Business Group Blog

Welcome to our blog.

The Business Group Blog was created to share and discuss information about challenges and solutions to the health care benefits issues that large employers face today and tomorrow — such as controlling health care costs, reforming the health care delivery system, and engaging employees in their health and benefits — and will provide insight into national health policy issues. We hope you find this information useful and will consider subscribing to the blog and sharing any thoughts or ideas with us at blog@businessgrouphealth.org.

Obesity: What's Bias Got to Do with It?
June 20, 2018

Obesity: What's Bias Got to Do with It?

Most companies know that obesity impacts their bottom line by increasing medical costs and decreasing employee productivity. Yet, the problem runs much deeper—negative attitudes toward employees who struggle with weight are pervasive and cost many employers more than they think.

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Health Equity
April 30, 2018

Health Equity

Achieving Optimal Well-being by Reducing Disparities and Promoting Health Equity During National Minority Health Month

On this last day of National Minority Health Month, let us continue to live our commitment to eliminate disparities and to advance health equity.  Health Equity exists when all people — regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, geographic location or other societal constructs — have the same access and resources to achieve optimal health and well-being. Social, economic and environmental factors are strong contributors to health inequities. Employers can make a difference through intentional design of programs and policies to support health and well-being across diverse populations in the workplace, as well as through partnerships in community to impact areas where people live, work and play. 

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April is the Time to Look at Your Autism Benefits!
April 2, 2018

April is the Time to Look at Your Autism Benefits!

April is host to a number of autism awareness initiatives, including National Autism Awareness Month, World Autism Month and World Autism Awareness Day. Nearly every company employs people who have children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and many have employees that are on the spectrum themselves.

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What Experts Say about Sleep
March 12, 2018

What Experts Say about Sleep

Who gets the most sleep? The answer may surprise you. According to Harvard Business Review, it’s senior executives.

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International Women's Day is March 8th!
March 7, 2018

International Women's Day is March 8th!

March 8 will be International Women’s Day. The theme is #PressforProgress. According to Mercer, less than 60-70% of women are in the workforce, and female representation drops as career levels rise.

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Job Satisfaction: The Secret Agent of Well-being
February 27, 2018

Job Satisfaction: The Secret Agent of Well-being

Satisfied employees are good for business. Research has found links between job satisfaction and employee turnover, customer satisfaction-loyalty, safety, productivity and employee health.

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Large Employers Lead the Way in Supporting Working Parents
February 7, 2018

Large Employers Lead the Way in Supporting Working Parents

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Family & Medical Leave Act, a landmark law that has granted many eligible employees unpaid, job-protected leave to care for loved ones.

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