Business Group Blog

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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.

Forget What You Know about Work & Family
October 11, 2017

Forget What You Know about Work & Family

The experience of the American family has changed drastically. Today, there are more dual-earner households, single parents and female breadwinners than ever before. By the same token, demographic shifts and technology breakthroughs have transformed the nature of work. It’s not surprising that work-life struggles are common.

It is, however, time to rethink what we know about work and family. As we recognize National Work and Family Month, let’s reflect on some of today’s work-life secrets and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve.

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World Mental Health Day is October 10
October 6, 2017

World Mental Health Day is October 10

October 10 is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace. Each year, employers use this health observance to raise awareness about mental health issues, educate employees about available benefits and resources, as well as initiate conversations about important topics like mental health stigma. Is your company celebrating Mental Health Day?

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Workforce Strategy Participants Are Inspired and Eager to Put New Ideas into Action
September 28, 2017

Workforce Strategy Participants Are Inspired and Eager to Put New Ideas into Action

The future felt bright on the final day of the NBGH's Workforce Strategy Conference.

During The Rise of Women in the Workforce, Kristen Craft of Ovia Health shared hot-off-the-press employer survey data (now available at MotherhoodinAmerica.com) to illuminate areas of opportunities for forward-thinking businesses to better support women and families.

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Workforce Strategy Equips Employers to Take Well-Being Programs to the Next Level
September 27, 2017

Workforce Strategy Equips Employers to Take Well-Being Programs to the Next Level

Speakers and participants brought their experiences from around the globe to the heart of Texas for the NBGH’s Workforce Strategy 2017. Today is the 2nd day of the annual conference where HR practitioners and business leaders learn how to take their well-being programs to the next level.

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Live from Austin: It's the Workforce Strategy Conference
September 26, 2017

Live from Austin: It's the Workforce Strategy Conference

The NBGH team and hundreds of employers have convened in Austin, Texas for the nation’s premier event in employee health, productivity and well-being solutions—Workforce Strategy 2017.

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3 Strategies Employers Can Use to Reduce Overtreatment
September 12, 2017

3 Strategies Employers Can Use to Reduce Overtreatment

According to a study published this month, physicians estimate that 20.6% of overall medical care is unnecessary. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine interviewed 2,106 doctors from across the United States, asking them about the prevalence and causes of overtreatment.

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Employers Have Been Quick to Offer Aid after the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey
August 31, 2017

Employers Have Been Quick to Offer Aid after the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

NBGH members, including Aetna, Amazon, Apple, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Google, GE, Home Depot, Humana, Lowe’s, JP Morgan Chase, PepsiCo, Starbucks, UPS, Walmart, and Wells Fargo, quickly stepped up to donate millions to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The emotional and physical recovery will take time, and many of us are looking for ways to sustain our support as affected communities heal and rebuild.

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