News & Events
Upcoming Webinar on Employer-Sponsored Insurance
NIHCM Foundation will host a webinar entitled "The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance" on May 29, 2013 from 1:00-2:30 PM EDT. The potential effects of the ACA’s new premium tax credits and employer penalties on the group market are hotly debated, but relentless increases in health care costs have already begun to drive change.
Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2013-14 Research Grant Cycle
NIHCM Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of new funding under its grant program to support investigator-initiated health services research. Up to $150,000 will be available to fund two to three projects in the 2013-2014 cycle.
Expert Voices Re-release: Alice Rosenblatt on Pricing for the Exchanges
As health insurers continue filing preliminary rates for plans to be offered on state exchanges, it is worth keeping in mind the factors playing into their pricing decisions as summarized by Alice Rosenblatt in a recent Expert Voices essay.
Webinar Archive Available - The Health of Children in Foster Care
With complicated home lives and health concerns that are often caused or exacerbated by trauma, most children in foster care face major challenges to health and well-being. Yet the time spent in the foster care system with Medicaid coverage and assistance from social services is a critical period for helping these children achieve the best possible health outcomes.
Webinar on Health Insurance Marketplaces
NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar entitled "Health Insurance Marketplaces: Race to the Deadline" on May 7, 2013 from 1:30-3:00 PM EDT. With exchange open enrollment set to begin October 1, 2013, the federal government—now responsible for at least partial marketplace facilitation in 32 states—has perhaps the largest role to play in meeting the deadline.
New Expert Voices: Joan Henneberry and Kathy Gifford on Medicaid Expansion
NIHCM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new Expert Voices essay entitled "Medicaid Expansion: What's at Stake for 2014 and Beyond?" by Joan Henneberry, MS, Principal, and Kathy D. Gifford, JD, Managing Principal, Health Management Associates.
Webinar: Retail Stores and the Shift to a Consumer-Centric Health Marketplace
June 4, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT
The number of consumers in the individual health insurance market is expected to double by 2019. Many of the new consumers will be health insurance novices facing a daunting array of decisions. In light of these changes, innovative insurers are increasingly viewing retail stores as a consumer-friendly way to facilitate purchasing and encourage proactive health care choices.
This webinar on the consumer-centered retail model featured industry leaders discussing topics including:
- an overview of the new retail health care marketplace, from exchanges to retail storefronts,
- an in-depth look at the current models of retail stores from two early adopters, and
- why stores are evolving beyond sales to provide assistance with claims, health and wellness activities, and even access to primary care.
This event is part of the new NIHCM Foundation webinar series, Transforming the Health Care Landscape.
- Speaker Biographies
- Understanding Emerging Consumer Needs in a Retail Market, Howard Lapsley, Partner, Oliver Wyman
- Florida Blue Centers, Patricia Engel, Senior Director, Strategic Development and Retail Operations, Marketing Capability Development, Florida Blue
- Highmark Direct Retail Stores, Matt Fidler, Vice President of Consumerism and Retail Marketing, Highmark Inc.
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