Aug. 20 - Sept. 16, 2019
Registration is Open for The Alliance Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend The Alliance’s Annual Meeting. We will discuss disruptive purchasing strategies and reveal the strategic framework The Alliance is adopting to focus on high-value health care. We hope to see you there! 

High-Value Health Care: The Intersection of Quality and Cost  
The Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019  
8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  

The Monona Terrace 
Madison, Wis

What Health Care Bundles Mean For You
Learn about health care bundles, which are now available for many surgeries and procedures leading to lower costs for both employees and employers.
Glenda L. Hodge Joins the Member Services Department

glenda-hodge-108x162_228475.jpgWelcome our new Account Executive, Glenda L. Hodge. While Glenda is new to The Alliance, she is not new to health care, and we are excited to welcome her onboard.   

Employee benefits and moving health care forward have been the focus of Glenda’s professional career. She brings to her new position extensive market knowledge, self-funding expertise and an eye for innovation. Glenda’s over 20 years of industry experience includes working with self-funded clients as a broker and as an account executive at a TPA. 

The Alliance Joins in Urging Congress to Support Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs 

The Alliance was one of over 60 organizations who signed a letter sent to the U.S. Congress on Aug. 7 to urge lawmakers to “support legislation such as the bipartisan Lower Health Care Costs Act.” This letter notes that, “employers are at the forefront of innovation to improve health care quality and decrease costs” and recommends that Congress consider the following five items: 

  1. End the surprise medical billing crisis by enacting a local, market-based benchmark backstop. 
  2. Reduce the high costs of prescription drugs. 
  3. Require transparency, fairness and completion in the health care system. 
  4. Fund America’s public health infrastructure. 
  5. Improve health information technology.  
Timely Tidbits
  • In observance of the Labor Day holiday, The Alliance will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3. 
  • Moving Forward is also taking a week off. The next issue will be in your inbox on September 17. 
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