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Media Advisory:  Analysts Say Allina Health Insurance Plans May Not Be Safe for Nurses, Patients
 
Minnesota Nurses Association

Media Advisory:  Analysts Say Allina Health Insurance Plans May Not Be Safe for Nurses, Patients

 

Contact:  Rick Fuentes

(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
rick.fuentes@mnnurses.org

 

Barbara Brady

(o) 651-414-2849
(c) 651-202-0845
barbara.brady@mnnurses.org

(St Paul) - July 27, 2016 - Insurance analysts with J. Glynn & Company have analyzed the health insurance plans offered by Allina Health and determined the plans may put both nurses and patients at risk.  Nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association have been in negotiations with Allina since February.  The employer has maintained its position to eliminate the nurses contract health insurance plans and move them to Allina "core" plans.

Analysts with J. Glynn & Company will discuss their analysis of the MNA contract plans and the Allina Health core plans during a conference call on Friday, July 29, at 10 a.m. CDT.  They will make a presentation summarizing their findings of the plans and remain on the call to answer questions from journalists. 

 
J. Glynn & Company provides health advisory services to providers and purchasers of health services across every major market in the United States. Major initiatives of the company include work with labor and management on joint solutions to healthcare cost and quality issues.  MNA has retained J. Glynn & Company since November, 2015 to analyze the health insurance plans for nurse groups.

What:  Conference Call with Minnesota Nurses Association and J. Glynn & Company

When: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., July 29

Where: U.S. Toll Free: 800-875-3456, Verbal Passcode (to be given to the operator): FUEN77018

Instructions: 
  • Participants are instructed to dial in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time
  • Participants will verbally give their passcode to the operator
  • Press *1 to ask a question
  • Press # to remove the question from the question queue
  • All participants will be muted during the Question & Answer session
  • Participants may reach an operator by pressing *0 on their telephone keypads.
  • Participant's Name and Company will be taken for the Participant List. The participants will then be placed into the Main Conference where they will listen to music until the conference begins.
  • This conference will be recorded
 
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About MNA:

With more than 20,000 members in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, MNA is the leading organization for registered nurses in the Midwest and is among the oldest and largest representatives of RNs for collective bargaining in the nation.  Established in 1905, MNA is a multi-purpose organization that fosters high standards for nursing education and practice, and works to advance the profession through legislative activity.  MNA is an affiliate of National Nurses United.

About NNU:

National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.

NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.—and the major voices of unionized nurses—in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.
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