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Why Tavenner's new post, Aetna-Humana merger show Medicare Advantage's strength

Both the Aetna-Humana merger deal and the news that Marilyn Tavenner will take the helm of America's Health Insurance Plans underscore just how important Medicare Advantage has become to the country's private health insurers, according to  Forbes.

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.

Did UnitedHealth Group outgrow AHIP?

UnitedHealth Group has remained mostly mum about why it is splitting from America's Health Insurance Plans at the end of this month. It's possible, however, that the nation's largest for-profit insurer simply outgrew the nation's largest industry trade group.

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. 

Repeal of health insurance tax edges closer to reality

The controversial health insurance tax, which amounted to $8 billion last year and increased by 41 percent this year, may be on its way out.

AHIP to launch new Innovation Lab

America's Health Insurance Plans  announced the opening of a new Innovation Lab in Chicago's West Loop.

3 provider cost-cutting strategies

To help offset the healthcare cost crisis in a post-Affordable Care Act world, there are three ways providers can slash prices, according to Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D., associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, a presenter at last week's AHIP Institute in Seattle

3 key elements for a successful ACO

Aligned incentives, partnerships and shared decision-making are three essential implements to a successful accountable care organization, according to a panel discussion at the AHIP Institute.

AHIP: 3 ways to improve healthcare reform coverage

Insurers can enhance the affordability, stability and accessibility of healthcare by lowering premiums, providing better guidelines for transition periods and boosting transparency, according to a report from America's Health Insurance Plans, released Wednesday.