BHCG Monitor: Focus on Health Care Benefits
 
 

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BHCG Monitor: Health Care Reform - Notable News

 

Top of mind ACA provisions for employers

It’s difficult, at best, for employers to keep up with all the new guidelines, requirements and regulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the last quarter of 2013 most employers are focusing on a few ACA components that have recently been implemented or will come into play over the next 12 months.



 
 
 
 

BHCG Monitor: An Electronic Personal Health Record Primer

 

Addressing behavioral issues in the workforce

A case for behavioral screening and intervention (BSI)

The United States has a substantial problem with behavioral risks and disorders. Every year it is estimated they are responsible for 40 percent of deaths, most chronic diseases, $300 billion in health care costs and $600 billion in additional costs such as lost productivity and disability. Key behavioral issues include tobacco use, alcohol and other drug abuse, depression, poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity.



 
 
 
 

BHCG Monitor: An Electronic Personal Health Record Primer

 

Strategic Partners –
Partners in Progress

This article provides updates concerning the activities of BHCG's strategic partners. The original article appeared in the April 2012 edition of the Monitor.

From its inception, the BHCG has clearly understood neither a single employer nor one organization was large enough to have the positive impact on the cost and quality of health care we desire. Just as the BHCG has brought together the interests of a significant number of employers, we have also worked with other multi-stakeholder organizations in the state to effect change in our health care delivery system. The work of these organizations, recognized both regionally and nationally, is on the forefront of this change.