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BHCG COVID-19 Webinar Recording Available on New COVID-19 Resource Web Page

On April 1, and repeated on April 8, BHCG conducted a webinar, "Best Practices & New Legal Mandates for Employers Confronting COVID-19." The webinar provided employers and their advisors with information to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace from a panel of medical and legal experts. Additionally, several BHCG member employers shared workplace best practices they have implemented to confront the pandemic.

A recording of the webinar and slide presentations are available on a new BHCG COVID-19 resource page. The page also includes a comprehensive list of links from local and national organizations regarding legal, governmental, medical and health resources that can provide guidance for employers and their advisors.

Medically Homeless Campaign Materials Now Posted on BHCG Website for Member Employers

In the fourth quarter of 2019, in collaboration with Engagement Solutions, BHCG initiated Phase I of a multi-dimensional campaign to address the medically homeless (those without an established relationship with a primary care physician) employees and spouses of member employers. The campaign is designed to build member awareness of the:

  • Importance of having a primary care physician (PCP) with an added focus of choosing a Premium care physician/Tier 1 provider
  • Need to routinely obtain preventive care including an annual physical and recommended screenings
  • Value of seeking care in the most appropriate setting (redirect inappropriate ER or urgent care use to a PCP visit)

Members who were identified as medically homeless received information about these topics via home mailers and follow-up emails. Employers were also provided intranet and newsletter content along with a video to share with members. Phase I results will be available in the second quarter.

These materials, along with the video, are available free of charge in the BHCG online communications library for member employers. These materials join other content in the library, including materials related to effective change management, the promotion of Premium providers and helping employees take advantage of a tiered benefit program. 

BHCG’s Spotlight On Success E-Newsletter Focuses on Partnership Between Kohl’s and the American Cancer Society

In case you missed it, the May edition of BHCG’s newsletter, Spotlight on Success, delved into the remarkable partnership between BHCG member employer Kohl’s and the American Cancer Society (ACS). Read how they are Teaming Up for Maximum Impact on the community and Kohl’s associates.

The Kohl’s/ACS partnership will also be the focus of a BHCG Delivering Value Series symposium on July 15. Watch for information regarding registration coming soon.

BHCG, The Alliance and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Host Webinar to Promote Data Contribution to RAND’s Hospital Transparency Project

BHCG, The Alliance and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce conducted a webinar on May 13 and 19 for self-funded employers to learn more about RAND’s Hospital Transparency Project and how they can participate. The hospital price transparency study is an ongoing employer-led initiative to measure and publicly report the prices paid for hospital care.

Chris Whaley, a policy researcher for RAND provided an overview of the project, the methodology used and how employers can become involved in the next iteration of the study. A recording and Chris’s slides from the webinar are available for review.

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