Self-Funding: Better Healthcare at Lower Costs

We help self-funded employers control costs and uncover serious savings while unlocking improved access to high-value care for employees and their families.

Our Network

  • We help self-funded employers design custom provider networks – what we call our Smarter Networks℠ – to save them money by partnering with 39,000+ doctors and healthcare providers across the Midwest. And because we’re never satisfied in our pursuit of improving access to High-Value Healthcare, we’re continuing to expand our provider networks to offer employers even more choice, control, and cost-savings.

    Smarter Networks. Serious Savings.

Self-Funding With The Alliance

Is self-funding right for you? Under a self-funded or self-insured health plan, employers fund the plan rather than paying a premium to a commercial insurer. This means taking on the responsibility - as well as the risks and rewards of paying the medical and prescription drug claims of employees and their families. For many employers, self-funding can be a better alternative to the traditional fully insured approach, driving greater transparency, control, and cost savings. When you choose to self-fund with The Alliance, you get better care at a better price for your employees and your business.

What is Self-Funding
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Access to Data Analytics:

We find savings where others can’t – or won’t – using deep data mining and analytics to unlock opportunities like employee guidance.

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Cost Management & Savings:

We drive serious savings for our clients through Reference-based Contracting® by The Alliance, bundled payments, pricing, inflation protection, pay-for-performance contracts, and usage-based fees.

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Custom Provider Network:

Our network spans nearly 39,000+ healthcare providers across the Midwest. We’ll help you custom-design a Smarter Network to improve quality of care and reduce costs.

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Networking & Learning Opportunities:

We hold educational meetings to help our clients stay current on local and national healthcare issues. We also host networking opportunities for clients to share best practices.

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Not-for-Profit Cooperative:

Because we’re client-owned and led, our priorities are your priorities. We use our financial resources to help you achieve better value for your healthcare dollars, focusing on your bottom line – not ours.

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Find a Doctor Tools:

For more convenient “shopping,” Find a Doctor also provides cost, and safety comparisons for more than 70 procedures.

Latest Resources

Check out our latest resources

Use our Find a Doctor Tool to search for in-network doctors, hospitals, specialist, and find cost and quality informaitno for certain procedures.

Find-a-Doctor

Learn about our premier networks that offer employers the flexibility of a multi-tier benefit plan!

Premier Networks

Compare procedures by provider in an area near you!

Smarter Care Advisor

Use our Find a Doctor Tool to search for in-network doctors, hospitals, specialist, and find cost and quality informaitno for certain procedures.

Find-a-Doctor

Learn about our premier networks that offer employers the flexibility of a multi-tier benefit plan!

Premier Networks

Compare procedures by provider in an area near you!

Smarter Care Advisor

News & Events

2024 Spring Symposium: Transforming Healthcare Together

THIS EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON-DEMAND SOON. How might your business change if you made targeted adjustments to your self-funded health plan? Join us as…

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