Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
Issued annually by industry-leading health business information publisher Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), AIS’s Directory of Health Plans has a demonstrated history of data integrity and accuracy. The recently released tenth edition contains enrollment data and contact information for health plans and primary care preferred provider networks operating in the U.S. as of year-end 2012. It illustrates precisely the growth in the number of enrollees along with changes due to company consolidations, acquisitions and reorganizations.
Individually researched and updated each year for accuracy, AIS’s Directory of Health Plans has been, for the past decade, the nation’s most respected and reliable source of both health plan enrollment data and executive contact information. Specifically structured to help the health insurance industry quickly identify enrollment and plan design trends, AIS’s Directory of Health Plans follows impeccable research standards to give accurate and sensitive insight into the U.S. health plan market. Additionally, it provides contact information of top executives and decision makers in 17 different job functions.
AIS has published the Directory for ten years by conducting detailed research and using their exclusive database. AIS’s high level of personal contact and long-standing relationships ensures that the Directory contains the most accurate and up-to-date data. Enrollment data in the 2013 edition is current as of year-end 2012 — the most current data available. And, for the tenth year in a row, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) — the national trade association representing health plans — has selected AIS’s Directory of Health Plans as the official directory resource.
Susan Namovicz-Peat, managing editor of the Directory since its inception in 2004, has worked to ensure each edition of the directory reflects current market conditions. “Due to continued growth in the public-sector markets,” she says, “we have expanded research efforts on the numbers of individuals covered by state-level and other government health plans. We are now researching enrollment for all types of local community plans, PACE plans, and where available, fee-for-service programs and managed care programs run by state and local government entities. This year only, the Directory includes Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs), a temporary government-run program covering individuals who will be served by new programs starting in 2014.” Plus, the 2013 edition includes a new data field that lists the number of covered lives in 88 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) plans.
The Directory is widely used by health plans, health care consulting firms, equipment and supply vendors, pharmaceutical companies and PBMs, employers, banks and investment analysts, and health care associations. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/aiss-directory-health-plans to view sample pages, a table of contents and a complete list of data fields on this thorough and definitive tool to calculate health plan market share.
About Atlantic Information Services
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars, and conferences. Learn more at http://www.AISHealth.com.