Ask an AHIP expert: Issues and trends in employer-sponsored insurance [Video]

This year's AHIP Institute & Expo took place in Austin, Texas. (Leslie Small)

There is no shortage of news about health insurance these days, though given the machinations on Capitol Hill, most of the focus has been on the individual markets and the Medicaid program.

But two other business lines are arguably just as important—if not more so—to insurers: employer-sponsored plans and Medicare Advantage. Though neither features as prominently in the headlines, both sectors are experiencing challenges and striving to adapt to policy changes and shifting market forces that shape the industry at large.

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No one knows this better than the in-house experts from the health insurance industry’s largest trade group, America’s Health Insurance Plans. FierceHealthcare sat down with two of them at AHIP’s annual Institute & Expo in Austin, Texas, to pick their brains about the biggest issues and trends surrounding their respective areas of expertise.

Below, check out our interview with Adam Beck, AHIP’s vice president of employer health policy and initiatives, and commercial exchange policy and operations. (And stay tuned for the second interview, with Tom Kornfield, AHIP’s vice president of public programs policy and federal programs.)


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