1994 ASTRA/MERCK NATIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE
CONGRESS' HONORABLE MENTION AWARD
The Tri-County Health Care Alliance (TCHCA) and its health insurance
partner, HealthAmerica, were joint recipients of an honorable mention
Astra/Merck - National Managed Health Care Congress (NMHCC) Partnership
Award. Representatives from TCHCA and HealthAssurance accepted the
award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May 1994.
The Partnership Award recognizes excellence and innovation among employers,
providers, and payers in delivering quality, cost-effective health
care. TCHCA and HealthAmerica were honored because their collaboration
met a number of key criteria required in the competition: it provided
affordable, quality health care to employees; minimized health costs
increases; capped future premium increases; and created competition
among health insurers.
Excerpt from release 6/9/94
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS HUMAN RESOURCES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
On May 14, 1995, Ellwood City Forge, an Alliance member company,
received the Forging Industry Association's 1995 FIA Human Resources
Achievement Award for their entry "Managing Medical Benefit
Costs: A Health Care Alliance," which was based on Ellwood
City Forge's involvement in the Penn-Ohio Regional Health Care Alliance.
Ellwood City Forge's Kevin Handerhan, President, and Pamela Vass,
Personnel Manager, accepted the award at the FIA's Annual Conference
held in Phoenix, Arizona, in the presence of over 200 FIA members.
Ms. Vass then provided the membership with a 10-minute slide presentation
of the Penn-Ohio Regional Health Care Alliance's efforts to control
health care costs through promoting increased competition among
insurers, improved purchasing power through increased membership,
and the introduction of managed care via HealthAmerica/HealthAssurance.