AHIPAB Association News


Master the methods of detecting fraud

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 28, 2017

AHIP offers Anti-Fraud self-study courses that focus on the investigative methods of detecting fraud and the many areas in which fraud occurs. Understand Anti-Fraud strategies and discover more about the ways to detect fraud in a range of insurance products. Completing these courses gets you one step closer to earning your Health Care Anti-Fraud Associate (HCAFA) designation. Enroll today!


March Madness sale -- take 25% off job postings

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 28, 2017

The March Madness sale is on at the AHIP Career Center! Now through April 3, save 25% on every job you post. And to maximize your ROI, the AHIP Career Center offers better targeting than general interest job sites plus opportunities for enhanced exposure via AHIP's strategic partners. So start recruiting today. To save, use coupon code MarMadness25.


AHIP Individual Membership

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

If you are a consultant, attorney, health care practitioner, educator, or a student, an AHIP Individual Membership is ideal for you. Throughout the year, you’ll receive discounts on AHIP’s educational programs, such as Institute & Expo. (Tip to maximize your savings: Register before April 26 for additional early-registration discounts.) Learn more about eligibility and join.


Take it all in. Earn your LTCP designation

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

Raise your status with a Long-Term Care Professional (LTCP) designation. Earn your LTCP by completing Long-Term Care, Parts I-IV. Learn how to spot a need for Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) and market it, understand the features of LTCI products, discover how LTCI can and cannot be financed, and more. Get started on the path to your LTCP today.


Not all resumes belong in the same bracket

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

It's March Madness season at the AHIP Career Center, where better job searches start when you collect better resumes, faster. To help you maximize your recruiting investment, this powerful recruiting tool offers precise targeting, member discounts, and now, March Madness savings. 25% off every job you post now through April 3. To start recruiting and saving, use coupon code MarMadness25.


Combating the cost of flu with telehealth

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

Do patients really need to physically walk into the doctor's office when they're sick? Not necessarily, according to Cambia Health Solutions' Brodie Dychinco. Read the guest blog post to learn how telehealth visits can be just as helpful as in person visits.


Video: The Importance of the EPA National Environmental Leadership Award

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

Each year, the EPA distributes the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management, which recognizes the health plans that embody excellence in the field. Hear testimony from past winners about what the award has done for them. Learn the value of the award and about other topics in the 2017 AHIP Asthma Video Series at ahip.org/asthma.


Build strong consumer-focused relationships

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

Get the tools you and your team need to enhance the services you provide to consumers with AHIP's Customer Service Strategies for the Health Care Environment course. Discover how to strengthen your customer service team and build strong consumer-focused relationships. Completing this course takes you one step closer to earning your Healthcare Customer Service Associate (HCSA) designation. Enroll today.


Enhance your skills - Discover the AHIP Advantage

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

Download the brochure of AHIP's self-study courses to see the wide variety of topics covered. With 40 online, convenient courses and 15 designations, these programs are designed to help broaden your scope of knowledge and enhance your career. Get started and enroll in AHIP's courses today.


What it takes to improve provider directories

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

AHIP's provider directory initiative highlighted the complexity of maintaining up-to-date provider directories. AHIP learned that accurate provider directory information depends on strong partnerships between doctors and health plans and that health plans must be flexible in how they gather information. Check out the issue brief for more key findings.


Put AHIP's targeted resources to work for you

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

When you become an AHIP Individual Member, you'll gain access to expert insight into the issues, ideas, and policies that affect your business and shape your career. You'll have tools that can help you grow professionally and make an impact with clients, colleagues, and the communities you serve. Discover the benefits of membership, check your eligibility, and join today.


Long-Term Care Professional (LTCP) combined course

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

The Long-Term Care Professional (LTCP) is the premier designation in the long-term care insurance (LTCI) field. You can earn this designation with one "combined course" from AHIP, covering four distinct areas of LTCI. Upon completion, you'll be well-versed in understanding consumer needs and able to provide the right solutions to meet those needs. Learn more and enroll today.


Career builder: AHIP's Young Professionals Network

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

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.


Work towards your FAHM designation

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

Enroll in AHIP's recently updated Governance, Legal Issues, Medicaid and Medicaid (AHM510) course and work towards your Fellow, Academy for Healthcare Management (FAHM) designation. Take a deep dive into the overall purpose and direction of health care management, the impact of fraud and abuse, and the role of public policy with this online course. Enroll today.


Discover the AHIP advantage

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

When it comes to professional education in health insurance, nothing compares to AHIP's 40 online courses and 15 designation programs. Developed by industry experts. Presented in an engaging format. Vetted regularly for updates. See why AHIP is the right choice for your professional education. Learn more about the AHIP Advantage -- get started and enroll today.


Recruit candidates from a better bracket and save

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

The March Madness sale is on at the AHIP Career Center! Now through April 3, save 25% on every job you post. And to maximize your ROI, the AHIP Career Center offers better targeting than general interest job sites plus opportunities for enhanced exposure via AHIP's strategic partners. So start recruiting today. To save, use coupon code MarMadness25.


Choose your path to the LTCP professional credential

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 16, 2017

The Long-Term Care Professional (LTCP) is the premier designation in the long-term care insurance field. And now, AHIP offers three ways to earn this impressive credential: a four-part program, a single-exam combined course, or customized team training. All lead to the designation that can take your career further. Which path is best for your learning style? Find out here.


Learn. Achieve. Succeed.

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 16, 2017

Show your company that you're committed to excellence and serious about growing professionally. AHIP has 40 online courses, 15 professional designation programs, and countless opportunities to take your career to the next level. To help you choose the insurance education courses, designation programs, webinars, and live events that fit your learning style and lifestyle, download our new brochure today.


Connect with AHIP on social media

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 15, 2017

Want updates related to AHIP's various educational offerings, including conference news, upcoming webinars and the latest online health insurance courses? Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and join our AHIP Education group on LinkedIn. 


AHIP Individual Membership -- your one-stop professional resource

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 15, 2017

Join AHIP now as an Individual Member and gain access to an impressive package of professional resources, including: discounted rates on in-person conferences and online courses, access to the AHIP Career Center, breaking news about our fast-changing industry, and more. See if you qualify for Individual Membership and join today.


What is risk adjustment?

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 14, 2017

Premium stabilization programs, especially risk adjustment, are critical tools for keeping the health insurance marketplace competitive and sustainable. Learn more on the blog.


Health plans' top tips for diabetes prevention programs

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 14, 2017

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. Learn best practices for delivering a successful program. View the latest on-demand webinar today!


Why we have fixed indemnity products

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2017

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. Read the full blog post.


Become a disability insurance guru

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2017

AHIP's Disability Insurance training is a deep -- but manageable -- dive into how DI fits into your clients' retirement, estate, and long-term planning needs. Start by earning your Disability Income Associate (DIA) credential. Only three courses are required for this impressive credential! Then take your expertise up another notch by earning designation as a Disability Income Fellow (DIF). Enroll today. 


One powerful professional resource

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2017

AHIP offers a powerful professional resource for networking, career development, and news about the health insurance industry. Did you know that an Individual Membership can be a smart investment? Health insurance agents and brokers, as well as health care industry consultants and attorneys, may be eligible to apply for membership. Preview the benefits, check your eligibility status, and join today.


Giving consumers greater control and savings

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2017

To bring down costs, consumers need more choice and more control over their care and coverage -- and that's why health savings accounts are such an important tool. Today, more than 20 million consumers are using HSAs, according to new research from AHIP. Learn more.


Complimentary webinar -- CDC's 6|18 initiative

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

Hear about the CDC's 6|18 Initiative, what CDC hopes health plans can do, and how AHIP is working with the CDC on chronic disease and prevention initiatives. Register for a complimentary webinar, March 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, to learn more.


Live longer, better with a healthy heart

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States -- accounting for one in every four deaths each year. Health plans are doing their part to fight heart disease by educating people in their communities and championing preventive measures. Learn more.


Career next step? AHIP's Young Professionals Network

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 07, 2017

AHIP's Young Professionals Network is designed for those health care professionals aged 35 and under. It's filled with 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.


Impressive career credentials start here

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 07, 2017

Ready to take your career to the next level? Discover how AHIP's insurance education online self-study programs can help you deepen your expertise, gain a wider understanding of the fast-changing industry, and grow professionally. Take a single course or enroll in a targeted program towards a professional designation within your specialty. Find out today which opportunities are right for you.


Find health care's best and brightest

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 06, 2017

The AHIP Career Center is the go-to resource for employers who need to reach qualified candidates. Whether you're looking for senior-, mid-, or entry-level candidates, this health care-focused job board offers a more targeted approach to talent searches, with industry-specific targeting, a searchable resume database, and opportunities for enhanced exposure via AHIP partners and brand extensions. Start recruiting today!


Plan to accelerate evidence into action -- complimentary webinar

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2017

The CDC 6|18 Initiative is a collaborative effort with payers and other stakeholders with the goal to accelerate the coverage of evidence-based preventive practices to improve the health of populations across the country. Register for a complimentary webinar, March 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, to learn more.


Medicare Advantage: What's the Advance Notice?

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2017

On Feb. 2, CMS released the 2018 Advance Notice, which lays out the policies governing plan payment for 2018. Stakeholders have 30 days to comment on the Advance Notice prior to CMS issuing a Final Rate Notice on April 3. For information on what CMS did last year and what it should do this year to promote plan innovations that are vital to beneficiaries, read the full report.


Ready to help plan for your clients' future?

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2017

As your clients look toward their future, it's important to know what Long-Term Care options exist. AHIP's courses will give you an overall understanding of how long-term care insurance coverage works, so you can help your clients plan for their future. Enroll in AHIP's long-term care courses today.


Help your clients navigate complex disability insurance programs

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Mar 01, 2017

Some insurance professionals have a way of making complex information understandable. AHIP's series of Disability Insurance training programs can help you gain that expertise as you earn impressive professional credentials. Find out today how AHIP's Disability Insurance courses, webinars, and designation programs can make a difference for your clients and colleagues … as well as your career!


On-the-go professional health insurance training

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Feb 28, 2017

Learn when you want, where you want with AHIP's on-demand, health insurance-focused online courses designed specifically for busy professionals. Programs are flexible, affordable, easy to access and cover key topics like disability insurance, fraud, Medicare compliance, long-term care insurance, and more. See all courses available online.


Save Time and Money with Telehealth

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Feb 28, 2017

The phrase "time is money" is especially true for health care. As the industry continues to adapt, technology has become a great factor in making health care easier for people. Read the full blog post.


Cast a wider net with AHIP's Career Center

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2017

Precise targeting doesn't mean reaching a smaller talent pool. When you post your openings with the AHIP Career Center, you'll benefit from exposure within one of our industry's most respected and trafficked websites. To extend your reach even further, post your jobs in AHIP SmartBrief Newsletters, too. Discover all the ways you can reach the best and brightest.




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