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America's Health Insurance Plans Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work in if you want to influence health reform"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For those interested in a front row seat to healthcare reform - working with industry leaders, Congress, the Administration, and States to shape policy at the Federal and State level - this is a great place to work. AHIP is filled with very smart people who are passionate about healthcare. There are equal opportunities to excel for those who are early in their careers and those who are experts with years or decades of experience. A good supervisor can help create those opportunities.

    I disagree with reviewers who say there is not good work life balance here. Most people work from 8:30-5:30 or 9-6. Most check email in the evening and on weekends but rarely have emergencies that take away from personal time. Busier times require longer days, but that is the exception not the norm. People will work from home occasionally but AHIP does not support a telework policy - an exception is made for only a few people. If you want to telework, this probably isn't the place for you.

    Vacation time and sick time are generous (vacation increases after 5 years) and you're strongly encouraged to use it all (but can roll over a good portion if you don't). Salary is solid compared to market and health and 401k benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    As others have said, AHIP is very siloed. Certain roles work regularly across multiple departments, while others are one- or two-man teams that work by themselves. Some departments are better than others at engaging staff. HR and leadership have recently been making new efforts at engaging staff across the company to learn about what other departments do and for social activities.

    New leadership has been making significant efforts to make internal process improvements, including to annual reviews. Even with these changes, there is very little transparency into the review process and promotion/salary/bonus decisions and these new processes and have not been applied consistently to all staff.

    New CEO does not have a strong presence in the office and does not engage with most staff (including up to VP level), only a small core of leaders at the top. Without visibility or engaging staff, it's hard to see the leadership.


  2. "Everyone Needs to Work on Communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are decent and having your own office is a nice perk. I've also met some great people (colleagues) while working here.

    Cons

    As stated previously the companied is very siloed, everyone does there own thing and sometimes teammates don't know what each other is working on let alone other departments. The whole company needs to work on communicating better, especially at the senior level.

    If you are looking for a teleworking option this is not the job for you. It is NOT offered, although some teams have more flexibility than others.

    The personal/work life balance was terrible and has gotten better but overall this is not a very friendly culture. Happy hours, team lunches, and company parties do not happen, unless someone is leaving, which has been happening quite a bit the last few years.


  3. "Good organization to work on health policy and advocacy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time

    Pros

    AHIP is a great place to work on issues that are top of mind within the Beltway and around the country. The organization provides opportunities to make an impact if you are at all interested in policy and advocacy.

    Cons

    AHIP has really been improving when it comes to company culture. In the past, people have focused a lot on work and less on other things. This has been definitely changing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't let other Glassdoor reviews fool you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The workplace environment is great, everyone has their own office which makes being productive pretty easy. The office is also in a good spot, directly outside Archives metro station and around a couple of others. Most of the people at AHIP are passionate about what they do and are willing to help you with whatever you need if you ask. Benefits are solid as well, generous PTO with the ability to rollover 80 hours at the end of the year. They also have a commuting fee that helps cover some of the expenses using the metro.

    Cons

    The way HR handles new folks could be improved. More often than not a new person starts and they are introduced to the immediate people around them. It would be nice if there was something more formal. Right now it seems some new people are walked around the office and others aren't.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency and notes of encouragement, I've got no complaints on my end.


  6. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly team
    Willing to answer all questions
    Great office location
    Spacious offices

    Cons

    Not much room to flex schedule

    Advice to Management

    Plan more events so different departments can meet


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible place for real research!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in DC Ranch, AZ
    Former Employee - Analyst in DC Ranch, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice pay and benefits. Coworkers (peers) were amicable and approachable. HR reps were very nice and always attempted to help with paperwork issues.

    Cons

    Terrible bosses.... Projects are haphazardly designed and carried out. Absolutely no room to negotiate for teleworking (For a job done completely via computer!). Employees in same department have no idea what each other are doing. Analysts are expected to "fluff" research to please plans instead of producing actual results. Unrealistic expectations and little direction from boss. Boss had lower degree than most of department and was supposed to "direct" research.

    Advice to Management

    Allow staff to do actual research and give some dang wiggle room with telecommuting options for those employees with long commutes into DC. Hire bosses with actual research experience?


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't go there!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries are decent for the type of work.

    Cons

    Culture is closed door... everyone does there own thing. Very serious... no fun at all. People are not appreciated and tremendously overworked. HR's right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for a first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, interesting subject matter for those focused on health care. It's an "important" organization in the industry and working here can come with advantages related to that status.

    Cons

    Many variations in management from one team to the next, to the detriment of the overall workplace atmosphere. Not enough accountability at higher levels.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place to get some experience and worked with some great co-workers

    Cons

    My department head didn't treat employees with respect and would occasionally shout at people or embarrass them in public. While this was an issue only specific to that department, upper management

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to hire good Managers who know how to treat employees with respect


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager for CDC Contracts and Grants in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager for CDC Contracts and Grants in Washington, DC

    I worked at America's Health Insurance Plans full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to learn a wealth of information for the 10 years I was there.

    Cons

    Not much to say here, I really enjoyed my time at the company. Maybe just that at times the environment is too familial and the professional line is crossed by a few employees.



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