OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best Associate Director Bridget Maehr will deliver a U.S. health insurance industry-focused presentation at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s 2019 Statutory Accounting Advisory Group Annual Meeting, which will take place Sept. 25-26, in Chicago, IL.
Maehr’s session, titled, “Health Industry Outlook From a Ratings Perspective,” will address recent market trends in the health insurance industry and industry results. In addition, she will discuss AM Best’s rating process, with a focus on its building-block approach, as well as the rating agency’s draft criteria on innovation and how it fits into the overall process. AM Best released an updated draft of the criteria procedure, “Scoring and Assessing Innovation,” on Sept. 13, and it is available at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.asp. Maehr has been with AM Best since 2005, and evaluates the financial strength and creditworthiness of health insurance companies, including for-profit and not-for-profit, provider-owned, regional and national insurers, as well as HMOs and Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
The two-day event also includes sessions on innovation and new technologies, as well as accounting, regulatory and legislative updates that impact the health insurance industry. Maehr’s session will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 4:00 p.m. (CDT).
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