As we roll into 2015, I can’t help but be excited by all of the fascinating events that lie ahead at The Alliance.

We’re starting the year with a three-part series that hits multiple high-interest topics for employers: wellness, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), other legal issues, specialty pharmacy and medication adherence.

Then we’ll jump ahead to a “must see” event that will bring an exciting national speaker to our Annual Seminar in May.

Want to know who it is? Keep reading! I’m sharing a full list of the events planned through May 2015 so you can mark your calendars.

Feb. 19, 2015

Snags and Snares: The Hottest Legal & Compliance Issues for 2015

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This event will focus on ACA and non-ACA issues with practical strategies to deal with the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting rules (Forms 1094 and 1094), the latest updates regarding the ACA and excise or “Cadillac” tax implications. We will also have a brief recap on wellness plans lawsuits and the new risks they raise for employers.

You’ll hear from:

  • John Barlament, partner, employer benefits group, Quarles & Brady

Please note: This event will be held at The Sheraton in Madison, Wis. and will also be available via webinar.

Register today: Attend in Madison, Rockford or via webinar.

March 17, 2015

Specialty Pharmacy & Medication Adherenceprescription bottles

This event is jam-packed with useful information from experts on specialty pharmacy and medication adherence. Our speaker line-up includes:

  • Jan Berger, MD, MJ, MBGH medical director, Midwest Business Group on Health
  • Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh, principal, Integrated Healthcare
  • Cheryl Larson, vice president, Midwest Business Group on Health
  • Wayne Salverda, senior director of clinical services, WisconsinsRx/National CooperativeRx

Learn about ways to include specialty pharmacy into your plan design and help your employees with medication adherence. You will get an overview of MBGH’s specialty pharmacy toolkit as well as guidance on claims and what it means to your organization.

Register today: Attend in Madison, Rockford or via webinar.


May 19, 2015

The Alliance Annual Seminar and 25th Anniversary Celebration25th Anniversary

This is a must-attend event! We promise you won’t be disappointed. Plans are falling in place and we are excited to announce our keynote speaker is Otis Webb Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

Brawley was recently singled out as the number one influencer in health care by Health Leaders Media. Staff members at The Alliance have given high marks to Brawley’s book, “How We Do Harm.” Each attendee will be given a complimentary copy of Brawley’s book with the opportunity to get it signed.

We will also take a moment to celebrate our cooperatives’ achievements and recognize our members, current and former board members and others who have contributed to our success. Activities and giveaways will make the event even more rewarding, so make sure to save the date. If you are interested in reserving your seat now, you can sign up here. Be on the lookout for your invite, which is scheduled to be sent in March!

See you at an upcoming event

We hope you will join The Alliance over the coming months as we strive to bring you the latest and most useful information for your organization. If you have any questions please contact Andrea Shaw at 608.210.6644. If you have ideas for topics or speakers for future events, please email me so I can follow up.

Visit the events section of our website to learn more!

Tierney Anderson

Tierney Anderson

Senior Marketing & Events Specialist at The Alliance
Tierney Anderson joined The Alliance in 2009 and currently serves as the cooperative's marketing & events specialist. She previously served as marketing and member services coordinator. Her responsibilities include the development of effective communications and marketing materials for Alliance members and business partners by executing marketing plans and promoting products, services and events.

In addition to her work at The Alliance, Tierney is an active member on The Business Forum, previously serving on the board and acting as senior chair for the ATHENA committee. Tierney also participates in the Advertising Federation of Madison and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Madison.

Tierney earned her bachelor's degree of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with an emphasis in information systems and a certification on the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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