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The BHCG blog now available on the BHCG website
One of the benefits of a membership organization is its ability to gather information, ideas and viewpoints from a variety of resources and perspectives. Our ability to communicate with you just expanded with our BHCG blog. Housed on the BHCG website, new entries will be announced via email and archived on the site. Look for relevant topics regarding health care and benefits as well as interesting tidbits, information and updates we’ve gathered!

Membership Resource Books available soon
If you are a BHCG member you will soon receive, via e-mail, your Membership Resource Book. We have created two versions – one for our fully insured members and another for our self-insured members. The Resource Books are your “go to” source for a wealth of information about our organization including our history, strategies, initiatives, results, resources and where to get answers to your questions – all in one convenient place.  They will also be sent to employers when they first join the BHCG and will be posted to our website.

BHCG joins Midwest Business Group on Health as Business Member
Your BHCG membership just became more valuable! Recently the BHCG joined the Chicago-based Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) as a Business Member. As an employer member of the BHCG you are now eligible to:

  • Participate in all Learning Network educational programs at a special reduced rate of $50.00 (vs. $100) and register for the Annual Conference and Pharmacy Benefits Academy at the Member rate.
  • Participate in MBGH’s employer-only networking roundtables on Health Benefits, Wellness, Pharmacy Management and CDHP at no cost (in person or via conference call).
  • Participate in purchasing strategy demonstration projects that are sponsored by MBGH at no cost.
  • Participate in MBGH benchmarking surveys on HR/benefits management topics at no cost.
  • Gain access to MBGH’s Buying Group programs, including pharmacy benefits and other services.

If you have questions about this new benefit of membership, please contact Jennifer LaMere at jlamere@businesshealthcaregroup.org or at 414-433-4719 X3.

BHCG in the media
Throughout the year, the BHCG receives a good deal of coverage in the media. Whether it’s a story generated by a press release, media-requested articles, opinion or informational pieces, we feel it’s vital to get the word out about the BHCG and what its members are doing to drive meaningful change in the health care marketplace. The past couple of months have seen a good deal of activity on this front, including:

Broker/Consultant reminder: you have access to the Web2Print Portal and the Consumer Modules on the BHCG website
As reported in the June edition of The Catalyst, brokers and consultants working with BHCG employer groups can register for the BHCG’s Web2Print site where they will have immediate access to a full range of Humana employee communication materials that can be downloaded or produced through the site.

Humana communications available on the BHCG Web2Print site include:

  • Brochures and guides
  • Flyers
  • Bilingual flyers
  • Payroll inserts
  • SmartSummary communications
  • Posters
  • Plan summary communications
  • MyHumana communications
  • Healthier Generation benefit communications

In addition, registration offers brokers and consultants password-protected access (upon executing an access agreement) to the BHCG’s Buyer’s Guide to Healthcare consumer education modules – an exclusive benefit for BHCG employer members – to preview with clients and prospects.

The BHCG’s Buyer’s Guide to Health Care is a series of online videos featuring a regular “Joe” who gets smart about using health care with the help of his neighbor John. The videos (each less than seven minutes) in the series contain helpful hints and interactive, entertaining tools for making better health care decisions. In today’s world of consumer driven health care, this valuable series becomes a great selling tool for brokers and consultants assisting their clients with employee communication solutions.

Brokers and consultants interested in gaining access to these key BHCG communication resources are asked to contact Joleen Hohl at BHCG to obtain registration instructions. Joleen can be reached at 414-858-2311 ext. 2 or at jhohl@businesshealthcaregroup.org.

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