Employers to Gather in Madison to Drive Healthcare Transformation at The Alliance 2024 Spring Symposium

Spring Symposium 2024

MADISON, WI. (March 21, 2024) – The Alliance is pleased to announce its highly anticipated 2024 Spring Symposium: Transforming Healthcare Together. This educational event, themed around providing actionable steps and innovative solutions, aims to revolutionize the way employers approach healthcare and health benefits.

The symposium will be held on April 10, 2024, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. This will be The Alliance’s only large in-person event of 2024, gathering industry leaders, business owners, and healthcare professionals to explore the possibilities and practical steps toward transforming healthcare.

2024 Spring Symposium sessions include:

Opening Session

Transforming Healthcare: Actionable Steps to Take Right Now

Featuring distinguished speakers recognized for their significant contributions to healthcare transformation, Dan Ludwig, BrakeBush Brothers, Mike Tomsyck, Kolbe Windows and Doors, and Traci Rothenburger, Nordic PrivateCare. This session will provide valuable insights and actionable steps to drive change within your organization.

Morning Breakout Sessions

Enhancing Collaboration: Innovative Solutions for Provider-Employer Partnership

A dynamic panel discussion on successful partnerships, groundbreaking service models, and strategies to meet the unique needs of self-funded employers. Panelists include Bill Pickart, Smart Infusion Therapy Services, Carrie Reif, Crystal Finishing Systems, Jason Sansone, M.D., Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Wisconsin, and Kaley Wilkinson, WPS.

Building a Healthier Workforce Starts with Leadership

A fireside chat between Cheryl DeMars, president and CEO of The Alliance and two experienced leaders, Gayle Paul from Promega, and Rochelle Meyers from WPS to explore what works and what doesn’t in building a health-conscious work culture.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Leverage Your Data for Smarter Decision Making

Hear from Cora Opsahl, a trailblazer who drove multiple benefit changes at her self-funded organization, 32BJ Health Fund, resulting in multi-million-dollar savings.

Effective Communication Strategies to Educate Employees About Their Health Plan Choices

A panel discussion featuring Garrett Jerue from The Insurance Center and Nicole Oishi from WPS. This session will address common pain points and uncover best practices for effectively communicating benefit plan choices.

Closing Session

Charting the Path Forward for Sustainable Self-Funded Health Plans

A conversation between Ann Micholic from Kolbe Windows and Doors, and Wendy Culver from Mead & Hunt moderated by Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D. SVP, Business Development and Strategic Marketing at The Alliance. This session will explore lessons learned and sustainable strategies to navigate challenges in self-funded health plans.

“Join us as we chart a path forward to transform healthcare” said Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D., senior vice president of business development and strategic marketing at The Alliance. “This symposium is an invaluable opportunity to learn, connect, and collaborate with employers, benefit partners, and industry leaders.”

For more information and to register for The Alliance’s 2024 Spring Symposium: Transforming Healthcare Together, visit the-alliance.org/events.

About The Alliance

The Alliance serves as the voice for self-funded employers who want more control over their healthcare costs. Using Smarter Networks and sophisticated data mining and analysis, they provide transparent, creative approaches to network and benefit plan design to unlock savings where others can’t – or won’t. The Alliance remains a trusted, objective partner for its 425+ employers and their brokers who seek improved access to high-quality healthcare by contracting with a network of 39,000 healthcare providers and doctors across the Midwest.

Craig Sauer
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: 608.210.6638
E-mail: csauer@the-alliance.org