After losing big insurers, AHIP undergoes first overhaul in 13 years

America's Health Insurance Plans, the top health insurance lobby, will revamp its membership fees for the first time since 2003, The Hill reported.

The overhaul comes on the heels of AHIP losing two of its largest members — UnitedHealth Group and Aetna — less than a year ago.

AHIP's overhauls materialize as health insurers face increasing criticism, ignited by proposed mergers between Aetna and Humana and between Anthem and Cigna, according to The Hill.

No specific details or comments from AHIP were included in its statement.

In addition, the lobby announced AHIP's next succeeding chairmen: Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish for 2017 and Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson for 2018, The Hill reported.

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