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ACA Changes: What the AHCA Could Mean to Employers

Posted on 03/16/2017

Lisa WendorffBy Lisa Wendorff, Marketing Communications Specialist

What will happen to employer-sponsored health benefits if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) becomes law?

 

What You Should Know about Stop-Loss Insurance

Posted on 03/08/2017

Tierney AndersonBy Tierney Anderson, marketing & events specialist

Every year, The Alliance uses its stop-loss carrier project to help you get better discounts. I wanted to learn more about stop-loss insurance (also known as reinsurance) and how it impacts our members. So I turned to Business Development Manager Calvin Rigsby for answers about stop-loss insurance and how The Alliance makes a difference in members’ stop-loss rates.

 

How You Can Help Employees Find ‘Best of Both Worlds’

Posted on 03/03/2017

Mike RocheBy Mike Roche, member services manager

How can you help employees find high-quality, fairly-priced health care?

 

 

How to Optimize Your Membership in The Alliance

Posted on 02/21/2017

Lisa WendorffBy Lisa Wendorff, marketing communications specialist

When Vikki Brueggeman started working for Zimbrick in 2001 she learned how to construct self-funded health benefits that best fit Zimbrick’s employees and their families. We asked Brueggeman for her advice on how to optimize membership in The Alliance – both for you and for your organization’s employees and their families.

 

Why Don’t Traditional Wellness Programs Work? And What To Do About It

Posted on 02/15/2017

Lisa WendorffBy Lisa Wendorff, marketing communications specialist

So, why don't traditional wellness programs work? Laura Putnam, CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, answered this at the Jan. 24, 2017 Alliance Learning Circle event in Madison, Wis. 

 

The Secret to Happiness in Less Than Five Minutes a Day

Posted on 02/08/2017

Lisa WendorffBy Lisa Wendorff, marketing communications specialist

“We can train ourselves to be happier,” said Dr. Kevin McCabe told the audience on Jan. 24, at the Alliance Learning Circle event: Does Happy = Healthy? (Transitioning from a Wellness Plan to a Well-Being Program). Learn how to train your brain and the five principles of happiness.

 

Honor Health Transformers with an Award from The Alliance

Posted on 01/30/2017

Cheryl DeMarsCheryl DeMars, president & CEO

In 2015, The Alliance Board of Directors established the Health Transformation Awards So what have the award recipients been up to? Read an update on three previous award winners and learn how you can nominate someone for the 2017 Health Transformation Awards. 

 

Alliance Bloggers


Tierney Anderson

Tierney Anderson
Marketing & Events Specialist

Carlene Boehmer

Carlene Boehmer
Director of Claims & Customer Service

Margie Czechowicz

Margie Czechowicz
RN, BSN, CCM
patient experience manager

Cheryl DeMars

Cheryl DeMars
President & CEO

Darla Dernovsek

Darla Dernovsek
Marketing Communications Manager

Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer
Chief Operating Officer

Amy Moyer

Amy Moyer
Manager of Value Measurement

Calvin Rigsby

Calvin Rigsby
Business Development Manager

Mike Roche

Mike Roche
Member Services Manager

Paul Roelke

Paul Roelke
Member Services Advisor

Teri Van Tassel

Teri Van Tassel
Vice President, Marketing & Member Services

Lisa Wendorff

Lisa Wendorff
Marketing Communications Specialist

Alan Williams

Alan Williams
Health Information Manager

 

Guest Bloggers


Janet Bollig

Janet Bollig, M.S.S.W.
Home Health United (HHU)

Laura Carabello

Laura Carabello
Founder and principal owner, CPR Strategic Marketing and Communications

Tobi Anne Cawthra

Tobi Anne Cawthra
Community Relations Manager, Meriter–UnityPoint Health

Francois de Brantes

Francois de Brantes
Executive Director
Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc. (HCI3)

Dave deBronkart, aka e-Patient Dave

Dave deBronkart
aka “e-Patient Dave”
Cancer Patient and Blogger

Sean Foy

Sean Foy
President, Personal Wellness Corporation

Jessie Gruman

Jessie Gruman
President and Founder
Center for Advancing Health

Lisa Henke

Lisa Henke
Risk/Benefits Manager, County of Walworth

Julie Hitt

Julie Hitt
Director of Xtra Care
Home Health United

John Maycroft, Wisconsin Medical Society

John Maycroft
Wisconsin Medical Society

Michael McDonald, Foremost Farms USA

Michael McDonald
V.P., Human Resources, Safety and Communication
Foremost Farms USA, Baraboo, Wis.

Wayne Salverda

Wayne Salverda
Wayne Salverda, R.Ph.
Senior Director of Clinical Services
National CooperativeRx/
WisconsinRx

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.
Managing director of Tuckson Health Connections

Jerry Ward, Vice President of Operations, Seats

Jerry Ward
Vice President of Operations
Seats Incorporated, Reedsburg, Wis.

Josh Bindl, CEO, NationalCooperative Rx

Josh Bindl
CEO, National Cooperative Rx
Madison, Wis.


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