Annette Cruz was The Alliance health policy consultant. Cruz was responsible for analyzing health policy issues at the state and national level and working with The Alliance Health Policy Committee to develop strategies to influence high impact issues.
Cruz began public service as a staff person in the Wisconsin State Legislature, where she specialized in health and social services policy issues. She later served as a health policy advisor and policy director for Governors Tommy Thompson and Scott McCallum. Most recently she served as the director of government affairs in a consultant role for Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin.
Cruz received her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science & Law.
As if complying with the ACA wasn’t already tough enough, employers now face an updated set of forms, notices and penalties.
The good news is, you survived a lot of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) major changes. The bad news is, it’s not over yet.
Legal expert John Barlament will lead his next Alliance Learning Circle on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other compliance issues on Aug. 16. Barlament is a lawyer and partner with Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.
On April 29, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2016-28, which lists the indexed amounts, adjusted for inflation, for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) for calendar-year 2017.
As the state considers the way they administer and fund the health benefits of state employees, state legislators have to understand what self-funding means.
The summer months can be the best time to connect with lawmakers back in their home districts.