Business Group Blog

Welcome to our blog.

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.

Thinking Differently about Obesity
December 21, 2018

Thinking Differently about Obesity

We’ve been thinking a lot about obesity this year, and the fact that most of us - as well as the animals under our care, including in zoos and labs - continue to gain weight. According to the New York Times, “something about the environment is making many of us as fat as our genetic makeup permits.” 

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How are Employers and the Jetsons Similar?
December 19, 2018

How are Employers and the Jetsons Similar?

During a recent Board dinner, the topic of the Jetsons came up in conversation. We’re not the first to recognize it, but the writers’ ability to predict the future is both fascinating and intriguing. 

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2018 in Review: Global Areas of Focus and Contributions
December 17, 2018

2018 in Review: Global Areas of Focus and Contributions

Global Business Group on Health reviews the 2018 year. What have been the top interests of GBGH members in 2018? What are your peers most concerned with?

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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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