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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

NetMinder Attends Specialty Health Summit in Vegas May 5-7

Posted by Laura McMullen on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 12:57 PM

MIAMI, April 2, 2015 – Aaron Groffman will represent NetMinder at the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations/National Association of Vision Care Plans (NASHO/NAVCP) Specialty Health Summit from May 5-7th in Las Vegas. The Hearing Network Alliance and Physical Medicine Management Alliance also participate. The three-day conference brings together leaders in the specialty health, vision, hearing, and physical medicine industries for learning and collaboration opportunities. The annual conference attracts well over 150 executives and leaders from specialty health plans throughout the nation.

NASHO_Conf_sm“Networks are important elements in the delivery of vision, hearing, and other specialty health care and benefits. NASHO, NAVCP, HNA, and PMMA members are on the frontlines of these efforts and we are pleased to support their work,” Groffman said.

To see the program and conference materials, click here. For more information about NASHO, HNA, and PMMA, visit www.nasho.org. For more about NAVCP, visit www.navcp.org.  

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 3,500 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: narrow networks, Vision insurance, vision networks, Specialty Benefits, hearing network alliance

Groffman Discusses Dental Networks On and Off Healthcare Exchanges Since ACA

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

MIAMI, June 26, 2014 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, led a session in the National Association of Dental Plans 2014 Educational Webinar series. Aaron talked about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on dental provider networks offered to enrollees and discussed how dental networks on the exchanges compare to non-exchange dental networks. The session, presented on June 25, 2014, included an interactive question and answer session.

In order to meet the competitive pricing demands of the healthcare exchanges, many participating health plans have introduced new, narrower provider networks, with fewer high-cost providers and hospitals. During the webinar, Aaron explored this narrow network trend and investigated whether dental networks are following similar patterns. Attendees left with a better understanding of the logic behind narrow networks and how the dental industry is affected by this trend.

Aaron will be diving deeper into this topic as a speaker at NADP’s Converge Conference 2014 in September. 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 UnitedHealthGroup. Aaron is also an active volunteer in NADP.

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 70,000 reports to more than 3,500 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: health insurance, narrow networks, Affordable Care Act, ACA. healthcare exchanges

 

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