It feels like we’re springing forward (please pardon the pun) at The Alliance. Whether you’re an employer, a broker or a third party administrator (TPA), here’s where you can expect us to bloom in the months ahead.

QualityPath® Offers a New Offshoot with Colonoscopy

Updated colorectal cancer materials will anchor our introduction of QualityPath® for colonoscopies. Look for an updated white paper on colorectal cancer screenings, links to resources and toolkit materials to appear soon.

We’re planning to announce colonoscopy providers in advance so your enrollees can begin making appointments this spring for colonoscopies that are available starting July 1, 2018.

Annual Seminar Has Ideas for Health Care Spring Cleaning

We’ve got two great speakers lined up for our Annual Seminar on May 17. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal is the author of An American Sickness, which looks at “How health care became big business and how you can take it back.” Click here to read her Economic Rules of the Dysfunctional Medical Marketplace.

Sally Welborn is the former senior vice president of Global Benefits for Walmart Stores Inc., where she was responsible for overseeing benefit programs for more than 2.2 million Walmart associates and their families. She will focus on “Employers as the Super-Heroes of Health Benefits.” Registration is required.

Single Source Self-Funding™ Blossoms 

Single-Source Self-Funding – The Alliance’s turnkey product for employers to quickly implement a self-funded benefits program – has burst into full bloom. Currently there are 11 brokers certified to access Single-Source Self-Funding, and more will be certified soon. Feedback has been positive on this new product that simplifies the transition to self-funded benefits. Expect more growth as this product is nurtured into maturity.

Provider Network Branches Out 

Our provider network has expanded in the Chippewa Valley with more hospitals and physician clinics in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and the surrounding area. We’ve added additional ancillary providers as well to make sure that our offering is complete. We also added our first Minnesota hospital to the network. Visit the “Our Network” page and download our service area map to see how we’ve grown!

We are actively working to develop a robust provider network in western and northern Wisconsin. We’re also nurturing our network in the eastern and southern portions of our service area so you can look forward to more announcements in 2019. It’s a growth spurt!

ShareCap™ Finds Fertile Soil     

We’re always sprouting new ideas that help employers make self-funding pay off. ShareCap™ is a medical stop-loss captive designed to help Alliance members capture more savings from self-funding.

If you’re a member employer, you can get a no-obligation stop-loss analysis by signing a Letter of Authorization. Member Services will then talk to your third-party administrator (TPA) to get claims data. The results of your stop-loss analysis and a ShareCap proposal, are shared with you and your broker.

Sharing Fresh Information for Consumers

We continue to update our materials for consumers to offer meaningful information. Our latest addition to employer resources is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Workplace Health Resource Center. They have a variety of tools for employers to use, from planning documents to communications to ideas to expand your wellness approach.

You can schedule a Better Health Care Consumer presentation for your workforce at any time of year. It’s a great way to help your employees ask the right questions about their care.


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Teri Van Tassel

Teri Van Tassel

Vice President, Marketing & Product Innovation at The Alliance
Teri Van Tassel joined The Alliance in 2006 and serves as vice president, marketing and product innovation. Her responsibilities include market research, health policy, product development, product management, marketing communications and the public and media relations functions for the organization. Prior to joining The Alliance, Teri served as vice president/marketing for the Credit Union Executives Society.

In addition to her work at The Alliance, Teri serves on the leadership team for a Collaboration Development grant awarded to Mental Health America of Wisconsin, as an advisory council member for the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL), serves on the Wisconsin Coalition for OpenNotes committee, a product development committee member for the National Alliance of Health Care Purchaser Coalitions and is also a member of the American Marketing Association. Teri received her bachelor's degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Teri Van Tassel

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