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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.

Live from DC: It's Business Health Agenda 2019
April 10, 2019

Live from DC: It's Business Health Agenda 2019

This week, approximately 500 health benefits professionals, influencers and thought leaders are convening in Washington, DC to explore the “tipping point” of health care and what it might mean for them.

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Happy Feelings in the Air, Happy Feelings Everywhere...Boosting Employee Morale and Employer Value
April 8, 2019

Happy Feelings in the Air, Happy Feelings Everywhere...Boosting Employee Morale and Employer Value

What motivates and pushes us to excel?  Some might say it’s inner drive, personal passion or the desire to help others. We know it’s also the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from a job well done – especially when recognized.  

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World Health Day Prompts a Look at Universal Health Care
April 3, 2019

World Health Day Prompts a Look at Universal Health Care

World Health Day is coming up on April 7, 2019. The theme of this year’s event is Universal Health Care (UHC), a concept first adopted  by all World Health Organization (WHO) member countries in the Alma-Ata Declaration. The focus of UHC is on primary health care as the core means for providing equitable, affordable and comprehensive health care to people in all countries. Many world governments are committed to achieving UHC by 2030.

 

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Disruption is the New Normal
March 27, 2019

Disruption is the New Normal

Four years ago this month, the Business Group launched its Health Innovations Forum (HIF) to identify new solutions entering the employer market. Since then, HIF has received over 200 applications from startups looking for a chance to present to the Forum’s 35 employers and venture capitalist and consultant partners. Seventy have made it through to present to the Forum, with most resulting in relationships with Forum and Business Group members. 

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The Mental Health Stigma: Breaking Down Barriers is a Global Challenge
March 21, 2019

The Mental Health Stigma: Breaking Down Barriers is a Global Challenge

Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Although there are well-known psychological and pharmaceutical treatments, fewer than half of those affected in the world (in many countries, fewer than 10%) receive such treatments.

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Health Care in 2030: What Might the Future Have in Store?
March 20, 2019

Health Care in 2030: What Might the Future Have in Store?

Some trends in health care transformation are already making their mark on the industry, including the migration towards value, competitive pressures driving efficiency, as well as the digital evolution opening the door to new entrants. How will this transformation impact the very fundamentals of health care economics?

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Women at Work: Let's Speed Up the Progress
March 8, 2019

Women at Work: Let's Speed Up the Progress

The World Economic Forum estimates it will take 202 years to close the global gender gap at work. We can’t wait that long; we need to do more to drive change, level the playing field and turn good intentions into better outcomes.

This International Women’s Day let’s not only celebrate women, let’s build diverse, supportive workplace cultures that appeal to women, improve their health and well-being, and propel their success. For large employers, it’s a morale and economic imperative.

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