May 2016

Workplace Wellness – the Next Frontier
From the Executive Director
by Geoffrey Schick

There is no denying employee engagement in health and wellbeing is a top priority for most employers – a solid majority of organizations offer wellness programs today. But with an array of options, information and data, employers can expend a considerable amount of time and resources trying to determine wellness program best practices and quantify returns on investment.

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate as a panelist at a well-attended luncheon sponsored by Wisconsin Health News that featured a discussion of what many consider to be the next benefits frontier – workplace wellness programs. I was lucky enough to be joined on the panel by Cathy Jacobson, Froedtert Health CEO, and Patrick Travis, specialist leader at Deloitte Consulting. Read More


Upcoming events of interest
Mark your Calendar Now

The Alliance, the Madison area’s business health care coalition, is conducting its annual seminar, this year entitled, Aiming for Impact, on May 12 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Please see the registration page for more about the event and this year’s keynote speakers.

Please save the morning of September 21 for the BHCG Annual Meeting. Watch for more details in the coming months.


Membership Minute

In this edition of the Membership Minute we welcome several new employer members and share information about exclusive benefits available to our fully insured members. Read More


Did you know?

BHCG creates password-protected Members area on website. Read More


New BHCG Subcommittee Formed to Support Members

Since its inception the Business Health Care Group has relied on member employer representatives to provide us with leadership and guidance by serving on various committees and subcommittees. The committees serve as forums where employers can share best practices and learn from industry experts. The newest subcommittee, called the Tier 1 subcommittee, is set to convene in early June.  It’s designed to provide member employers with additional resources and education to take full advantage of the BHCG’s exclusive access to UnitedHealthcare’s Premium Designation program. Read More


UnitedHealthcare & the BHCG Update Employers & Brokers

On April 20 UnitedHealthcare and the BHCG held two events at the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners to update employers and the broker and consultant community on recent developments in their partnership offerings. Read More


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