February 2018

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Communication Changes Coming in 2018

Membership organizations need to effectively communicate with their members using various resources and media. Recently we assessed what we communicate and how we communicate it. To better serve our membership, we are planning the following changes:

  • The focus of our three times yearly Monitor newsletter will change. Previously the Monitor provided in-depth articles focusing on industry news related to health care, insurance and benefits trends. The newsletter will now feature stories about BHCG member employers and how they successfully used components of the BHCG membership value proposition. Watch for the first edition in the next few months that will feature a new name and rebrand.
  • BHCG blog content will move from broader, industry-related news to BHCG-specific topics that will allow us to communicate items on a more timely basis.
  • Documents that fellow member employers have used to communicate benefits information will be added to the Idea Library in the Members Only portal. The Idea Library gives employers access to already developed employee communication materials from BHCG member employers that can be modified to "fit" their organization.

Best Doctors' Products and Pricing for 2018

In the fourth quarter of 2017 BHCG entered into a new, expanded agreement with Best Doctors, our informed decision-making vendor since 2012. The new agreement offers even more advantageous pricing to BHCG member employers and new product offerings. As a result of this new agreement and the increased membership of BHCG overall, more employers are offering Best Doctors' services to their employees and dependents. The Best Doctors flyer identifies current pricing for both core services and optional products available to member employers.

BHCG Member Employers Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and MillerCoors Recognized for Wellness Work

Congratulations are in order for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and MillerCoors who were recently recognized by the American Heart Association® for achieving high marks for Wellness Structure & Processes and/or health impact as analyzed by aggregate bio-metric data in 2017. Recognized at the Silver Level, they received their 2017 Workplace Health Achievement award at an event held on February 20 at the Brookfield Sheraton.

The American Heart Association's Workplace Health SolutionsTM helps employers begin a cycle of continuous quality improvement as it relates to "comprehensive work-site wellness programs." Please visit American Heart Association to see the national list of award winners. We applaud Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and MillerCoors for their commitment to workplace wellness!

BHCG Member Employers ManpowerGroup and Rockwell Automation Recognized Among World's Most Ethical Companies

ManpowerGroup and Rockwell Automation were recently included in the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere. According to the Ethisphere website, "Since 2007, Ethisphere has honored the World's Most Ethical Companies who recognize their critical role to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world and work to maximize their impact wherever possible." In 2018, 135 companies were honored from 23 countries and 57 industries. Congratulations to ManpowerGoup and Rockwell Automation for receiving this prestigious recognition!

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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 200,000 covered lives in the 22-county region of eastern Wisconsin.