Leveraging our purchasing power and the collective experience and knowledge of leading employers and strategic partners, we have made remarkable progress in slowing health care cost trend – for our member employers and the community.
The annual trend increase over the past 11 years the BHCG has offered a network for all self-funded groups has averaged 1.5 percent annually. These increases compare to cost increases in the southeast Wisconsin of between five and 10 percent annually for the same time period. Further, self-funded employers have saved well in excess of $1 billion in medical expenses over the past 11 years.
Average Annual Trend for BHCG Self-Funded Employers Compared to Southeast Wisconsin Market: 2006-2016
BHCG has also made remarkable progress in slowing health care costs compared with both southeast Wisconsin and Midwest averages and national costs, as the graphic below illustrates.