Insurance Exchange Strategies for Health Plans

Organization: Corporate Research Group

Venue: Hyatt Regency Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2013 / 7:00 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (EST)
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The advent of individual and small group insurance exchanges under ObamaCare offers good news and bad news for health plans. The good news: expanded enrollment. The bad news: lower profit margins—at least initially.

Health plans have been formulating exchange strategies for months—attempting to address a wide variety of pressing concerns around pricing, benefit design, and most importantly the likely impact on membership and profits.

The stakes are huge. That's why Corporate Research Group is convening Insurance Exchange Strategies for Health Plans: Opportunities and Pitfalls of the ObamaCare Marketplaces.

This unique, one-day event will bring together representatives from leading individual, small group, commercial and Medicaid plans—the very organizations committed to serving the exchange market. Our goal is to deliver actionable information on exchange strategies—the kinds of insights that will help you refine your organization's approach to exchanges.

Corporate Research Group will deliver at the conference an update to the research provided in our successful webinar on health plan exchange strategies—an event that attracted nearly 300 representatives of leading health plans.

Insurance Exchange Strategies for Health Plans: Opportunities and Pitfalls of the ObamaCare Marketplaces will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Boston, MA. In addition to insights from health plans across the nation, you'll get an up-close look at The Bay State exchange initiative, which served as the model for ObamaCare.

Insurance Exchange Strategies for Health Plans: Opportunities and Pitfalls of the ObamaCare Marketplaces is the one health insurance exchange event you won't want to miss.

The Conference Goal:

Insurance Exchange Strategies for Health Plans Conference will explore the opportunities and pitfalls of the Obamacare marketplaces and help you position your managed care organization for success.

Top Reasons to Attend:

  • Find out which exchange plans will pursue a "land grab" strategy and which ones will stress profit margins and return on capital
  • Get the inside scoop on product design and network configuration strategies
  • Understand why Medicaid plans are poised to be significant exchange players — and what this means for commercial plans competing in
  • exchanges
  • Assess how the three "Rs" (reinsurance, risk corridors and risk adjustment) will impact product and pricing strategies
  • Discover the criteria being used by leading plans as they evaluate which exchange markets to participate in and which ones to avoid
  • Learn important lessons from the Massachusetts health exchange experience
  • Pick up valuable tips on marketing and branding of exchange offerings

2013 Speaker Faculty

Alan Hughes, BCBS of North Carolina Paul Wingle, Aetna Lisa Rubino, Molina Healthcare Raymond Smithberger, Cigna David Kerrigan, Massachusetts Health Connector Scott Polansky, PCG Mary Hennings, BCBS of Massachusetts Carl Mercurio, CRG


Agenda Highlights

The Outlook for Health Insurance Exchanges  

Here Come the Exchanges: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Plans  

Product and Network Design Strategies for Exchange Plans  

Pricing Strategies for Exchanges—Land Grab vs. Wait-and-See  

Why Medicaid Plans are Poised for Success in Health Insurance Exchanges  

Massachusetts Case Study—Lessons of the Health Connector  

Marketing, Branding and Outreach – Understand the Key Drivers of Consumer Preferences  

Who Should Attend?

Health Plans, Payer Executives & Employer Groups including:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer / Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer / Medical Directors
  • Managed Care
  • Individual Health Plans
  • Small Group Health Plans
  • Managed Medicaid Plans
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Compliance
  • Contracting
  • Vice Presidents of Government Programs
  • Policy Analysis
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Medicare / Medicaid
  • Quality / Safety
  • Medical Affairs
  • Technology / Informatics
  • Product Development / Innovation

About Corporate Research Group (CRG)

Corporate Research Group has been serving the managed healthcare marketplace since 1993 as the industry's leading source for news, strategic intelligence, market research and custom consulting. CRG products consist of print and electronic newsletters, e-mail updates, annual forecasts, conferences, webinars, and the unique Managed Care Access online information service. Our subscribers include public and private health plans, hospitals and health systems, employee benefit professionals, federal and state policy leaders and the investment community.


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