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Event Date Mon Sep 13 EDT - Tue Sep 14 EDT (10 months ago)
Location Virtual Event
Region Americas

AHIP draws together industry experts, policymakers, academics, and thought leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s health care system. Our in-person programs offer an opportunity to participate in substantive and timely discussions on policy, health plan operations, state issues, and public programs.

Where Grassroots Ideas Have Nationwide Impact
As we move into a post-pandemic health care world, it’s more essential than ever to share information, ideas, and insights that fit the moment. At AHIP’s State Issues Retreat, connect with leaders from coast to coast who are working to make health care better, equitable, and affordable for all Americans.

You’ll engage in-depth, real-time conversations with state lawmakers, health insurance provider executives, and health care influencer's on the topics that matter most for your state and the communities you serve.

Attendance is limited to AHIP health insurance provider members, AHIP retained counsels, and state trade association executives.

Topics Relevant to Your State and the Work You Do

Together, we’ll take on such priorities as:
• COVID – how the global pandemic has shaped our industry and advocacy priorities
• Universal coverage – from single payer to public options and our industry’s solution to access to affordable care.
• Health equity and the work that is being advanced by state and national policy leaders
• Surprise Medical Bills: the protections of the No Surprises Act and its impact on states moving forward
• The intersection of clinical care and public health – lessons learned
• Affordability – the challenges and solutions


2021 Speakers

Bruce D. Broussard
President and CEO, Humana Inc.

Matt Eyles
President and CEO, AHIP

Miranda Motter
Senior Vice President, State Affairs and Policy, AHIP

Emily Crouch
Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce

Jesse McCormick
AHIP Retained Counsel (Louisiana)

Seth Peretta
Principal, Co-Chair Plan Sponsor Practice, Groom Law Group

Michael Hillerby
Kaempfer Crowell, Hometown Health Retained Counsel

Sara Orrange
Regional Director, State Affairs & Policy, AHIP

Katherine Pelletreau, MPH
Executive Director, Maine Association of Health Plans

Rosemary Englert
Senior Director, State Affairs & Policy, AHIP

Leanne Gassaway
Vice President, State Government Affairs, CVS Health

Kimberly Kockler
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Independence Blue Cross

Brendan Peppard
Regional Director, AHIP

Ellen Buettner
Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Rhys Jones, MPH
Vice President, Medicaid Policy and Advocacy, AHIP

Matt Salo
Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)

Chris Regal
Clinical Innovation, AHIP

Latoya Thomas
Director, Policy and Government Affairs, Doctor On Demand

Danielle A. Lloyd, MPH
Senior Vice President, Private Market Innovations and Quality Initiatives, Clinical Affairs, AHIP

Jeanette Thornton
Senior Vice President, Product, Employer, and Commercial Policy, AHIP

Stephanie Berry
Regional Director, State Affairs, AHIP

Eme Augustini
Executive Director, National Association of Dental Plans

Elizabeth Goodman, JD, MSW, DrPH
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Innovation, AHIP

William Shrank, MD, MSHS
Chief Medical Officer, Humana Inc.

Brandon Sandine
Legislative & Regulatory Analyst, State Affairs & Policy, AHIP

John Doran
Divisional Vice President of External Affairs and Chief of Staff, Bue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana

Michelle Jester, MA, PMP
Executive Director, Social Determinants of Health, AHIP

Jarvis Stewart
Chairman and CEO, Highland Poe

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Aventri