Did You Know…? October 2018

Change Management Resources Added for Member Employers

Working with Engagement Solutions, a consulting division of UnitedHealthcare, BHCG has added change management resources available exclusively to member employers. These resources can help employers manage changes throughout their organization, including transforming employees into more active, knowledgeable consumers of health care.

Numerous tools are available to allow employers to gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals to successfully manage health benefit changes. Also included is sample messaging for senior leaders, managers and employees for introducing Premium designation and Tier 1 programs.

These resources join two Engagement Solutions communications campaigns which were made available to member employers, at no cost, late last year. These initial campaigns focused on two objectives:

  • Increasing utilization of Premium® Care physicians in the Premium designation program
  • Educating employees on how to effectively use Tier 1 providers within their medical plan benefit

Additional campaigns are being planned. Watch for more information coming soon.

To learn more about these communications campaigns and how to access them, please contact Jennifer LaMere, at 262-875-3312 X3 or at jlamere@BHCGWI.org

BHCG-National Association of Worksite Health Centers Event Draws Employers and Industry Experts

On September 6 employers, industry experts and worksite clinic health vendors gathered at the Harley-Davidson Museum for a full-day conference co-sponsored by BHCG and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC). The event focused on creating and expanding onsite/near-site clinics. An executive summary and presentations are available for review.

Rockwell Automation Among Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award Winners

Founding BHCG member employer, Rockwell Automation Inc., was among the recently announced Milwaukee Business Journal's 2018 HR Award winners.

The awards were established to recognize the important work individuals, companies and organizations do in the field of human resources to make southeastern Wisconsin firms and organizations successful. Winners were selected through a collection of nominations that were judged by local HR professionals. Congratulations to Rockwell Automation, a genuine leader in our community!

Four BHCG member employers recognized by the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association recognizes employers of all sizes with its annual Worksite Health Achievement Awards. For 2018, the following BHCG member employers were cited for the quality and effectiveness of workplace health programs:

  • Gold Level Recognition – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Silver Level Recognition – MillerCoors and Associated Banc-Corp.
  • Bronze Level Recognition – Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin

BHCG congratulates these employers for their commitment to workplace health!

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Seeks Funding and Applicants for Medical Grants

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s (UHCCF) stated mission is to, “improve children’s lives and help families gain access to the care they need through medical grants. “UHCCF, founded in 1999, provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. They do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.

Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 10,000 grants worth more than $29 million to children and their families across the United States. In 2018, UHCCF awarded 2,213 medical grants worth an estimated $3.5 million and is poised to award 3,500 awards in 2019.

For more information about getting involved in fundraising activities or learning how an employee can apply for a grant, please visit the UHCCF website.