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'Turnaround was job one. Now we are moving forward'

'Turnaround was job one. Now we are moving forward'

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

Last fall, Karen Ignagni took over as CEO of EmblemHealth—a financially troubled New York insurer with 3.2 million covered lives—after 22 years at the helm of America's Health Insurance Plans. She recently discussed the challenges she faces in her new position.

Feds forgoing $13.9 billion from ACA insurance tax

By Bob Herman  |  March 01, 2016

Congress' decision to suspend the Affordable Care Act's tax on health insurers for one year will cost the government $13.9 billion, funding that normally would go to cover subsidies for low-income enrollees and other functions of the law.

The health insurance industry's identity crisis

The health insurance industry's identity crisis

By Bob Herman  |  January 30, 2016

Most insurers have embraced the ACA, and it has helped many of them financially through the tacit encouragement of products such as high-deductible plans. But many still puzzle over how to pivot beyond what was long the core of their business: employer-based plans and holding down medical claims.

AHIP starts early with Medicare Advantage political pressure

AHIP starts early with Medicare Advantage political pressure

By Bob Herman  |  January 28, 2016

America's Health Insurance Plans, the primary lobbyist for the health insurance industry, is funding a “seven-figure” ad campaign that targets Medicare Advantage and aims to put pressure on the Obama administration to stabilize funding for the private version of Medicare.

Q&A: Marilyn Tavenner on AHIP's way forward

Q&A: Marilyn Tavenner on AHIP's way forward

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2016

Former CMS chief Marilyn Tavenner discusses her move to head up America's Health Insurance Plans and the challenges faced by the group's members, which have struggled in the fledgling insurance marketplaces created under the ACA.

Tavenner slams CMS for Medicare Advantage underpayments

Tavenner slams CMS for Medicare Advantage underpayments

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 23, 2016

The CMS’ previous administrator, Marilyn Tavenner, criticized the agency after an analysis showed it has underpaid Medicare Advantage plans for the costs of treating individuals with chronic conditions.

WEDI picks former AHIP leader as interim CEO

WEDI picks former AHIP leader as interim CEO

By Joseph Conn  |  January 20, 2016

Charles Stellar, a former leader of America's Health Insurance Plans, has been named interim president and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, or WEDI. He replaces Devin Jopp, who stepped down last week as the head of the not-for-profit group.

10 to watch for 2016

10 to watch for 2016

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 09, 2016

Big insurance mergers, the evolution of the nation's delivery systems, the direction of drug and device regulation—these are some of the more important issues we'll be covering this year, and they drove our decisions on which people to watch in 2016.

Slide Show: 10 to Watch in 2016

Slide Show: 10 to Watch in 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 09, 2016

Big insurance mergers, the evolution of the nation's delivery systems, the direction of drug and device regulation—these are some of the more important issues we'll be covering this year, and they drove our decisions on which people to watch in 2016.

Big insurer defections signal AHIP's fading clout

Big insurer defections signal AHIP's fading clout

By Bob Herman  |  January 09, 2016

Aetna's departure from AHIP months after UnitedHealth Group bolted is further evidence that the large national insurers are increasingly happy to fight their own battles on Capitol Hill, such as shepherding their pending mega-mergers and negotiating changes to the ACA marketplaces.

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