June 2017

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BHCG Spring Learning Event Held April 26

Representatives from employers, providers, brokers, consultants and other stakeholders gathered on April 26 at Briggs & Stratton to hear a keynote address by Ray Fabius, MD, entitled: Population Health, Population Health Management and Building Cultures of Wellbeing. Here's an executive summary of the event and slides for part two of Dr. Fabius' presentation.

BHCG Community Event Conducted May 9

On May 9 BHCG held a community event at BMO Institute for Learning, featuring the unique collaboration between Best Doctors and IBM Watson Health called Oncology Insight that seeks to revolutionize cancer care. Attendees also heard from UnitedHealthcare representatives about Advocate4Me, the customer service model and its BHCG-dedicated service unit and the designated clinical team empowering BHCG members to achieve better health management and cost savings. Here's an executive summary of the event and slides from the Best Doctors-IBM Watson and UnitedHealthcare presentations.

A New BHCG Video Available – Sharing the BHCG Value Story

What is the Business Health Care Group's value proposition? We're pleased to share a new video we've created – the BHCG Value Story. The video delineates our value story – as shared by member employers themselves – and our successful track record in bending cost trend.

Only a couple of minutes in length, the video does a great job in summarizing the power of aligned employers to find and share innovative solutions that create a valuable combination of benefits employers can't get anywhere else:

  • A core long-term strategy to effect real change in both the quality and cost of health care
  • Promotion of health care consumerism and the use of high value providers
  • Access to numerous value-added products with attractive financial terms
  • Opportunities for employers to network and share best practices

This video demonstrates clearly when employers act collectively in identifying and delivering solutions, they offer great value to our member employers, their employees and the community at large. We are committed to working collaboratively to identify and offer additional solutions that will lead change and create value.

More videos are available on the BHCG website and on the recently established BHCG YouTube channel.

Diane Rudy of Bradley Corporation Honored at Business Journal HR Awards Luncheon

Congratulations are in order for Diane Rudy, vice president of human resources at Bradley Corporation! On May 19th Diane was recognized at the Business Journal's third annual 2017 HR Awards Luncheon at the Pfister Hotel for her outstanding work in the human resources field. According to the Business Journal, Diane was recognized for developing a health and wellness program that actually lowered health care costs for employees and improved the health of the company's employees and their families. We are proud Bradley Corporation is a member of BHCG and appreciate Diane's commitment to both BHCG and excellence in the human resources arena.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans - Membership Benefit for BHCG Employers

We are pleased to announce a new member benefit for BHCG self-funded member employers – a 25 percent discount* on individual and organizational memberships (up to four members from one organization) to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. This benefit is also available to fully insured employers with 50 or more employees with BHCG covering the entire cost of membership. Membership offers you:

  • Access to timely, objective information covering important issues impacting the employee benefits industry
  • Free webcasts on a variety of timely industry topics
  • A daily email with the most urgent, need-to-know benefit news culled from thousands of sources, delivered to your inbox each business day featuring industry headlines, personalized research, survey results, and updates on legislative and regulatory changes

Learn more about the benefits of membership in the Foundation. Please contact Joleen Hohl at jhohl@BHCGWI.org or at 262-873-3312 x2 if you are interested in further information or to take advantage of this offer.

* This discount applies only to those self-funded employers that do not have a current International Foundation membership.


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The Business Health Care Group leverages member employer purchasing power and knowledge to lead change. We create value through innovative shared strategies to improve health care quality and cost efficiency for employers, employees and the community. BHCG membership exceeds 140,000 covered lives in the 22-county region of eastern Wisconsin.