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Upcoming Events

  • July 25, 2017:
    Employer Benefit Plan Design
  • August 22, 2017:
    The Corporate Role in Community Health
  • September 28, 2017:
    The Alliance Annual Meeting - Breaking Myths in Health Care

Why Attend an Alliance Learning Circle?

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  • You get quality educational content for FREE.
  • You can earn CE credit.
  • It's an opportunity to network with your peers.
  • It's in your area – none of the long-distance travel hassles for a great program!

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July Alliance Learning Circlenew location

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, Wis.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Program

Now is the time to learn how benefit plan designs are evolving in order to help you prepare for your 2018 benefit plan preparation. You will learn from two experts about:

  • The current benefit design landscape
  • The role of benefit design models in the evolving health care system and potential impacts of these models
  • Key considerations and challenges in developing and implementing new benefit design offerings
  • National trends amongst self-funded employers
  • Health policy issues to be aware of when preparing your plan design


8:30 – 8:35a.m. Welcome & Opening Comments
8:35– 9:35a.m. Trends in Benefit Design Evolution, Dr. Scott Conard
9:35– 9:50 a.m. Networking Break & Sponsorship Exhibit Tables
9:50– 10:50 a.m. National Health Plan & Health Policy Trends & Approaches, Benjamin Isgur
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break & Sponsorship Exhibit Tables
11:00– 11:25a.m. Moderated Employer Roundtable Discussions
Learn what other cooperative members are doing
11:25 – 11:30 a.m. Closing Comments & Adjourn

Register to attend one of three ways:

Attend in Madison, Wis. Attend in Rockford, Ill. Attend via webinar

Vendors will also be on hand as they will be exhibiting their services that can be of benefit to self-funded employers. Sponsors this far include:

National Cooperative Rx Delta Dental
(Speaker Sponsor)
National CooperativeRx
(Platinum Sponsor)

Upcoming Events


August 22, 2017: The Corporate Role in Community Health
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Ray Fabius
, Vice-Chairman, HEALTHNEXT
Dr. Jan Berger, Medical Director, MBGH
Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Blue Zones Initiative

Creating a community of health isn’t as easy as it sounds. You gain the know-how and have the ability to do so at your workplace once you hear from three knowledge experts on the topic population health.

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September 28, 2017: The Alliance Annual Meeting - Breaking Myths in Health Care
8:30 –11:30 a.m.

Dr. Aaron Caroll
, Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Also Popular Host of YouTube Channel Healthcare Triage
YouTube sensation Aaron Carrol will present the myths in health care and how it can help employers manage health care costs. This will be sure to be interesting and interactive for everyone in the audience.

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January 16, 2018: The Different Dimensions of Well-Being
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Wellbeing is the new norm for wellness programs at worksites. Make sure you know what the dimensions of wellbeing offerings are in order to accommodate everyone in your workforce.


March 6, 2018: ACA or post-ACA? Will my plan design be affected?
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

John Barlament
, Partner, Quarles & Brady
Whether it is ACA or whatever comes next, make sure you are up-to-date on the latest compliance and health policy action items.

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About Alliance Events

Alliance events help organizations stay connected and informed about the most recent health care trends and changes while networking, sharing information, and learning best practices.

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