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How Might Health Reform Change Under President-Elect Trump?

If you are like me, you are now coming out from under the campaign and the election itself and beginning to think about the implications of the results for health reform and employer-sponsored health benefits. Here are some articles that will help you begin to identify the key issues and strategies that are likely to emerge. Obamacare Replacement Might Look Familiar, Kaiser Health News Where President-Elect Donald J. Trump Stands on Six Healthcare Issues, Kaiser Family... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, November 10, 2016

MBGH Receives the National Alliance Member Leadership Award

WASHINGTON – Sept. 29, 2016 –  The Memphis Business Group on Health received the Member Leadership Award at the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions * (National Alliance) annual conference. The recipient was recognized for their efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare delivery system and health of employees and communities. (*Formerly the National Business Coalition on Health ) The Memphis Business Group on Health,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, October 6, 2016

See Why Cristie Thinks You Should Attend the August 18 Conference

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Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MBGH 2016 Conference Update: More Breakout Sessions Announced

Click here to register for MBGH's August 18, 2016 Annual Conference "Rethink Employee Engagement to Drive Better Results". Early registration ends July 10 and prices increase July 11. Three more breakout sessions will be offered at 10:45. Start thinking now about which one you will attend. They are all excellent and you can only attend one!  ReThink: The Essential Role of Benefits Communication in Employee Engagement Brandon Moore, Strategic Accounts Manager,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, July 5, 2016

MBGH 2016 Conference Update: First Three Breakout Sessions Announced!

Click here to register for our 2016 Wellness & Health Benefits Conference "Rethink Employee Engagement to Drive Better Results" on August 18, 2016! You will get to attend one of the following 9:30 breakout sessions. Start thinking about it now because they are all excellent and it will be a tough choice! ReThink: Full Engagement: Harnessing the Power of Participation Barbara McClanahan, PhD, EdD, Associate Professor, University of Memphis Health Promotion... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, June 13, 2016

Keynote Speakers Announced for MBGH 2016 Wellness & Health Benefit Conference

Click here to register now to come "Rethink Employee Engagement to Drive Better Results" and hear from these national experts on why you must rethink your approach and which strategies work to engage employees and reduce health benefit cost trend! Shelly Wolff, Health and Workforce Effectiveness Leader and a senior consultant in Willis Towers Watson's New York City office , kicks off the conference addressing the very real disconnect between the health and wellness... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, May 27, 2016

5 Things Employers Would Change About the ACA

Given a magic wand, employers would make signficiant changes to the ACA. Here are the top 5 changes, according to John Barkett of Willis Towers Watson: Eliminate the Cadillac Tax Approve the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act Keep pushing health care delivery system reforms --- and enforcing anti-trust rules End the employer mandate Adopt provisions that better address the root causes of the high-cost of health care  Read John's article in Employee Benefit... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, May 27, 2016

MBGH Among National Leaders Participating in CMS/AHIP Core Quality Measures Collaborative

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America‚Äôs Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), as part of a broad Core Quality Measures Collaborative of health care system participants, released seven sets of clinical quality measures on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 ( ). This first set of core measures, used as basis for quality-based payments, were developed by a new... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Despite Delay in Excise Tax, Employers Continue to Explore Private Exchanges

From the National Business Coalition on Health: According to a survey of employers conducted by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC), 46% have implemented or are continuing to look at private health insurance exchanges to offer health benefits for their covered populations.  Over the last few months PEEC has polled employers for a broad study on their views and intentions related to exchanges. A second shorter study was conducted in January to gauge strategies in light of... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Is There a Link Between Worker Health, Stock Price?

According to three new peer-reviewed studies released in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, there is growing evidence that the health and well-being of an organization is one component of a high-performing, well-managed organization. An article in Employee Benefit News notes that  "The studies examined the change in stock prices for three portfolios of employers after they won awards for their employee wellness programs or self-scored themselves as having a... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Learn What Works for Worksite Wellness Programs in Memphis

A special learning and networking session only for MBGH members and participants in our CEO Culture of Health program on April 26, 2016. MBGH knows that you want to learn from each other what works in worksite wellness programs and how you made it work.  Knowing what works right here in Memphis and Shelby County will give you confidence to consider similar programs and you will have someone you can contact to get more information, advice, and to share back your experience. MBGH... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Employers Get Ready for "It's Quittin' Time in Tennessee"

February 22-26 is "It's Quittin' Time in Tennessee" week, a statewide campaign to promote awareness of and resources for quitting smoking. Click here to download the graphic and use it in your communications to show your employees this is a community-wide campaign! The evidence is clear why employers should care: Quitting smoking saves lives, improves health and reduces health care costs. Reducing workforce smoking rates improves employee health, increases... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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