Alliance Update July 2022

COVID-19 Update


Alliance Update June 2022


  • Children Aged 5-11 Eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster


Alliance Update May 2022


  • Moving Forward on Vaccine for Children 5 and Under
  • Biden Administration Increases Access to COVID-19 Treatments
  • Public Transportation Mask Requirements Lifted
  • Antigen Tests Receive Three-Month Extension


Alliance Update April 2022


  • Washington’s Long-Term COVID-19 Response Focuses on Equity, Empowerment, Prevention, and Readiness
  • Second Booster Recommended for Certain Populations


Alliance Update March 2022

COVID-19 Update

  • Entering a New Phase of the Pandemic
  • King County Ends Vaccination Verification Requirement


Alliance Update February 2022

Introducing The Washington Health Alliance to Civitas Networks for Health

Alliance Members Join Forces to Improve Value Based Care in the Commercial Market

COVID-19 Update

  • At Home COVID-19 Testing Kits Available
  • Governor Jay Inslee Responds to Hospitals’ Call for Action to Address Health Care Crisis


Alliance Update January 2022

Long-Term Care Premium Collection Delayed Pending Legislative Changes

Alliance Vaccination Update January 2022

  • COVID-19 Update:  The Omicron Variant
  • Vaccine Booster Shots


Alliance Update December 2021

Boulder Care Offers Innovative Telehealth Addiction Treatment in Partnership with Health Plans, Health Systems, and Employers

What Providers Should Know About Value-Based Payments

2021 Health Benefits Employer Survey Results

Alliance Vaccination Update: December 2021

  • Booster Shots Approved for All Adults
  • State to Report on COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity


Alliance Update November 2021

Alliance Vaccination Update: November 2021


Alliance Update October 2021

Sharing Perspectives on Total Cost of Care

Innovation Award and Alliance Presentation on Trust at National Forum

Alliance Invited to Join Payers, Systems, Health Plans, and Self-Insured Employers Meeting on Primary Care

Alliance Vaccination Update:  October 2021

  • FDA Approves Booster Shot for High Risk Populations
  • Employer Resources
  • Showing Proof of Vaccination


Alliance Update September 2021

Podcast Sharing Expertise Across the Nation to Improve Health Care Quality

Alliance Spreads the Word on Improving Health Care Quality

Alliance to Join State of Reform Panel on Total Cost of Care

Alliance Invited to Present at NAHDO’s Annual Conference

Alliance Receives Funding to Conduct Purchaser Discussions

Executive Director Message on Upcoming Alliance Staffing Changes


Alliance Update July/August 2021

Washington’s First in the Nation Long-Term Care Program Taking Effect

Alliance Purchasers Improve Biosimilar Adoption Through National Education Project

Health Care Cost Transparency Board Work is Well Underway

Alliance Participates in Health Benefit Exchange Board Retreat

Alliance Vaccination Update: July/August 2021

  • Mask Guidance
  • Reopening Requirements
  • Resources for Small and Mid-Size Employers
  • Covid-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases
  • Delta Variant

Vaccine Distribution: June 2021

  • All Washington Counties in Phase 3 of Healthy Washington Reopening
  • Update on Activities and Masks for Fully Vaccinated People
  • Vaccinations in Washington State

Vaccine Distribution:  May 2021

  • Vaccine Milestone: More Than 5 Million Doses
  • New Mask Recommendations Based on Vaccination Status
  • Employer Guidance to Increase Vaccination Numbers
  • Tax Credits for Employers to Cover Time Off for Vaccinations

Nancy Guinto testimony before Alaska Senate Finance Committee: April 29, 2021