May 2018

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The Business Health Care Group's success is due to its collaboration with member employers, strategic partners, brokers/consultants, providers and other stakeholders who work together to lead change and create value. 

Welcome to the first edition of our new newsletter – Spotlight on Success! To be published periodically, Spotlight on Success will feature stories about organizations and individuals who have leveraged the value of their partnership with BHCG to create success for their organization, BHCG and the community.

If there are organizations or individuals you'd like to see featured in this publication, please email Jennifer LaMere at with your suggestions. Thank you for your interest in our new publication.

Meeting the Engagement Challenge

Throughout her decades in the employee benefits world, Mardi Burns has helped design, implement and manage the full spectrum of health and welfare benefit plans for countless employers. Burns is senior vice president and senior benefits consultant for Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting (ABRC). ABRC was formerly known as the Jabas Group until its client of 25 years, Associated Bank, purchased the organization in 2004.
Mardi Burns
Of the "three most challenging opportunities" for employers, Burns has found one is key – and it's also a major reason she recommended her own employer join the Business Health Care Group (BHCG). As you might expect, cost is right up there as a benefits challenge, but it is not the one she cites.

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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.

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