Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data: 2016-2017

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  • Pub Code: GHPF21-11WEB
  • Pages: Approximately 400
  • ISBN: 978-1-939721-22-8
  • Copyright 2016

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Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data: 2016-2017

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A best-selling annual book packed with insights into important trends that are re-shaping the health care industry. This one-of-a-kind resource contains reliable data, directories and other valuable resources you can put to work today. Written and organized by AIS's experienced health reporting staff.

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Get the perspective you need to make sense of the state of the health plan industry with Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data

Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data is a comprehensive one-of-a-kind resource on the U.S. health insurance industry. It provides valuable intelligence on a wide range of big-dollar health plan issues — from benefit design and management strategies to corporate financial results and enrollment — that can be of great assistance to you and your management team in the year ahead.

This unique, well-organized resource helps you quickly get up-to-speed on:

  • Industry-wide Trends. Our in-house editorial and research teams have closely tracked enrollment and market trends over the past year — including Medicare Advantage and Medicaid enrollment, premium rates and integrated health systems.
  • Market Impact of Mergers and Closures. From the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers to myriad CO-OP closures, the industry has seen volatile shifts in the past year.
  • Insurer Strategies. In-depth accounts of health plans’ competitive strategies in public and private exchanges, reimbursement strategies such as value-based care, outcomes-based drug contracting and bundled payments, and pharmacy benefit cost containment.
  • Innovative Partnerships. The shape of the industry continues to evolve as insurers, health systems and providers form partnerships and launch products designed to provide value to customers while cutting costs.
  • Business News. Synopses of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, financial and stock market performance, personnel decisions and executive compensation trends.
  • Data and Developments on Blues Plans. New for this edition, a chapter is specifically dedicated to data, trends and strategies of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

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Table of Contents (2015-2016 Edition)

Chapter 1: Health Plan Enrollment and Market Share

  • Enrollment Data
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment Data
  • Medicaid Enrollment Data
  • Dual-Eligibles Data

Chapter 2: Health Plan Organizational Structure and Leadership

  • Executive Compensation Trends
  • Workforce Developments
  • Leadership Decisions and Appointments

Chapter 3: Health Plan Financial Performance

  • Costs and Profitability
  • Medical Loss Ratios
  • Second-Quarter 2014 Results
  • Third-Quarter 2014 Results
  • Fourth-Quarter 2015 Results
  • First-Quarter 2015 Results
  • Stock Market Performance
  • Key Financial Data

Chapter 4: Market Moves and Expansions

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
    • Health Plan Acquisitions and Sales of Non-health plans
  • Market Moves and Developments
  • Medicaid Market Developments

Chapter 5: Health Plan Product Offerings, Marketing and Benefit Design

  • Outreach Efforts
  • Benefit Design and Offerings
    • ACOs
    • High-Deductible Health Plans
    • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commercial Markets
    • Small Group
    • Individual
    • Large Group
  • Network Design
    • Narrow Networks
    • Tiered Networks
  • Medicare Advantage Products
    • Marketing of MA Star Ratings

Chapter 6: New Market Players and Insurance Alternatives

  • Broker Platforms and New Distribution Channels
  • Health Care Sharing Ministries
  • Boeing Direct-to-Employer ACO
  • Retail Market Expansions
  • Overseas Efforts
  • Vivity and Other Joint Ventures
  • Investment Opportunities

Chapter 7: Private Exchanges

  • Private Exchange Growth Trends
    • Launches and Expansions
  • Insurer Strategies for Private Exchanges
  • Employer Adoption of Private Exchanges
  • Decision-Support Tools

Chapter 8: Insurer Participation and Strategies for Public Exchanges

  • Participation and Competition
    • Consumer Owned and Operated Plans
  • Federal Oversight and Guidance
    • Risk Corridors
  • Exchange Premium Rate Trends
  • Exchange Premium Rate Data

Chapter 9: Provider/Health Plan Transactions and Developments

  • Network Administration and Reimbursement Strategies
  • Integrated Health Systems and Payer Collaborations
  • Bundled Payments

Chapter 10: Accountable Care Organizations and Other Value-Based Care Arrangements

  • Commercial ACO Strategies and Trends
    • Medicare Advantage ACOs
  • Health Plan ACO Arrangements and Collaborative Agreements
  • ACO Results
  • Public-Sector ACOs
  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes
  • Payer Strategies for Value-Based Care

Chapter 11: Health Promotion, Wellness and Disease Management Strategies

  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Strategies for Specific Health Issues

Chapter 12: Health Plan Strategies for Pharmacy Benefit Management

  • Formulary Strategies
  • Copay Capping
  • Use of Generics
  • Coverage of Contraceptives
  • Genetic Testing
  • Compounded Drug Costs
  • Specialty Drug Strategies
    • Hepatitis C Drugs
    • Biosimilars
  • Prescription Drug Benefit Design Data

Chapter 13: IT Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Population Health Data
  • Apps and Mobile Technology
  • Telemedicine
  • Data Security and Insurer Breaches

Chapter 14: Health Plan Resources and Directories

  • Directory of State-Based Exchanges
  • Directory of Federal and Regional Medicare Regulators
  • Directory of Health Plan Trade Associations
  • Directory of State Health Plan Associations
  • State Insurance Commissioners
  • State Medicaid Directors
  • State Medicaid Pharmacy Directors
  • Directory of State Health Officials

Written By

Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data was written and edited by the editorial staff of Atlantic Information Services.

Written For

  • Managers of HMOs, PPOs, POS plans and PSOs
  • Hospital managers and health system executives
  • Group practice managers
  • Managers of IDSs
  • Insurance executives
  • Employee benefits managers
  • Consultants and attorneys

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