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.
Insurers are turning to familiar terminology in their latest effort to thwart rising prescription drug prices: Pay for performance.
The Government Employees Health Association's efforts to address the health needs of its roughly 85,000 moderate-risk members aim to strike a balance between frequent interventions for high-risk members and the casual care reminders that low-risk members get.
The health insurance industry consolidation that a Humana sale would bring stands to benefit payers while challenging hospitals and providers.
States that find themselves in need of an insurance exchange in the wake of the King v. Burwell verdict may be in luck thanks to a cloud-based version of Healthcare.gov.
As the Baby Boomer population enters its Medicare years, beneficiaries tend to be sicker than their predecessors. They also live longer. The combination will strain both beneficiaries themselves and the Medicare system at large.
As the health insurance market continues its shift to consumer-driven health plans, payers gain an edge by implementing technology that improves consumer engagement as well as the management and delivery of benefits.
At the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute, executives from three of the nation's largest payers discussed how their individual efforts to modernize business processes led them to work with the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare to set standards that the rest of the industry could adopt.
Former President Bill Clinton called for an inclusive and collaborative approach to healthcare reform in his closing keynote address for the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute.