Cause IQ organization profile

Better Medicare Alliance (BMA)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

BMA is a social science institute based in Washington, DC that was founded in 2015. As of 2019 they had $9.5 million in revenue and $8.3 million in assets.

Better Medicare Alliance is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) advocacy coalition that brings together Medicare Advantage beneficiaries; health plans, hospital systems, providers, businesses, and advocacy organizations which support Medicare Advantage.

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Program areas at BMA

Ally Recruitment & Engagement and Beneficiary Engagement: BMA is a coalition of organizations that includes the varied stakeholders in health care, including providers, plans, business and professional organizations, community partners, and advocacy organizations. BMA engages these ally organizations by providing information, policy analyses, and updates on health policy, regulations and legislation related to Medicare Advantage. Ally organizations are asked to offer opinions, experience and perspectives on Medicare Advantage. They participate in events and provide input in written materials.

Communications: BMA provides information, commentary, and advocacy activities through website postings of research, evidence and policy analysis, as well as through electronic and social media to the public, policymakers, media outlets, and interested individuals. BMA recruits, engages, and communicates through electronic outreach with beneficiary advocates, ally organizations, and other individuals and organizations interested in Medicare Advantage. BMA also conducts public media campaigns that include advertising to educate, inform, and create awareness on the value of Medicare Advantage.

Research and Policy: BMA researches, writes, and disseminates explanations, analyses, and recommendations on health policy that is primarily related to Medicare Advantage. BMA also funds research and analytical reports by other organizations for our use and for dissemination to the public. This research is related to timely health policy issues and provides evidence on health care delivery innovations, cost, and outcomes enabled by Medicare Advantage.

Form 990s for BMA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 3, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Sep 15, 2017990OView PDF
2015-12Jan 17, 2017990OView PDF

Financials for BMA

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,500,000
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$16,883
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,516,883

Vendors for BMA

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-06-26
███████ ██Tax accounting2020-02-03
████ █████████Media and Policy$1,038,3592018-12-01
███████ ██████ ███Healthcare Consult$497,5592018-12-01
███ ██████████Public Affairs and P$468,7582018-12-01
█████ ████ ███Legal$180,0002018-12-01
█████Creative Services$516,6312018-12-01
█████████ ████████Software2018-10-14

Personnel at BMA

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Allyson Y SchwartzPresident and Chief Executive Officer$609,644Feb. 3, 2020
Gary A. Puckrein, PHDPresident and Chief Executive Officer , National Minority Quality Forum / Director / President and CEO, National Minority Quality Forum$0Sept. 5, 2019
█████ ████President and Chief Executive Officer-Aug. 25, 2020
█████ ███████Chief of Staff$159,124Sept. 5, 2019
████████ █████Communications Director-Aug. 25, 2020
███████ █████Director of Policy and Research-Aug. 25, 2020
████ ██████Director of Government Affairs and Alliance Engagement-Sept. 5, 2019
███████ █████████Administrative Manager-Aug. 25, 2020
████████ ████████Advocacy Manager-Sept. 5, 2019
███████ ██ ███████ █████Director and Treasurer$0Sept. 5, 2019
...and two more key personnel

Peer social science organizations

1Democratic Socialists of America501(c)(4)$2.8 millionNew York, NY
2Capital Research Center501(c)(3)$2.9 millionWashington, DC
3National Organization for Women501(c)(4)$4.0 millionWashington, DC
4Public Citizen501(c)(4)$4.9 millionWashington, DC
5National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare501(c)(4)$18 millionWashington, DC
6Organizing for Action501(c)(4)$4.7 millionWashington, DC
7International Alliance for Responsible Drinking501(c)(4)$7.3 millionWashington DC, DC
8Americans for Tax Reform501(c)(4)$6.8 millionWashington, DC
9Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute501(c)(4)$2.4 millionWashington, DC
10MoveOn.Org Civic Action501(c)(4)$10 millionWashington, DC
11Tobacco Free Kids Action Fund501(c)(4)$26 millionWashington, DC
12American Federation for Children501(c)(4)$6.9 millionWashington, DC
13Heritage Action for America501(c)(4)$11 millionWashington, DC
14America Votes501(c)(4)$12 millionWashington, DC
15Club for Growth501(c)(4)$6.7 millionWashington, DC
16Economic Innovation Group (EIG)501(c)(4)$3.3 millionWashington, DC
17Common Cause501(c)(4)$8.6 millionWashington, DC
18American Bridge 21ST Century Foundation501(c)(4)$8.3 millionWashington, DC
19Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA)501(c)(4)$8.2 millionWashington, DC
20FreedomWorks501(c)(4)$10 millionWashington, DC
21League of Women Voters of the United States (LWV)501(c)(4)$6.0 millionWashington, DC
22Humane Society Legislative Fund501(c)(4)$5.1 millionWashington, DC
23Indivisible Project501(c)(4)$17 millionWashington, DC
24People for the American Way (PFAW)501(c)(4)$7.0 millionWashington, DC
25Bread for the World501(c)(4)$5.8 millionWashington, DC