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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.

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1. 5 Key Insights from Benefit Leaders

As we do every year, the National Business Group on Health held its Employers' Summit on Health Care Costs and Solutions in January. The summit provides a forum for close to 100 benefits leaders to come together early in the health care planning cycle to reflect on last year’s initiatives, discuss strategy for 2017 and begin to plan for 2018 and beyond. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, to network and learn from peers, and to leverage best practices that employers can implement back in the office. 

Tags: health care costs, engagement, specialty pharmacy, ACA, payment & delivery reform, public policy
2. What Should Employers Look for In Mobile Health Apps?

The emergence of mobile health apps is giving consumers unprecedented ways of engaging in their health and well-being. More than 165,000 apps are currently available, with the majority focused on diet and fitness. Apps are also incredibly popular; almost 60% of consumers have downloaded at least one health app, and of those, a third use one every day. Employers can positively impact workforce health by recommending safe, effective, secure and user-friendly apps to employees.

Tags: engagement, well-being, communications, consumer decision support, social media
3. Six Things to Watch in 2017

President and CEO of National Business Group on Health, Brian Marcotte, has created a list of six things to watch in 2017. It will be a year of uncertainty, opportunity and change. Will ACA be repealed and replaced? Will the move to value-based payments lose momentum? What will be the fate of proposed health plan mergers? Will pharmacy pricing remain in the spotlight?  Will consumer engagement remain a top concern for employers? What about the well-workforce?

Tags: well-being, ACA, payment & delivery reform, mergers, Rx, engagement, consumerism, productivity
4. 5 Ways to Revamp Your Health Care Strategy

Each January, more than 100 human resources and benefits professionals come together for our annual Employers’ Summit on Health Care Costs and Solutions. The best practices and cutting-edge ideas brought forward at this event continue to show that innovation in health improvement and health care management in this country is driven largely by employers.

Tags: ACO, cost control, engagement, specialty pharmacy
5. The Critical Link Between Leadership and Employee Engagement in Global Wellness Success

To bolster engagement in and sustainability of wellness and/or well-being programs, employers have to build a strategy that recognizes the importance of stakeholder buy-in at all levels.

Tags: global, engagement, well-being
6. Health and Well-being Across Generations

In today’s workplace, more generations are working side-by-side than ever before, with the largest portion of the U.S. labor force made up of millennials (34%), Generation X (34%) and baby boomers (29%).1 To best support the needs of a multigenerational workforce, employers should consider taking a refreshed look at how they develop benefits and programs, with an eye to what is most important to employees at each life stage.

Tags: plan design, job satisfaction, engagement, well-being
7. 8 Clever Ways to Shape Your 2017 Open Enrollment Strategy

Are you tired of the same old open enrollment communication tactics? Not achieving the engagement results that you hope for year after year? It’s time to shake things up a bit and try some of the approaches that your savvy industry peers have been using to boost their employee engagement numbers. Here are 8 clever ways to achieve better engagement results.

Tags: communications, engagement, open enrollment
8. 8 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Health Care Consumerism

As more companies move to a consumerism strategy, increasing employee engagement on all fronts—from decision support and concierge services to telehealth, transparency and health improvement—is a top priority. Employers are introducing innovative new benefits, programs and technologies in an effort to engage employees to be better health care consumers.

Tags: engagement, consumerism, plan design, communications
9. Strategies for Increasing Employee Engagement in Health and Well-being

Simply adding new well-being programs at your organization is often not enough to increase the health and well-being of your employees. Often times, low engagement rates can become a barrier to creating a culture of well-being at your organization.

Tags: engagement, well-being, social connectedness, physical health
10. What Keeps Employers Awake at Night

The #1 issue keeping employers up at night is engagement. Only one in four employees consider themselves engaged in their health and well-being. However, engaged employees are healthier, more productive and are better able to contain health care costs.

Tags: engagement, productivity

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