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Spring Leadership Forum 2023

Event Date: 3/27/2023 - 3/30/2023

Event Overview


Join the top executives from Alliance member health plans across the country at our Spring Leadership Forum, where this year’s theme is evolving strategy against a backdrop of rapid change. The healthcare industry alone provides powerful mandates for evolution – the industry’s ongoing navigation of a “post COVID” world is fraught with network adequacy challenges, consumer demand and the finding the right mix of virtual health care.  Multiple epidemics, including mental health and substance abuse disorders, are only exacerbated by social determinants. Market shifts are driven by federal and state regulatory mandates and tech company plays alike. But Alliance health plan leaders aren’t only dealing with upheaval specific to our industry; we are thinking about the forces shaping our environments much more broadly and the impact these will have on our short-term priorities and long-term strategies.  From climate change to geopolitical unrest, immigration policy to reproduction rights, “quiet quitting” and virtual work to the presidential election and state budget planning, we’ll engage in scenario-driven exploratory discussions to mitigate risks and encourage growth oriented brainstorming.  We’ll also learn resilience-building tactics and strategies to ready our teams for the pivots that surely lie ahead.


Event highlights

  • Reconnect with your Alliance executive peer network during carefully crafted group experiences in Austin, TX
  • Have candid discussion with CEOs about the transformational shifts occurring at Alliance member health plans across the country, and enjoy facilitated group ideation and sharing of the best tactics that have moved the needle on key initiatives
  • Attend the Alliance Board of Directors meeting and participate in the discussion regarding the latest developments in the Alliance's strategic planning process


Who should attend

Alliance health plan leaders in the following roles:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief medical officer/medical director
  • Chief operating officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • C-level executives
  • Business strategy and development executives
  • Government-sponsored healthcare programs executive sponsors



Thank you to our event sponsors



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3/23/2023 Exclusive to Alliance Partner or Shareholder organizations MEMBER PASS
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COVID Protocols

What to expect: Health and Safety Protocols

The Health Plan Alliance’s hallmark is the unique space we provide for our members and partners to come together and meaningfully connect around the challenges and opportunities your organizations navigate every day. The health and safety of every attendee is our top priority and we are implementing health and safety protocols for our in-person events aimed at protecting all participants. 

These protocols will be updated in response to ongoing guidance from CDC and local health authorities. If you have attended Alliance in-person meetings before, know this experience will be different in many ways – but also rest assured that we remain dedicated to creating unique opportunities to connect, learn and share with your colleagues from across the country.

Please review the Updated Safety protocols HERE

By registering to attend the event you agree and understand these specific risks noted below:

Liability Disclaimer and Release: COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic.  COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious.  The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person, by contact with contaminated objects, and even possibly in the air.  People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms yet still spread the disease.  COVID-19 is reported to cause serious illness and death. The Health Plan Alliance cannot prevent attendees from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending a HPA event or activity.  Any in-person interaction may increase the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

I agree and understand these specific risks and nonetheless accept them in order to attend this HPA event.  These services are of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to participate in person rather than arranging for an alternative method participating or not participating at all.  I further hereby forever release and waive all claims and rights against the Health Plan Alliance in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing their services or premises or interacting with their members.  I understand that this release and waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease, property losses, or any other loss that may be released and waived under applicable law, including, but not limited to, claims of negligence, and I understand that this release and waiver prevents me from seeking damages in any way against the Health Plan Alliance, whether such damages are known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, or that occur now or in the future. 

I understand that the Health Plan Alliance and the event venue will implement COVID-19 health and safety protocols that align with the most recent guidance released by the CDC and the local health authority.  These protocols will include details regarding code of conduct and safety measures (ie, wearing masks in public spaces, maintaining physical distance during sessions, etc) for all attendees. I understand I will be expected to adhere to these guidelines.


Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto at 8th St
Austin, TX 78701
Concierge: 512.397.4823

The hotel room block expires on March 7, 2023
Our room rate is $319 plus taxes/fees. This rate may be available three days prior and three days after our meeting dates, depending on the hotel's availability. You should call the reservations department at 888.444.6664 and ask for the Health Plan Alliance (Vizient) room rate or click here to book online. Should you call after the deadline, you will not be guaranteed to receive our group room rate or the hotel may be sold out. Please note that the group block could sell out before this date. 

Business casual attire is appropriate for the meeting.  Remember that the hotel meeting room temperatures vary, so we recommend that you layer clothing to be comfortable in case the room becomes either hot or cold.

Uber/Lyft from the Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) airport is approximately $32 (10 mile drive).  Valet parking is $25 daily and $52 for overnight valet.

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