Health Plan Week

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Subscriptions include print and electronic issues

  • Frequency: weekly (45 issues/year)
  • Pages: 8
  • Format: Print and PDF versions
  • ISSN: 1937-6650
  • Pub Code: NHPW-11WEB

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Health Plan Week

The nation’s #1 source of timely, objective business, financial and regulatory news of the health insurance industry. Published since 1991, the 8-page weekly features valuable insights and strategies for health plan managers and others who must monitor the activities and performance of health insurers. Coverage includes new benefit designs and underwriting practices, new products and marketing strategies, mergers and alliances, financial performance and results, Medicare and Medicaid opportunities, disease management, and the flood of reform-driven regulatory initiatives including medical loss ratios, exchanges, ACOs and myriad benefit design changes that are mandated.

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Introductory Subscription Price for New Subscribers (45 issues)
$537.00
was $637.00
8 issues
$91.00

Strategic Business, Financial and Regulatory News of the Health Insurance Industry

Health Plan Week is a weekly 8-page newsletter written for busy health care executives to provide the business, financial and regulatory news of the health insurance industry that can help you make the most of opportunities and protect your organization’s bottom line. Each issue is packed with news and insight that can help you keep one eye on reform-mandated changes — and their impact — and the other trained on benchmarking your competitors. You’ll read all the details of:

  • Employer-based insurance trends, from redefinition of plan design to implementation of new disease-management and consumer-directed health plan methods.
  • Narrow networks, high-deductible plans, ancillary health insurance products and other trend-setting ideas in the marketplace.
  • Public and private exchanges, which are revolutionizing how insurers meet new demand for individual and small-group coverage and satisfy existing large-group demands.
  • Cost-saving strategies from industry thought leaders working to reduce administrative costs by imitating low-cost insurers in a competitive marketplace.
  • The rise of new market entrants as more providers seek alliances and licenses to sell health insurance.
  • Medicaid expansion and privatization of Medicaid delivery, bringing more players into the managed care space and raising the risk for low-income health insurance issuers.
  • Health plan premium rate strategies in the face of reform-related pressure like the 3:1 age-rating band and guarantee issue, as well as more stringent oversight.
  • The role of brokers in the new marketplace and how health reform redefines how insurance traditionally has been sold to individuals and employers.

Health insurers are reinventing themselves in response to health reform and strong new market trends. Follow every turn in this historic business revolution and monitor new trends and tactics in the health insurance marketplace with Health Plan Week.

Formerly known as Managed Care Week, Health Plan Week has been published by AIS since 1991. A one-year subscription includes:

  • 45 issues of Health Plan Week delivered First Class by U.S. Mail and electronically
  • Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans – quarterly spreadsheets, included at no additional charge, containing financial data points for the U.S.’s 50 leading health plans. Sold separately for $141 per quarter
  • Informative, subscriber-only E-Alerts when timely news breaks
  • AIS’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Access to a subscriber-only Web page with:
    • Searchable archives of past articles,
    • Convenient library with PDFs of back issues,
    • Recent stories of interest and hot topic articles grouped for convenient reading, and
    • Regular postings from your editor.

Free quarterly data included in your subscription! Subscribers to Health Plan Week also receive Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans, a quarterly spreadsheet with up-to-date financial data points for 50 leading health plans. Each quarter, subscribers will receive — both electronically and printed in the newsletter — an Excel file that compares nine indicators, including premium revenue, medical, pharmacy and administrative costs, and net income (or loss). This unique data, priced at $141 per quarter, is a FREE component of your Health Plan Week subscription! Click here for more information about Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans.

Written By

Health Plan Week is written by a highly experienced team of health business journalists — led by Managing Editor Patrick Connole. Their extensive experience ensures that each issue is packed with information of critical importance to your organization’s bottom line and includes “how-to” strategic information you can put to use immediately.

Written For

  • HMOs, PPO and POS plans
  • Insurers
  • Employers
  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Group practices
  • Other providers

AIS Guarantee

When you subscribe to Health Plan Week, your satisfaction is fully guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with the newsletter within the first 30 days, just cancel and receive a prompt 100% refund. After your first 30 days, you may cancel at any time in the year ahead and receive a full prompt refund for all unmailed issues.

Shipping Information

Electronic (PDF) versions of the newsletter are available, on the newsletter’s subscriber-only Web page, on the day of publication. Recipients should whitelist aisalert@aishealth.com to ensure delivery of the e-mail notification of new issues. Print newsletters are mailed 1st class through the U.S. Postal Service. You should receive your first issue within 5-7 business days of your order. A one-time $12 shipping and handling charge will be applied to your order.

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Health Plan Week

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Introductory Subscription Price for New Subscribers (45 issues)
$537.00
was $637.00
8 issues
$91.00