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2024 Spring Symposium: Transforming Healthcare Together

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Transforming Healthcare Together


How might your business change if you made targeted adjustments to your self-funded health plan? Join us as we explore what’s possible and uncover actionable steps you can take right now to make a difference. We’ll also reveal innovative solutions for collaborating with providers, communicating benefits, building a health-conscious work culture, and leveraging your data to make better decisions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and connect with your colleagues, speakers, and other business leaders. This will be our only in-person symposium this year. Be part of the solution as we chart a path forward in transforming healthcare.

Watch the Sessions On-Demand:

Opening Session:

Transforming Healthcare: Actionable Steps to Take Right Now

In this insightful session, we welcome back two distinguished guests. One was a recipient of a 2020 Healthcare Transformation Award for her significant contributions to transforming healthcare in her community. The other was recognized in 2022 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of leading positive healthcare change in North Central WI. In this discussion, they’ll share their journey and reflect on the impact of their initiatives. In this discussion, moderated by the vice chair of The Alliance Board of Directors, we’ll hear how their strategies have evolved over time and learn actionable steps you can take now to drive change within your own organization.


Morning Breakout Sessions:

Enhancing Collaboration: Innovative Solutions for Provider-Employer Partnership

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on successful partnerships, groundbreaking service models, and strategies to meet the unique needs of self-funded employers. Learn from real-world examples and gain insights to help you form or build upon your collaborative approach. Whether you’re a provider or employer, this session will provide a concise exploration of innovative solutions shaping the future of healthcare partnerships.


Building a Healthier Workforce Starts with Leadership

In this engaging fireside chat, we’ll sit down with experienced leaders to explore what works and what doesn’t in building a health-conscious work culture. Gain valuable perspectives on the impact leaders have on their employees and their families and discover practical ideas for cultivating a workplace that prioritizes well-being.


Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Leverage Your Data for Smarter Decision Making

Hear from a trailblazer who drove multiple benefit changes at her self-funded organization, resulting in multi-million-dollar savings. Learn firsthand how she harnessed the power of data and how you can too. Learn how to interpret your data to make a real impact on your bottom line and the value you provide your workforce.


Effective Communication Strategies to Educate Employees About Their Health Plan Choices

Ever wonder why employees often seem confused or frustrated during open enrollment, especially when choosing their health plan benefits? Join us for a lively panel discussion addressing these common pain points and discover best practices for effectively communicating benefit plan choices. Gain insights into key considerations for your plan offerings and uncover strategies to transform employee confusion into clarity. We’ll also explore the roles of brokers and vendors, critical factors for network selection and collaborations to enhance health outcomes. Don’t miss this this opportunity to optimize your benefit communication strategy and empower employees to make informed choices.


Closing Session:

Charting the Path Forward for Sustainable Self-Funded Health Plans

Join us for an enlightening conversation exploring lessons learned from over two decades of self-funding and HR expertise. Together we’ll uncover sustainable strategies, delve into how to navigate challenges, and reveal the choices these HR professionals stand by and which they’d revise if given the chance to start fresh. Don’t miss this opportunity to draw inspiration to strategically chart your own path forward.

Program Resources:

Sponsor Handouts    Speaker Biographies

Benefits Communication Calendar

Questions for your Health Plan Partners

Leverage Your Data for Smarter Decisions Making Presentation

Program Overview: 

9:00am – 9:30am CT

Registration & Networking Mixer

9:30am – 9:40am CT

Welcome & Opening Remarks  

9:40am – 10:50am CT

Opening Session – Ballroom

Transforming Healthcare: Actionable Steps to Take Right Now – Ballroom

10:50am – 11:00am CT

Networking Coffee Break

11:00am – 11:45am CT

Breakout Sessions

Enhancing Collaboration: Innovative Solutions for Provider-Employer Partnership – Ballroom

Building a Healthier Workforce Starts with Leadership – Hall E/F

11:50am – 12:50pm CT

Networking Lunch

1:00pm – 1:45pm CT

Breakout Sessions

Leverage Your Data for Smarter Decision Making – Ballroom

Effective Communication Strategies to Educate Employees About Their Health Plan Choices – Hall E/F

1:45pm – 1:55pm CT

Networking Coffee Break

1:55pm – 2:50pm CT

Closing Session

Charting a Path Forward for Sustainable Self-Funded Health Plans – Ballroom

2:50pm – 3:00pm CT

Closing Comments and Adjourn


This event has been approved for CE credit by HRCI, SHRM, and OCI (for WI Brokers).

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. The Alliance is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® This event is approved by the WI Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for licensees under the course topic Principles of Accident and Health insurance.

Claim CE Credit: To request SHRM & HRCI CE credit, email events@the-alliance.org.

The system must record you actively viewing the course in its entirety in order for you to be eligible to claim CE credit for this course. Failure to view the entire telecourse (as noted in the start and end times listed on this page) will result in a denial of CE credits for this course.

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April 10
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Monona Terrace
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