Individuals and Families

Managing Your Health and Wellness

Think of the daily choices you make that impact your health and well-being. Your eating and exercise habits probably come to mind. You also make choices affecting your health every time you schedule a doctor’s appointment or bring medication home from the pharmacy. At some point you may need to decide which hospital to go to for surgery or maternal care. Take advantage of our resources to make good decisions leading to better health and safer care.

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Four Things to Know about The Alliance

New to The Alliance? Learn how The Alliance helps you save money on your out-of-pocket costs.

How to Switch Doctors

Choosing doctors or health systems can feel like a touchy subject. But it shouldn’t be. Finding the right doctor or health system can make a big difference in your care. Read more.

Consumer Reports Flyer on Back Pain

Does your lower back hurt? You probably don’t need an MRI, CT scan, or X-ray.
Read the Consumer Reports flyer.

Healthy Living Discounts

Healthy Living DiscountsThe Alliance offers discounts at a number of fitness centers. Learn more and get the list.

News for Individuals and Families

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The US Senate Considers Bipartisan Reform to ACA – Will It Prevail Over Existing Talks of Republican-Supported Repeal?
The first few weeks of September have brought more chapters in the story of Congress’s consideration of how to fix ...
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Do You Know the Truth Behind These Eight Health Care Myths?
Separating truth from myth can be tricky in health care. Dr. Aaron Carroll is known for giving straight answers that ...
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On My Mind: The Conversation Project
The recent terminal illness and death of a friend has me thinking about the encounters most of us will have ...
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OpenNotes® Encourages Patients to Access Doctors’ Notes in Their Medical Record
“Having access to your medical visit notes is the most important piece of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act ...
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Visual Aids Empower Patients at the Doctor’s Office
“Studies show that when patients understand actual risks and benefits of treatment, overtreatment and costs are reduced while patient satisfaction ...
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Why OpenNotes is Never TMI
Some critics of the OpenNotes® movement feel that reading doctors’ full notes about health care encounters could be TMI (Too ...
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