Category: AHIP Studies and Reports

Medicare Advantage Stats of the Day

A new AHIP report shows low-income and diverse populations of Medicare beneficiaries continue to rely on the high-quality health care coverage provided by Medicare Advantage plans. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports

Report: Protect Medicare Advantage’s Ability to Care for Patients with Complex Health Needs

Changes to the Medicare Advantage risk adjustment model undermine health plans’ efforts to care for beneficiaries managing multiple chronic conditions, concludes a new report from Avalere Health. This will have real consequences for the millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities who rely on the Medicare Advantage program. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Issue Alert

New Report Shows Vulnerable Populations Rely on Medigap

Medigap policyholders represent some of the most vulnerable populations, according to a new AHIP report. For the more than 11 million seniors and people with disabilities across the nation choosing Medigap coverage, the peace of mind about their financial security and the reliability of their health care benefits are invaluable. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Fact Check

The Economic Importance of Health Insurance Plans

A new report from AHIP illustrates the significant economic benefits health plans contribute to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading

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New AHIP Issue Brief Outlines Patient Protections Against Soaring Prescription Drug Prices

As prescription drug prices continue to rise, a new issue brief on patient cost sharing shows how health plans are working to protect patients from the soaring cost of treatments and medications. Even as health plans are covering the vast majority of the cost associated with prescription medications, drug companies continue to demand a blank check, driving up costs across the board for everyone. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Uncategorized

Public-Private Partnerships Improve Access to Long-Term Care

About 70 percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care services sometime during their lifetimes. These services can be expensive, but long-term care (LTC) insurance can provide individuals with the support they need for long-term care. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Issue Alert, Uncategorized

Medigap Protects Vulnerable Populations

Medigap, private health insurance designed to supplement Medicare, allows seniors and other beneficiaries to budget for medical costs and avoid the confusion of handling complex medical bills from health care providers. Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: See the Impact of Exorbitant Out-of-Network Fees for Patients

Unexpected medical bills can be shocking for patients who seek care from out-of-network providers or specialists. On average, patients saw potential excess charges of 300 percent compared to Medicare’s fee for the same treatment or procedure. These exorbitant charges underscore the value of health plans’ provider networks. Health plans develop provider networks to improve quality and make health care more affordable for consumers. By selectively contracting with credentialed providers, health plans ensure consumers have access to a wide-range of providers [...]

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Infographic

Transparency and High-Value Health Care

As the following examples show, efforts to arm patients with reliable quality and cost data to shop wisely for health care services will have a meaningful impact on bending the current, unsustainable health care cost curve. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Health Care Costs

Health Plans Leading the Way to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates

Health plans have made improving adult immunization rates a top priority, recognizing that immunizations are one of the best ways to keep patients healthy and reduce the risk of vaccine-preventable deaths and hospitalizations. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Uncategorized