We are a nationwide network of health plans, hospitals and physicians working together

The Alliance was founded in 1996 by eight provider-owned health plans as a for-profit venture designed to be a vehicle for collaborative innovation.  Never wavering from our mission over a 20+ year history, the enterprise is now owned by nearly 30 provider-sponsored health plans and provides services to nearly 50 similar organizations across the United States.  Through the Alliance, provider-sponsored and independent health plans collaborate as one, united entity, and each organization shares strategic expertise, operational efficiencies and innovation with their Alliance colleagues. Together we are driving performance improvement, delivering exceptional service, transforming care, and championing health and well-being in our local markets with the power of a nationwide company.





Our mission

Bring together health plans with similar values in collaborative ways to improve their performance and succeed in their markets.

Our vision

Inspire and support health plans to deliver exceptional service, drive transformational care, and champion health and wellbeing.






How we work together

Year-round, Alliance member health plans, systems and providers work together on the top issues facing managed care organizations today. The result is measurable performance improvement, better quality health care and enterprise-wide innovation.


Strategic support

The Alliance staff is in tune with each health plan in the Alliance and is plugged-in to the industry. Alliance members can leverage their expertise for guidance and support in critical areas like recruiting, executive retreats, governance, introductions to peers with similar roles and responsibilities, and assistance arranging on-site visits, small group and topic-specific discussions.


Based on the needs of our members, the Alliance coordinates topic-specific meetings for focused peer-to-peer networking and problem solving year-round. In addition, health plan, system and provider executive leaders come together three times a year to collaborate and discuss the most critical and timely issues facing managed care leaders today.

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There are more than 100 webinars and value calls offered each year to keep Alliance health plans, systems and providers up to speed on what’s happening in the industry, share best practices and solve health plans’ toughest challenges. The Alliance also offers select courses with CEU credits.



Alliance Knowledge CenterSM

Alliance members, industry thought-leaders, presenters, sponsors and staff continuously contribute to this growing database of resources. Here Alliance members can find shared on-demand event recordings, presentation slides, templates, job descriptions, benchmarking reports, whitepapers, org charts, industry articles and vendor brochures.

Discussion forum

Every day, Alliance members are working together to answer each other’s questions and share their expertise with one another. The discussion forum empowers Alliance members to quickly and easily ask their peers a question and instantaneously share timely information. Members opt-in to the topics that interest them and can receive instant or daily alerts delivered directly to their work email inbox.

Peer directory

As a member of the Alliance, you have access to a network of 3,500+ individuals at health plans, health systems and provider groups across the nation. Using our peer directory, you can quickly and easily find peers that have similar interests to you.



Group purchasing organization (GPO)

Together, the health plans in the Alliance have powerful buying power. This gives the Alliance leverage to negotiate exclusive discounted pricing and value adds that health plans can't get anywhere else. The Alliance is the only managed care association that offers a health plan specific GPO. By purchasing products and services through the Alliance GPO, health plans can significantly reduce their Alliance membership dues, receive discounted pricing, and generate revenue for the Alliance which helps us keep membership dues low and make investments back into the growth of the organization.

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Vendor directory

The process of researching and selecting a vendor can be overwhelming and frustrating. Using the vendor directory, Alliance members can easily find companies by category, learn more about vendors, see which Alliance health plans they are already working with, and read Alliance peer reviews. Alliance members can also leverage the Alliance staff for support with identifying vendors for an RFP and acquiring member referrals.

Job board

To achieve continued success and innovation, Alliance health plan members are always on the lookout for new talent. On the Alliance job board, you’ll find a list of job opportunities that are currently available at our member health plans.

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Top issues


  • Administrative cost management
  • Behavioral health
  • Clinical informatics
  • Commercial/ASO product management
  • Compliance
  • Exchanges
  • Financial management
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Health system and medical group intersection with health plan
  • Human resources
  • Medicaid program management
  • Medical management



  • Medicare program management
  • Member experience
  • Pharmacy
  • Quality improvement
  • Risk adjustment
  • Risk management
  • Value-based reimbursement