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The Alliance® is a cooperative of employers moving health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health.

The Alliance stands out among the rest as a solution for employers that self-fund their health benefit plan. Read what makes us different from other solutions.

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What's New

Remembering Patient Advocate Jessie Gruman

Everyone working toward more patient-friendly health care lost a valuable ally when Jessie Gruman died of cancer this summer. Read quotes from conversations with Jessie.

Infographic: A Visual Explanation of Self-Funding

Learn more about the players, the benefits and other details of self-funding your health plan. Read more and get the infographic.

QualityPath® Moves Forward

  WEA Trust is planning to participate in QualityPath.
  View the list of employers who support this initiative.
  Read our Progress Report for the latest information.
  Watch our new video explaining the quality criteria that QualityPath providers must meet:

Francois de Brantes: Narrow Networks Invite Scrutiny

Francois de Brantes

While overall costs of health care have decreased, the portion paid by consumers has steadily gone up. This paradox is the result of narrow networks, and it can be difficult to explain to consumers. Francois de Brantes suggests that we test other methods — value-based insurance design and transparency tools — to replicate the everyday consumer purchasing experience. Read more in his blog.

Apply for a Job at The Alliance

We have two open positions: Patient Experience Manager and Business Development Assistant (Part Time).

CEO Cheryl DeMars Testifies at U.S. Senate

Alliance President & CEO Cheryl DeMars testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Washington D.C. Tuesday, July 15.

The hearing focused on "Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients' Unmet Needs." DeMars provided the employers' perspective. Her testimony featured the QualityPath® program under development by The Alliance.

  Blog: Testimony Before Senate Finance Committee 'Humbling, Motivating'
  Read DeMars' official written testimony
  Watch the extended version with follow-up questions
  Watch the full hearing
  Visit our Press Room to view media coverage
  Read press releases
  Read the QualityPath Frequently Asked Questions

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