2017 Annual Report   –   Poised for the Future

BHCG 2017 Annual Report

Unprecedented Growth, Strong Results and Member Employer Solutions

A letter from the Executive Director

This was an exciting year for the Business Health Care Group (BHCG) highlighted by a number of successes. We saw an unprecedented growth in our membership numbers, strong results in impacting cost trend and the addition of solutions for member employers to provide competitive health care benefits and help improve health care value regionally and nationally – both quality and cost.

Unprecedented growth

Fueled by superior cost results and innovative programs and services, 2017 was a year of substantial growth in BHCG’s membership. We added approximately 50,000 covered lives including several large employers in northeast Wisconsin, a BHCG expansion area added in 2016.

See the partial list below of employers who joined us in 2017 or as of January 1, 2018.

New Member Employers
2017 2018
Almon, Inc. Associated Banc-Corp.
American Metal Technologies, LLC Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc.
Bemis Manufacturing Company Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. HNI Risk Services, LLC
Krones, Inc. Kohler Co., Inc.
Nordco, Inc. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Oldenburg Group Incorporated School District of Elmbrook
Smart Choice MRI Sendik’s Food Markets
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
Company, Inc.


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With strong membership growth, market leading cost results and an expanding portfolio of employer solutions, 2017 was a significantly productive year. BHCG is well poised to solidify our market position in 2018 and beyond.

Impacting cost trend

Health care cost results from the second year of our partnership with UnitedHealthcare remain strong. We continue to build on the success BHCG has demonstrated since its inception – creating value for member employers by helping them positively impact their health care costs and improve health care outcomes. By utilizing the UnitedHealth Premium® designation - Tier 1 program, employers are identifying high value providers and motivating consumers to select them.

Expanding employer solutions

BHCG and UnitedHealthcare joined forces two years ago to create accountability for both providers and consumers of health care services. This powerful partnership offers opportunities for BHCG member employers to benefit from preferred pricing, performance guarantees, exclusive programs and more.

BHCG also offers member employers an ever-expanding list of strategic solutions – selected because they align with our mission of improving quality and cost efficiency of health care for our member employers, their employees and the community. Check out our numerous offerings on the employer solutions tab of our website and in this annual report.


Jeffrey Kluever
Executive Director

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Our Mission

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.