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.

Top Employers Invest in Parental Benefits
December 12, 2018

Top Employers Invest in Parental Benefits

The best places to work are making the parenthood journey a joyful one, according to a recent Fortune article featuring Business Group members Comcast and pWc for their innovative approaches to supporting new parents.

According to Bill Strahan, executive vice president of human resources for Comcast Cable, “You don’t have to hide your family here."

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The Value of Parental Leave: From Employee Well-Being to Workforce Retention and Beyond
December 4, 2018

The Value of Parental Leave: From Employee Well-Being to Workforce Retention and Beyond

No company today can afford to ignore the business impact of paid parental leave and its role in the competitive benefits landscape.

Currently, the 20 largest U.S. employers invest in paid parental leave and more forward-thinking companies are integrating family-friendly policies into their workforce than ever before.

Why? To attract, retain and engage talent, especially from incoming generations.

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We're Experiencing a Caregiver Crunch
November 27, 2018

We're Experiencing a Caregiver Crunch

Our aging population, increased prevalence of chronic diseases, delayed retirement, higher divorce rates among Baby Boomers, geographically dispersed families and shortage of trained caregivers is causing an unprecedented caregiver crunch.

To help employers understand the caregiving experience and how it affects their employees and their bottom line, the Business Group created a new infographic – The Impact of Caregiving on Work.

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The Case for Well-being as Profit Center
November 19, 2018

The Case for Well-being as Profit Center

Evidence for the positive impact of employee well-being is growing. Attendees at Workforce Strategy: The Future of Work, Life and Health heard Alex Edmans, Ph.D., Professor of Finance at London Business School, describe his research on the role of well-being in business performance. Dr. Edmans has shown that the ‘100 Best Companies to Work for in America’ beat their peers in the stock market by 2.3% - 3.8% per year from 1984 – 2011.

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6 Insights from Workforce Strategy 2018: The Future of Work, Life & Health
November 13, 2018

6 Insights from Workforce Strategy 2018: The Future of Work, Life & Health

At Workforce Strategy 2018, global experts revealed mind-stretching ideas and real-world solutions to elevate the dialogue on employee well-being and prepare large employers for changing workforce dynamics.

Explore the secrets to success shared in Workforce Strategy 2018: Insights Worth Implementing.

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Obesity: It's Complicated
November 6, 2018

Obesity: It's Complicated

Huff Post recently published Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong, by Michael Hobbes highlighting a significant gap between science and practice in the treatment of obesity.

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Keep New Parents in the Workforce: Best Practices for Managers
October 26, 2018

Keep New Parents in the Workforce: Best Practices for Managers

Will your top talent return after having a child? According to a survey conducted by Ovia Health featured in our recently released Parent Package, nearly 1 in 3 moms don't return after having children, and of those, 40 percent felt that their large employer could have done things differently to retain them as employees.

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