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Institute for Health Plan Counsel

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - Friday, December 09, 2016
Swissôtel Chicago
Chicago, IL

Program Description

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The Institute is designed specifically for in-house counsel at health plans and their outside counsel and advisors. This program will provide an intensive day and a half of informative and practical education on a variety of these issues and best practices for health plan counsel. In addition, it will provide valuable networking opportunities for in-house counsel, outside counsel, and other professionals supporting health plans.

Breakout sessions will cover:

  • ACA Section 1557
  • The Relationship between Providers and Payers
  • Big Data
  • Pharmacy Benefits
  • Mental Health Parity

The program will begin at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 8 and end at 3:45 pm on Friday, December 9.

Here's what people say about this program:
"Well done and worth the investment in time."
"Outstanding networking opportunity. Good, relevant content."
"Excellent program overall."
"Extremely knowledgeable faculty. Nice mix between government, law firm, and plan speakers."

Program Materials

All materials will be available on a website prior to and after the program and handed out on a flash drive at the program.

All registrants will receive an email a week prior to the program with a link to the materials. This website is for attendees only and is not posted to the public. You must have the direct link to the website. The email will come from AHLA Member Services. To ensure registrants receive this email and is not caught by a spam filter, please white list

Cancellation / Substitutions

Cancellations must be received in writing by November 28, 2016. Registration fee, minus the $125 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program. If you wish to send a substitute, need more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies please call (202) 833-1100 prompt #5. Note that the registration fee is based on the AHLA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program.

Friday, Dec 09 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Continuing Education

CLE/MCLE: AHLA will be applying for 9.75 credits (including 1.0 ethics credits) for 60-minute states and approximately 11.7 (including 1.2 ethics credits) credits for 50-minute states. The number of credits approved may vary state to state.

CPE: This seminar will be worth approximately 11.0 CPE credits. AHLA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. NASBA's web site is located at

CCB: AHLA will be applying for 11.7 Compliance Certification Board (CCB) credits.

This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of plans, provider, and managed care issues. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparations required to register for this group live program. Those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law and terminology associated with this area in order to obtain the full educational benefit of this program.

Thursday, Dec 08 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM


Swissôtel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-0565
Online Reservation

Room Rates: $179 single/double occupancy - Sold Out
Hotel Cut-Off Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. We no longer have any rooms available in our room block. The Swissôtel may have a limited number of rooms available. Please call them directly.


Official Travel Provider ATC (Association Travel Concepts) – Visit the AHLA travel portal for discounts on air and car reservations

Discounts and Services:

  • Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. Restrictions apply and not all classes of service apply for the discount. (United Airlines). Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the meeting. (Delta).
  • Discounts apply for travel for AHLA 2016 meetings, discounts available 3 days pre/post meeting start/end dates.

Restrictions apply. *Service fees apply to ticketed reservations. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the following ID numbers:

  • Delta: NMLQN (800-328-1111)
  • Hertz Rentals: CV#031C0021 (800-654-2240)
  • Enterprise: 32H7476 (800-593-0505)

Program Planning Committee

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Anne W. Hance Co-Chair Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Chattanooga, TN
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Lisa A. Hathaway Co-Chair Aetna Inc Bethesda, MD
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Beth Connor Guest Member Cigna Nashville, TN
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Tracy C. Ivers Member Meriden, CT
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F. Ryan Keith Member Aetna Inc Louisville, KY
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Linda A. Tomaselli Member Kaiser Permanente Oakland, CA

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