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February 2018

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2017 Wrap-Up and Charting a Course
for 2018

From the Executive Director
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Jeffrey Kluever

2017 was a highly successful year for the Business Health Care Group on many fronts, highlighted by strong membership growth and retention of all self-funded member employers. Member employers were added in both southeast Wisconsin and in our relatively new expansion area of northeast Wisconsin. We couldn't be more pleased by the membership growth we have seen over the past year and the momentum it provides us as we take up new and exciting initiatives in 2018. Read More


New Opportunity for UMR Customers: BHCG Membership Dues at No Cost

Business Health Care Group and UnitedHealthcare have launched a two-year pilot for UMR customers. Through this agreement, UMR will provide credits to eligible employers that will completely offset the annual BHCG membership fee. Read More


Brokers Gain Insights Into Employee Health and Wellness Engagement

Over 60 brokers and consultants were in attendance at the BHCG February 8 Broker/Consultant event, Engaging Employees & Building Cultures of Health hosted by Baird. Attendees heard from employers and a leading population health management expert, among others, on the benefits of motivating employees and dependents to make better decisions — about their health care and their own health. Read More


Did You Know?
  • Communication Changes Coming in 2018 Read More
  • Best Doctors' Products and Pricing for 2018 Read More
  • BHCG Member Employers Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and MillerCoors Recognized for Wellness Work Read More
  • BHCG Member Employers ManpowerGroup and Rockwell Automation Recognized Among World's Most Ethical Companies Read More

Upcoming Events of Interest
Mark Your Calendar Now
  • BHCG Broker/Consultant Webinar Scheduled for March 7 Read More
  • BHCG Spring Learning Event to Focus on the Opioid Crisis Read More
  • The Alliance's Annual Seminar Scheduled for May 17 Read More

BHCG Employers Share Benefits Details, Open Enrollment and Engagement Strategies

Fresh off of open enrollment season, BHCG member employers gathered on January 24 for one of the most popular meetings on our Benefits Forum calendar — the annual Employer Benefits Roundtable. Employer representatives shared their current benefits structure, open enrollment experience and member engagement initiatives for 2018 and beyond. Read More


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.