYoungPro.


Memberships to reach health plans

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

AHIP offers solutions providers a number of options to reach health plans. From AHIP Select, the highest level of membership which includes access to AHIP's Board of Directors, to Affiliate Organization memberships that offer a rich menu of benefits, talk to our Business Affairs Team at BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org and start reaching health plans today.


Webinar: Robotics -- Call to action in healthcare management

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

Health plans are under constant pressure to improve financial and clinical outcomes but struggle to do so with a mix of legacy and new technologies, as well as a lack of centralized data. Join this webinar on Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET to hear about areas in healthcare where robotics is currently impacting business with a live demonstration.


Join the conversation at National Health Policy Conference

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

AHIP's National Health Policy Conference, March 8 through March 9, 2017, in Washington, D.C., delves into policy updates as we work together to move our health care system forward. You'll come away with expert insights, innovative ideas and actionable guidance. Register today and save with early registration discounts.


Cyber Monday sale -- top talent 25% off

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

AHIP's Career Center is quick, easy, and delivers candidates with health care experience. You'll enjoy online management, tracking, customization options, bundled pricing and more. Take advantage of the Cyber Monday sale with 25% off job postings now through Dec. 2, 2016. Visit AHIP's Career Center and use discount code CYBER25.


Year-end sale -- take 30% off select courses

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

Take 30% off select courses now through Dec. 31. Browse the wide variety of course offerings and professional designations, and register today for 30% off! Use coupon code 2016YESALE at checkout; some exclusions apply. Learn more and enroll today.


Consumer/digital health. A new way of thinking.

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

Join us Dec. 6 to 8 in Chicago as we focus on new ways of thinking and working, as we put the consumer in the center of the health care system. Designed for marketing/communications/branding, digital, product development, innovation, business strategy, customer service, wellness, technology, and telehealth teams, the Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum focuses on digital strategies that are transforming how health care is coordinated, delivered, and paid for.


Webinar: Engaging empowered customers -- health care payer insights

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

Industries like retail and travel have embraced "big data" to understand their customers. Health care organizations, instead, tend to have data warehouses that miss some of the rich, unstructured data that helps make those other industries successful in winning, serving, and retaining customers. Join this webinar on Dec. 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, to learn more about understanding patients and customers.


Health plan leadership driving delivery system change

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

If you ask consumers what they want out of health care, they'll tell you "affordable coverage and high-quality care." That's what value-based care delivers. And health plans are leading the way. Learn more.


Strategies to engage consumers in asthma care

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

Learn how health plans collaborate with providers and communities to help consumers monitor and better control their asthma. As part of AHIP's asthma initiative, our on-demand webinars, case studies, and a brand-new special report highlight effective asthma management efforts across varied communities. Learn more today.


Earn year-end CEUs with FFM Training at $5/state

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 22, 2016

AHIP's CMS-approved FFM training helps agents and brokers meet CMS' requirements for 2017 Open Enrollment. Get details at www.ahip.org/FFM on all-new Individual, Refresher, and SHOP marketplace programs. You can earn CE credits in most states -- complete FFM Training by Dec. 31 and add CE credits in the state of your choice for only $5 more. Sign up and save today!


Choosing a health plan during Open Enrollment?

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 22, 2016

Between deductibles, premiums, copays - understanding what those benefits are and how they factor into coverage can make a difference when it comes to choosing a plan. Here are a few tips to help consumers get started.


Webinar: Impact exchange member health and utilization

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

The best sources of sociodemographic data combine cutting-edge segmentation with rich data sets on health care-specific consumer lifestyles, attitudes, and behaviors. Join this complimentary webinar on Nov. 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET, to learn how health plans are using sociodemographic data to understand distinct populations, design effective messaging campaigns, close gaps in care, and increase cost effectiveness.


Next week, your recruitment budget works harder

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

There's never been a better time to shop top talent. So when you need to attract your field's brightest lights, leverage AHIP's unique positioning, targeted reach, and ability to engage the top talents. Check out AHIP's Career Center to discover health care's best and brightest candidates. Keep a look out for next week's savings on year-end job postings!


Arianna Huffington: At Consumer/Digital Health Forum

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and founder and CEO of Thrive Global, will share how employers and their employees can collaborate to achieve good health and well-being, while at the same time enhance employee productivity and reduce health care costs. Don't miss this powerful session at AHIP's Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum, Dec. 6-8.


AHIP Select: Leading solutions providers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

AHIP members rely on AHIP Select members to provide the products and services that help plans transform our health care industry. Become a Select member for direct access to health plan decision makers. Contact our Business Affairs Team at BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org for details.


Update on AHIP's provider directory initiative

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

Health plans are working hard to make provider directories as effective and up-to-date as possible. That's why we've led a substantial pilot program to give consumers access to even more accurate information when searching for a provider. After reaching the six-month mark, we wanted to share what AHIP and the participating health plans have learned thus far. Learn more.


Health plans' top tips for diabetes prevention programs

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

Are you utilizing the resources available to promote a successful diabetes prevention program? Hear tips and pointers from health plans that have experience in implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Learn best practices for delivering a successful program. View the latest on-demand webinar today!


Health insurance talent -- just a click away

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 17, 2016

Why search job sites that try to be everything to everyone when you can quickly and easily find candidates who understand health care? Extend your reach by posting your job and searching resumes on the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), a collection of hundreds of top health care associations/professional organizations. Visit AHIP's Career Center and start posting today.


Webinar: Oral health and chronic conditions

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 17, 2016

Research shows links between oral health and overall health, particularly for chronic conditions. Innovators must look for evidence-based solutions to improve population health, reduce systemic inefficiencies, and eliminate health disparities. Join this complimentary Nov. 29 webinar from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET, to hear how medical-dental integration initiatives can improve the value of care.


Career builder: AHIP's Young Professionals Network

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 17, 2016

Are you a professional 35 or under working in the health care field, or do you work with a young professional? AHIP's Young Professionals Network offers year-round resources including educational sessions, idea-sharing through social media, and networking events. Be part of the discussions at #AHIPYoungPro and visit the website for details.


AHIP Individual Membership

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

Did you know AHIP offers a special membership for individuals? Individual Members receive discounts on online courses, which you can use to earn Continuing Education Credits or a professional designation. AHIP membership is a cost-effective investment in your career and the industry you work in. Learn more about how to join.


The leadership mindset. Do you have what it takes?

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

AHIP's Executive Leadership Programs' Call for Applications is now open. ELP Fellows are health plan leaders who will ask the tough questions. They have an acute interest in leading our health care system through positive change. They have the passion to find solutions to health care's most complex challenges. Learn more and see if you meet the criteria.


Take 30% off select courses with Year-End Sale

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

Take 30% off select courses now through Dec. 31. Browse the wide variety of course offerings and professional designations, and register today for 30% off! Use coupon code 2016YESALE at checkout; some exclusions apply. Learn more and sign up today.


How health plans support family caregivers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 15, 2016

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor the millions of people around the country who care for loved ones with health problems or functional impairments. Health plans support the well-being of caregivers, and offer many resources to help them get the information and support they need. Read the full blog post.


Webinar: The time for collaboration is now

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 15, 2016

The journey to value-based care requires new shared capabilities between providers and payers. Most importantly, they need a platform for collaboration and coordination. After years of evolution, the technology and regulatory enablers are in place. Join this webinar on Nov. 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. ET, to hear how collaboration can form the foundation for our journey to value-based care.


Registration now open for National Health Policy Conference

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 15, 2016

Registration for AHIP's National Health Policy Conference, March 8 through March 9, 2017, in Washington, D.C., is now open. Gain insight into the latest policy developments and trends shaping health care. Register now and save with early bird discounts.


Google, Uber, Samsung at Consumer/Digital Health Forum

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 14, 2016

Join us Dec. 6-8 in Chicago as we focus on new ways of thinking and working to put the consumer in the center of the health care system. The agenda features health plans and companies such as Google, Uber, and Samsung, who will share best practices to engage members and prospects. Register today for the Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum.


Federal marketplace training for agents and brokers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Nov 14, 2016

AHIP's CMS-approved FFM training helps agents and brokers meet CMS' requirements for 2017 Open Enrollment. Get details at www.ahip.org/FFM on all-new Individual, Refresher, and SHOP marketplace programs. You can earn CE credits in most states -- complete FFM Training by 12.31.16 and add CE credits in the state of your choice for only $5 more. Sign up and save today!




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