Turning the Page
the Executive Director Report
by Dianne Kiehl

It is with a great deal of gratitude and no small amount of emotion that I prepare to end my tenure as the Business Health Care Group’s first executive director and enter retirement at the end of this month. In this, my last executive director report, I wish it were possible to acknowledge and thank all those who have been responsible for the BHCG’s remarkable success over the last 12+ years. It has been my privilege to know and work with you all.

Serving the BHCG was not just a job to me – it was an invaluable opportunity to live out my passion for improving the value of health care delivered in our community. The commitment and willingness to be bold on the part of BHCG employers – from the CEO level on down – made it possible for us to drive meaningful change in our market together.  Real change can only happen when the employer community walks in unison. It is hard work and can be uncomfortable at times, but the results make it all worthwhile. Read More

Upcoming events of interest

Three events, scheduled in the next several months, should be of interest to our readers. Read More

BHCG & UHC Partnership Overview Events Summary

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and the Business Health Care Group (BHCG) recently held two events – one for the broker and consultant community and one for employers – at the Harley-Davidson Museum® to introduce the elements of the 2016 BHCG/UHC partnership and answer questions about the transition. The following is a summary that includes information presented at both events. Read More

BHCG Vendors Offer UnitedHealthcare Transition Support

In anticipation of the transition to UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and the UHC Choice Plus Advanced product in 2016, two of the Business Health Care Group (BHCG) preferred vendors – consulting firm, Towers Watson and communications partner, The Write Source – are offering specific support services to BHCG member employers. Read More

WHIO launches public reporting site MyHealthWI.org

Designed to improve transparency, affordability and quality of health care in the state, the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) launched a new public website last month which compares how primary care providers in the state perform to nationally-endorsed standards of care. MyHealthWI.org rates health care provider groups and clinics (but not individual physicians) in internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. Read More

Did you know?

BHCG employers share 2015 plan changes Read More

Membership Minute

In this edition of the Membership Minute we acknowledge two of our employers recognized in Fortune Magazine, report on our updated membership numbers and welcome new employer groups who joined us in February and March 2015. Read More

UnitedHealthcare Partnership Update

Featuring news and information about our new administrative partner, effective January 1, 2016

With the move to UnitedHealthcare effective January 1, 2016, there will be considerable news and information the BHCG will want to share with member employers, their advisors, providers and our strategic partners. This column will provide a forum for the dissemination of this information. Read More

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