Long Term Care Discussion Group
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The Long Term Care Discussion Group is an informal non-partisan networking group of long term care (LTC) policy stakeholders.  It meets monthly in Washington, DC (with telephone access when logistics allow) to hear from policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates and others regarding long term care policy issues, research, education and advocacy. Participants include stakeholders from the LTC insurance industry, the provider community, researchers and academics, federal government agencies, Capitol Hill, consumer advocates and others.

Topics covered in recent years include: White House perspectives on LTC initiatives, the federal government's LTC consumer awareness efforts, House and Senate briefings on various Hill proposals and others. Research topics have included the Long Term Care Admissions Cohort Study, an analysis of the impact of state tax incentives for LTC insurance; and state requirements for in-home worker safety checks. Recent topics included a discussion of the newly enacted CLASS Act, Advance Directives, Caregiver Needs and Supports, and other topics. Membership is open to Long Term Care Discussion Group presentationall and includes:

  • Consumer groups such as AARP, Alzheimer's Association, Families USA, National Council on the Aging, National Alliance for Caregiving and others
  • Government agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Administration on Aging, Congressional Research Service, the Office of Personnel Management, OMB and others
  • House and Senate staff also attend
  • Representatives from states include the National Governor's Association, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, National Council of State Legislators and interested parties from state government
  • Research groups include SCAN Foundation, Avalere Health, Brookings, Urban Institute, RTI, LifePlans, Univita, National Academy of Social Insurance, and others
  • Individuals from a variety of academic organizations including Georgetown, Harvard, George Mason University and others
  • Various insurance carriers, industry associations (e.g., AHIP, ACLI, NAIFA, NAHU, AALTCI), the American Benefits Council (ABC), provider groups such as AAHSA and AHCA, and other entities

Membership is free and open to all. To be included on the distribution list, contact Jenifer Allen at jenifer.allen@ltcg.com.

Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs: Susan Coronel, America’s Health Insurance Plans; John Cutler, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Hunter McKay, Administration on Community Living, DHHS (ex-officio); Karl Polzer, independent consultant; Jill Randolph, American Benefits Council; and Eileen J. Tell, LTCG

 

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