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Questions Related to Prospective Members in Wisconsin and Iowa:

Calvin Rigsby

Calvin J. Rigsby II
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608.210.6643
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Kelly Davit
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To The Agent and Consultant Briefing Archive

The Agent and Consultant Briefing: July-August 2011


In this issue:

On My Mind: Health Policy Resolution – Facility Fees

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By: Cheryl DeMars, President & CEO

Our series on health policy resolutions continues this month with our resolution on Facility Fees Billed to Patients, which encourages policy makers to pass legislation that discloses these fees at the time of an appointment.

Amended Rules and Guidance Issued on Internal and External Review Processes

An amendment to regulations governing claims and appeals and external review procedures was recently issued related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The modified language amends...

IRS Seeks Comments on Fee to Fund Comparative Effectiveness Program and Other Items

The Internal Revenue Service is requesting comments on the implementation of a new fee included in the Patient Protection and Affordability Act (PPACA) that would fund the...

New Case Study: Wellness Keeps Trek Employees Happy, Healthy and Alive

We've added a new case study to our library. This tells the story of how Alliance member Trek Bicycle Corporation's wellness program has gone from a one that reached about 21 percent of employees to one that engages...

Alliance Resources for Open Enrollment and Health and Wellness Fairs

As members begin to prepare for open enrollment as well as health and wellness fairs, remind them about the following resources The Alliance has to help promote wellness with employees...

National Travel - Wrap Plan Partnership

The Alliance offers a partnership with the National Access Program by NHBC (National Health Benefits Corporation) for employees and dependents who travel or live in locations outside The Alliance service area...

Sun and UV Safety Month

From Trotter Wellness®

As July heats up, so does ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The sun becomes stronger and emits more UVB and UVA light, which passes through the atmosphere. UVB is the main source of light...

The Wellness Council's 21st Annual Worksite Wellness Conference

The Wellness Council's 21st Annual Worksite Wellness Conference The Economics of Healthy Behavior will be held September 14 in Green Bay. The conference features many skill building sessions. In addition...

Building Our Cooperative

Please join us in welcoming Hodge Company and Ballweg Automotive Group to your cooperative. Hodge Company, Dubuque, Iowa, is a public warehousing company in business since 1958. The company, with over 200 employees, has four divisions...

Do You Ask Your Doctor as Many Questions as You Ask your Mechanic?

The Alliance encourages employers to distribute the monthly QualityCounts® for Employees informational piece to their employees...

2011 Health Care Survey Reveals Employers Top Priorities

Each month, The Alliance highlights health care and benefit management news for employers in News You Can Use, with a link to take you to the original story or report...

Alliance Provider Update

find a doctor iconThe Alliance encourages employers to distribute the monthly Provider Update listing (.pdf) to their employees.

Just a reminder: Always check the online provider directory for the most current provider information!

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Each month, The Alliance Agent and Consultant Newsletter delivers the latest news to insurance agents and consultants about Alliance services, programs and events as well as information on health benefit trends, issues and ideas of interest to our mutual clients.

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