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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.

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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The Battle of the Bulge: It Starts Earlier than You Think
August 22, 2017

The Battle of the Bulge: It Starts Earlier than You Think

What comes to mind when you think about the health and well-being needs of the young adults in your workforce? Assistance with student loan debt, ample paid time off and community service opportunities might immediately strike you as important, but what about preventing excessive weight gain? If helping millennials fight the battle of the bulge doesn’t immediately surface as a pressing need, you’re not alone. According to Dr. William Dietz, young adults have largely been ignored when it comes to the prevention of overweight and obesity. However, recent research shows that targeting this particular age group is critical to fighting the ongoing obesity epidemic. 

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It's Peak Season for Lyme Disease – What Should Employers Do?
August 14, 2017

It's Peak Season for Lyme Disease – What Should Employers Do?

Lyme disease, caused by a tick-borne bacterium, doesn’t typically affect a large amount of employees, however those who are suffering from Lyme disease often experience frustration in getting care to manage these symptoms. A small minority are even debilitated by the disease, preventing them from working and maintaining a good quality of life. Here are 5 strategies employers can use to help support employees to avoid or manage Lyme disease.

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