Karen Ignagni

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Karen Ignagni's big challenge is to turn around EmblemHealth's financial health

After almost a month in her new job as head of New York nonprofit insurer EmblemHealth, Karen Ignagni says she has shifted gears and is embracing the new challenges that come with actually running a health insurance plan.

Marilyn Tavenner's troubling leap from public to private sector

I suppose in these uncertain times it's a good thing when an American who's just a year from qualifying for Social Security is offered a job with a salary higher than what she had been...

Former CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner named CEO of AHIP

Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has been named the new president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plan.

AHIP turns attention to finding CEO to replace Karen Ignagni

Now that America's Health Insurance Plans' annual  conference has come and gone, the industry's lobbying group has turned its attention to its next major task--replacing longtime President and CEO Karen Ignagni.

AHIP Institute begins with emphasis on innovation to help consumers

America's Health Insurance Plans kicked off its annual AHIP Institute with a call for innovation and a surprise appearance from outgoing President and CEO Karen Ignagni. The panel also included David Holmberg, president and CEO of Highmark Health, who said organizations cannot simply innovate for innovation's sake. 

Karen Ignagni's AHIP resignation comes at critical time for healthcare reform

The  departure of America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni for the same role at New York nonprofit insurer EmblemHealth comes at a critical time for the health insurance industry.

Karen Ignagni leaving AHIP for EmblemHealth

Longtime America's Health Insurance Plans CEO Karen Ignagni is leaving the lobbying group to become president and CEO of New York-based insurer EmblemHealth.

AHIP's Ignagni to insurers: Start enrollment outreach early

America's Health Insurance Plans CEO Karen Ignagni expects that insurers will sign up 13 million new consumers during the next health insurance exchange enrollment period. Yet to achieve this, she notes insurers must start their enrollment outreach early and the federal government needs to iron out the remaining kinks in the HealthCare.gov system, reported  Vox.

AHIP slams pharma for taking advantage of insurers

America's Health Insurance Plans has called out the drug industry for the soaring costs of new specialty medications, saying such expensive pricing is unsustainable and takes unfair advantage of health insurers

AHIP CEO presses for high-deductible exchange plans

Insurers should be allowed to sell high-deductible plans on all health insurance exchanges, says America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni.