On My Mind: Learning from Our Members and Partners
By: Cheryl DeMars
, President & CEO
Our new fiscal year begins on June 1, so we've spent the last several months working on our strategic plan and budget. One of the resources we relied upon was the results from Project 360, our comprehensive member satisfaction and market research survey...
Find a Doctor Search Enhancements
The Alliance's Find a Doctor directory is the first stop for individuals looking to connect with one of the more than 9,400 doctors and health professionals and more than 2,500 clinic locations and 59 hospitals in The Alliance network. We've recently completed some upgrades to make finding information even easier...
PPACA Update: Transitional Reinsurance Program
The Transitional Reinsurance Program, which is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was designed to reduce the uncertainty of insuring high-risk individuals in the state-based health insurance exchanges during...
PPACA Update: Comparative Effectiveness Research
As a reminder, PPACA created a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) which is charged with commissioning unbiased, comparative-effectiveness research. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a proposed rule
PPACA Update: IRS Requests Employer Feedback on PPACA-related Issues
In 2014, PPACA will enable employees to access premium credits to purchase insurance on a state exchange if their employer does not offer health coverage or offers a health benefit that does not meet a 60 percent actuarial value threshold. Employers are subject to penalties when employees access...
Stop-loss Discounts for Alliance Members
Your membership in The Alliance gives you access to discounts on stop-loss rates. We are able to bring you this preferred pricing by leveraging the collective purchasing power of our member companies. More than 30 carriers have agreed to offer significant discounts...
Summer Hours Begin June 1
Summer is just around the corner; which means our summer hours are about to begin. Between Friday, June 1 and Friday, August 31, our office closes at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. For your reference, here are our hours during the summer...
The Alliance welcomed the following new members to the cooperative May 1:
- Painters Union Local No. 802 Health and Welfare Fund, Sun Prairie, Wis.
- Nicholson Hardware, Rockford, Ill.
What Employees Need to Know about QualityCounts®...
The Alliance encourages members to distribute the monthly QualityCounts® for Employees informational piece to their employees.
This month we are featuring our new webinar presentation which will educate employees on what they need to know when it comes to our QualityCounts reports...
Purchasing High Performance
Read this newsletter sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health and The Commonwealth Fund.
Articles in this edition include...
Study Examines Connections between Benefit Programs and Job Satisfaction
This month we look at a new study that looks at how benefits relate to job satisfaction...
Connect with The Alliance
Here's some of what we've been discussing this month on Facebook:
- Get your doctor to stop using medical jargon
- Why is engaging employees in wellness so hard?
- Why patients don’t always do what’s in their best interest
The Alliance encourages employers to distribute the monthly Provider Update listing
to their employees.
Just a reminder: Always check the online provider directory
for the most current provider information!