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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.

Discover the Benefits Employees Value Most at Workforce Strategy 2018
September 6, 2018

Discover the Benefits Employees Value Most at Workforce Strategy 2018

Mental health, work-life integration and the obesity epidemic — these are just a few of the topics most relevant to today’s workforce that will be covered at Workforce Strategy 2018, September 25–27, in Atlanta, Georgia.  

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What Working Parents Want from Their Employers
August 30, 2018

What Working Parents Want from Their Employers

Satisfied employees are good for business. Research has found links between job satisfaction and employee turnover, customer satisfaction-loyalty, safety, productivity and employee health.

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Plan for the Future of Work, Life & Health at Workforce Strategy 2018
August 22, 2018

Plan for the Future of Work, Life & Health at Workforce Strategy 2018

This fall, Workforce Strategy 2018 will bring together more than 500 large employers, thought leaders and global experts with shared goals of exploring and improving the future of work, life and health.

From interactive sessions and dynamic speakers to ground-breaking technologies and digital innovations, this year’s conference has everything you need to find new solutions that will advance the well-being of your employees and the overall productivity of your organization.

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Working Mothers by the Numbers in 2018
August 16, 2018

Working Mothers by the Numbers in 2018

There are 50 million parents in today’s workforce and more dual-earner households, single parent homes and female breadwinners in 2018 than ever before.

Despite this, a recent survey from Ovia Health featured in NBGH’s recently released Parent Package found that only 65 percent of women working at companies with 1,000 or more employees feel supported in balancing their work and family lives.

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Caregiving Takes a Toll on Employees
August 8, 2018

Caregiving Takes a Toll on Employees

Most of us will provide care for a loved one during our career. Many find the experience rewarding while simultaneously enduring physical, emotional and financial strain. Caregivers often struggle to manage their personal responsibilities and perform at work, making caregiving a corporate priority.

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Don't Forget About Dads
June 27, 2018

Don't Forget About Dads

Today, dads are taking on more caregiving and household responsibilities than ever before. According to the Pew Research Center, fathers spend, on average, seven hours a week on child care—that’s almost triple the time they provided in 1965. And fathers, like mothers, struggle to maintain work-life harmony. As family structures evolve, top employers are adapting their policies and programs in pursuit of an agile, competitive workforce.

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Say Something: The Losses We Can't Understand and Don't Discuss
June 25, 2018

Say Something: The Losses We Can't Understand and Don't Discuss

The brother of a colleague. My mother-in-law’s father. A neighbor’s college sophomore. A close friend’s mother. It’s not just celebrities dying by suicide.

We’re talking about Kate and Anthony, and we talked about Robin Williams. Yet in every case I know personally, the cause of death is not openly discussed.

While carefully not addressing this problem, we are missing opportunities to prevent it. By guarding privacy, we are perpetuating the stigma surrounding death by suicide.

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