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The Ignition Group Will Exhibit and Present at the NADP Converge 2017 Conference in Atlanta

Posted by Susan Donegan on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

MIAMI, August 30, 2017 – The Ignition Group will be participating in the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE 2017 conference in Atlanta, GA Sept. 25- 28th.

On Tuesday, 9/26, The Ignition Group team will demonstrate NetMinder’s features to show users how to expand and support their existing accessibility reporting to make their network stand out for small and medium-sized opportunities. The demo, Complement Your Accessibility Reporting with NetMinder, will focus on evaluating network access for multiple networks and comparing and contrasting choice and access.

Aaron Groffman, president of the healthcare consulting company, will be a featured speaker at the event on Wednesday, 9/27. Aaron’s breakout session, "Are there any dentists left to recruit?", will explore the high overlap between dental PPO networks, and the immediate growth offered by leased networks. NADP attendees will learn about the degree of dental network overlap and the impact it has on the competitiveness of their own networks. As part of the presentation, Aaron will look at how much growth potential exists for leased networks, and how to identify and prioritize prospective network dentists.

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup.

The Ignition Group team is looking forward to interacting with over 400 expected attendees at this year’s NADP Converge, the premier professional development event for the dental benefits industry.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 100,000 reports to more than 3,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars.

Tags: dental PPO networks, dental network, NADP, NADP Converge 2017, network overlap, network accessibility reporting, leased networks

NADP Converge 2016 Hosts Speaker Aaron Groffman from The Ignition Group

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

MIAMI, September 23, 2016 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, was a featured speaker at the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE 2016 conference again this year. More than 400 people attended the conference Sept. 12-15 in San Antonio, TX.

Aaron’s breakout session, "Dental & Vision Better Together," continued building on the exploration he began as part of the 2015 NADP Educational Webinar series. The group had a positive discussion about trends affecting dental and vision plans, the similarities and differences, and easy ways to leverage existing tools to expand dental and vision networks. Most dental companies have added vision plans to their product offerings already. Companies that compete in both markets, or just one, will find this information about network size, growth rates, and provider participation useful. Review the presentation here.

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars.

Tags: dental network, vision networks, health insurance, NADP, network data

The Ignition Group’s Aaron Groffman Speaks at NADP CONVERGE 2016

Posted by Laura McMullen on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

MIAMI, August 17, 2016 Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, will be a featured speaker at the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE 2016 conference. More than 400 people are expected to attend the conference September 12-15, 2016 in San Antonio. 

Aaron’s breakout session, “Dental and Vision: Better Together,” will focus on the similarities and differences in comparing dental and vision networks size using trends data from NetMinder, the network comparison tool powered by The Ignition Group. A popular speaker at this and other industry events, Aaron is a longtime member of NADP and currently serves on the Membership Commission.  

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup.  

About The Ignition Group 

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars. 

Tags: NADP, Healthcare, dental plans, vision networks, dental network

NetMinder’s Groffman Discusses Tiered and Narrow Dental Network Trends

Posted by Susan Donegan on Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

MIAMI, December 1, 2015 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, and Herschel Reich, vice president in the payer consulting practice of OptumInsight, led a session in the National Association of Dental Plans 2015 Educational Webinar series. Aaron and Herschel discussed competition on the exchanges and the increasing pressure to capture the market share of individual and exchange dental customers. Dental networks are starting to evolve to meet market demands by offering tiered and narrow networks to provide the right combination of access and choice for consumers. The session, presented on November 11, 2015, included an interactive question and answer session.

During the webinar, Aaron and Herschel explored how the narrow network trend applies to dental plans and outlined the importance of using a targeted approach to narrowing your network. Attendees left with a better understanding of the logic behind narrow networks and how the dental industry is affected by this trend.

The session was recorded and is available for purchase on the NADP Knowledge Center. Click here to access. 

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealth Group. Aaron is an active volunteer in NADP.

Herschel has worked in the actuarial health care and managed care arena for more than 25 years specializing in commercial and Medicare strategy assessments, performance improvement, pricing, underwriting, reserving, product development, alliance development, and vendor management for health and ancillary products.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: dental network, narrow networks, dental plans, NADP

Aaron Groffman from the Ignition Group Spoke at NADP Converge 2015

Posted by Susan Donegan on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

MIAMI, October 7, 2015 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, was a featured speaker at the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE conference again this year. More than 500 people attended the conference Sept 28- Oct 1, 2015 in Palm Desert, CA.

Aaron’s breakout session, “Dental Networks and Healthcare Exchanges," continued the exploration he began at the 2014 conference. Highlights of this year’s presentation were a deeper dive into the narrow network trend and discussion about the expanded standalone dental plan options available on the federal and state exchanges as well as ways to expand standalone dental enrollment using plan features already proven to reduce premiums in the commercial market.

Review the presentation here.

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup. 

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: dental network, narrow networks, healthcare exchanges, dental plans, NADP, NADP Converge 2015

Darrin Hall Nominated for 2015 NADP Gabryl Award for Leadership and Contributions to Research Commission

Posted by Susan Donegan on Tue, Sep 08, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

MIAMI, September 8, 2015 – Darrin Hall, product architect of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, has been nominated to receive the NADP Gabryl Award. The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) created the prestigious Gabryl Award in 1997 to honor outstanding leadership and long-term contributions by an NADP volunteer. It is the association’s highest honor. The volunteers of NADP help to fulfill the mission of the association to promote and advance the dental benefits industry and improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care.

NADP Gabryl Award recipients are nominated by other volunteers and selected by the Board of Directors. Darrin was nominated by the Research Commission for his leadership and guidance in adapting NADP’s research reports to provide more depth and granularity in response to a wide range of Affordable Care Act influences on the dental marketplace. His work and engagement were essential to preparing the Research Commission, and NADP, to respond to the more intense data needs of the dental benefits industry. Darrin was an active member of the Research Commission from 2002 – 2013, and served as the chair from 2009 – 2013.

“I am honored to be nominated for the Gabryl Award and pleased that my contributions have helped the association. It is a pleasure to work with other volunteers from across the dental benefits industry,” Darrin said.

Darrin has worked in a variety of roles in nearly every functional area of the industry during his 20+ years with Cigna Dental and Oral Health Services prior to joining The Ignition Group.

The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a Texas nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, is the "representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry." NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP's members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity, and Discount Dental products to more than 163 million Americans, approximately 90 percent of all Americans with dental benefits. 

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: NetMinder, The Ignition Group, ACA, dental benefits, NADP

 

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