Transparency Tools: Vendor Side-by-Side Comparisons
This document provides a landscape analysis of the companies that provide transparency tools that employers may offer to employees and their dependents including information on: the services they offer, distinguishing characteristics and reported outcomes. It should be noted that this is not a complete listing of all companies that offer these services or an endorsement of any specific product.

Increasing Employee Assistance Program Effectiveness and Utilization: New Approaches and Emerging Trends
This Top Solutions gives a broad overview of the current state of EAPs, as well as new approaches and emerging trends for creating a highly effective program. These tactics are based on new research as well as cutting-edge strategies being implemented by employer thought leaders and their partners.

Quick Survey: Spousal Surcharges
The purpose of this survey is to determine how employers implement spousal surcharges. The survey looks specifically at surcharge eligibility and verification process, methodology of verification, the annual surcharge amount and employer experience with spousal surcharges. Seventy-five members of the Business Group responded to this survey.

Quick Survey - Financial Well-being Programs
The purpose of this survey is to determine how employers provide access to financial well-being programs to their employees. The survey specifically looks at how financial well-being programs are managed, what services are offered, incentives for encouraging use and guidelines around employee access to these services. Forty-one members of the Business Group responded to this survey.

What Your CEO is Reading - Cadillac Tax Update
This newsletter highlights the challenge that employers of all sizes and across industries face in dealing with the impending excise tax on high cost coverage (Cadillac tax)

Employer Perspectives On Accountable Care: ACO Definitions, Key Considerations, and Recommendations
This issue brief lays out definitions of accountable care organizations (ACOs), key questions employers should consider when looking at investing in an ACO strategy, and an overview of employer perspectives and concerns related to ACOs. This publication was created in collaboration with Leavitt Partners and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

National Business Group on Health Launches Health Innovations Forum for Health Care Startup Firms
‘Shark Tank-Like’ Forum’s Goal is to Accelerate Adoption of Effective Health Care Solutions by Large Employers.

Maternity and Parental Leave
The purpose of this survey is to understand how employers handle maternity and parental leave benefits for all types of parents. The survey focuses on short-term disability (STD) benefits for birth mothers and paid/unpaid parental leave offered to all parents, including how the benefits are utilized and communicated. The survey also looks at additional programs and services that are offered to parents as well as how these services are communicated. Seventy-five members of the Business Group responded to this survey.


NEW BUSINESS GROUP MEMBERS

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
CenturyLink
MetLife
meQuilibrium
Novelis, Inc.
Viacom, Inc.
Informatica Corporation
AMC Entertainment Inc.
Starbucks Coffee Company
Johns Hopkins Medicine
BBA Aviation USA, Inc.
Keas
Polymer Group, Inc.
Bridgestone Americas
Carter's/Osh Kosh B'Gosh
HCR ManorCare, Inc.