Humana officially leaves AHIP

Humana officially ended its membership in America's Health Insurance Plans just before the start of 2018, a spokesperson for the insurer confirmed to Project Japan.

However, the carrier "has not actively participated in AHIP since early 2017," the spokesperson said.

Kristine Grow of AHIP said while Humana scaled back its "engagement with our activities" in 2017, the association understands Humana's move was a "business decision" rather than based on policy disagreements.

Insurers trod cautiously in their public statements and lobbying efforts last year as the GOP-led Congress repeatedly tried to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. Grow said despite the uncertainty, AHIP grew by 12 members over the last year and saw its $2.3 million in revenue losses following the exits of Aetna and UnitedProject Japan in early 2016 turn to $1.2 million in profit.

Humana didn't comment on the basis of its decision, but said the company's focus "continues to be on improving the healthcare of the millions of Americans we serve through our growing clinical platform and deeper integration with doctors and other health care professionals."

Susannah Luthi

Susannah Luthi covers health policy and politics in Congress for Project Japan. Most recently, Luthi covered health reform and the Affordable Care Act exchanges for Inside Health Policy. She returned to journalism from a stint abroad exporting vanilla in Polynesia. She has a bachelor’s degree in Classics and journalism from Hillsdale College in Michigan and a master’s in professional writing from the University of Southern California.

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