Publication Announcement: AIS's New 2008-2009 Health Plan Factbook Features Market Data, Industry Trends, and Analyses of Financial Performance

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This new resource provides health plans and other health care industry professionals with the accurate competitive intelligence they need to gauge changing market conditions and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), publisher of industry-leading newsletters Health Plan Week, The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans and Inside Consumer-Directed Care is pleased to announce publication of "Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data: 2008-2009." Available in both print and CD formats, this new resource provides health plans and other health care industry professionals with the accurate competitive intelligence they need to gauge changing market conditions and capitalize on growth opportunities. For detailed information on this publication, go to http://www.aishealth.com/Products/mfb.html.

"Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data" contains reliable reporting and analysis to help organizations develop strategic plans that will help their organization thrive. The 2008-2009 Edition includes coverage of:

-- Industry-wide trends, Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan trends, and benefit design and CDH trends
-- Strategies and markets -- pharmacy benefit management, the Medicare Advantage and Part D business, plus states and managed Medicaid
-- The latest health plan developments in provider contracting, pay-for-performance, tools and technology, and disease management
-- Company news and events, legal issues, federal regulations, resources and directories

Featured in this completely revised edition are in-depth focus on state health reform initiatives and a new chapter devoted entirely to health plans' financial performance. Special attention is also given to innovations in personal health records and electronic medical records and the ongoing California rescission controversy. Visit http://www.aishealth.com/Products/mfb.html for more information.

Find Specific Topics Instantly with the User-Friendly CD Edition:

"Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data" is also available on CD, enabling its readers to find exactly the topics they're most interested in easily and quickly. This unique resource will enable companies to chart the impact of events and understand possible implications for their organization in areas such as:

-- Changes in the Nevada market due to UnitedHealth Group's Sierra acquisition
-- Class-action suits against leading health plans prompted by lowered earnings forecasts
-- Response to new Department of Labor guidance that tightened restrictions for wellness incentive programs
-- Challenges in passage and implementation of initiatives such as Healthy San Francisco and Massachusetts' universal health care
-- Federal debate on expanding SCHIP

Visit http://www.aishealth.com/Products/mfb.html to see the complete table of contents.

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