Benefit Manager Guide: Integrating Precision Medicine into Benefits
Precision medicine has the potential to be cost-effective, and even cost-saving, by helping employees or dependents avoid ineffectual or harmful drug therapies. This guide provides employers with the business case for the value of precision medicine and offers recommendations on how to integrate precision medicine into benefits.

Short-Term Disability and FMLA
The purpose of this survey was to determine how employers have designed their short-term disability (STD) benefits and FMLA programs. In particular, employers were asked how these benefits and programs differ for exempt vs. non-exempt employees. Forty-two members of the Business Group responded to this survey.

The Impact of Electronic Cigarettes on Tobacco Policies and Programs
The purpose of this survey was to determine whether Business Group members had revised their policies and programs to accommodate electronic cigarettes. The survey looked at e-cigarettes' impact on tobacco policies, cessation programs, incentives and non-smoker hiring policies. Forty-three members of the Business Group responded to this survey.

Communicating Outcomes-Based Incentives to Employees and Their Dependents
This issue brief provides recommendations to help employers communicate information about outcomes-based incentives. Six employer case studies are included, which describe successful strategies for reaching out to employees.

The New Health Care Imperative
According to the National Business Group on Health/Towers Watson 19th Annual Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care, U.S. employers expect health care costs to increase 4.4% this year, experiencing the smallest increase in health care costs in 15 years. In addition, the survey found that the vast majority of employers remain committed to providing benefits to active employees, but say moderate to significant changes to their plans are in store over the next few years.

The Consumer Health Mindset 2014
For the third year Aon Hewitt partnered with the National Business Group on Health and the Futures Company to explore perspectives, attitudes and behaviors that employees and dependents hold toward health and health care as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans and wellness programs. This report looks at their unique health attitudes, motivators and daily barriers regarding the most common and emerging employer health and wellness strategies. It also provides practical actions employers can take to unleash the consumer health mindset.

Employer Investments in Improving Employee Health
Results from the 5th Annual NBGH/Fidelity Investments Benefits Consulting Survey found that employers are continuing to invest in employee health, with in increase in the percent offering incentives in 2014 and an increase in the median incentive amount of the incentives offered.


NEW BUSINESS GROUP MEMBERS

Nestle USA
Goldman Sachs & Co.
United Airlines
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)
Advance Medical, Inc.
Welltok
The Clorox Company
CBIZ
Teva Pharmaceuticals
EMD Millipore