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This article is the first in a series. Each issue of The Alliance News will contain a health and wellness article ready for you to copy and paste into your next employee communication. Each article will focus on a topic that is promoted as a part of our How to Be a Better Health Care Consumer initiative.

Have you had a How to Be a Better Health Care Consumer presentation for your workforce? If so, this series of articles is a great way to keep health care consumerism at the top of your employees’ minds. If you haven’t had a workforce presentation, consider scheduling one. To schedule a presentation contact Paul Roelke, member services advisor at or 800.223.4139 x6647.

In 2017, a short, video series will be available for members unable to schedule an in-person presentation.

Why “5 Questions” Cards and how do I get a supply for our workforce?

Dom Lorusso, director of health partnerships at Consumer Reports, was asked during his presentation at the 2016 Alliance Annual Meeting, “What’s your number one recommendation?” Lorusso responded, “Start with the 5 questions [card.] The 5 questions are key for employers and employees. It’s simple and engaging.”

Wallet-sized, Five Questions Cards are free to member-employers of The Alliance. Contact Member Services at

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The “Five Questions” You Should Ask Your Doctor

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There are five questions that you should ask your doctor before you get any test, treatment or procedure.

Did you know that Consumer Reports created a wallet-sized card to keep these five important questions handy? Keep it in your wallet and they’ll be ready for your next doctor’s appointment.

It can be stressful or surprising when your doctor recommends that you have a medical test, treatment or procedure. Having the five Questions Card within easy reach means that you’ll be ready to ask the questions necessary to know what your options, risks and outcomes might be.

Cards are available in Human Resources. Pick up one today and be ready for your next doctor’s appointment.