Health Plan Week

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Publication Details

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 newsletter 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 changes to the Affordable Care Act.

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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 timely news and advice from experts on:

  • How the 20 million+ individuals who found coverage through the Affordable Care Act will get insurance in a post-ACA world.
  • Whether carriers will be able to sell across state lines ... and what the impact would be.
  • Whether federal premium subsidies will disappear, and if so what will replace them.
  • How the 21st Century Cures Act will be a shot in the arm for private exchanges.
  • How block grants could impact Medicaid managed care firms.
  • The future of bundled or global payment partnerships between insurers and providers.
  • Dynamic new employer benefit design trends and the priorities that are driving them.
  • New management tools that can contain the explosive growth in specialty drug costs.
  • Innovative trends in the use of narrow networks and P4P provider contracting.

Health Plan Week provides the intelligence you need to retain and grow group enrollment, stake out — and keep — a foothold in the individual market, participate in successful coverage-expansion initiatives, and track the explosion of new policy proposals from Washington ... and their impact.

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
  • The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, a monthly four-page update with news, analysis and data on Blues plans’ products, market share, strategies, profitability and alliances
  • 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 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 Executive Editor Jill Brown. 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 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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