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.

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.

Engaging Women in Evidence-Based Maternity Care
This issue brief reviews which maternity interventions are commonly overused and underused and recommends employer actions to promote evidence-based care and achieve engagement. Also included are brief snapshots of employers whose innovative efforts are driving increased utilization of important maternity benefits and programs.

Top Ways Employers Can Work With Their Health Plans to Transform Health Care
This Issue Brief provides recommendations for how large employers can work with their health plans to reorient the health care system to focus on increased value. Recommendations focus on partnering with health plans to support health care delivery reforms, quality and cost transparency, evidence-based benefit design, patient-centered customer service and other innovative strategies.

What Your CEO is Reading - Cadillac Tax
This newsletter highlights the challenge that U.S. auto manufacturers and their unions face in dealing with the impending excise tax on high cost coverage (Cadillac tax)

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.

Right Care, Right Place, Right Health Professional: Site of Care Benefit Manager Guide
This Benefit Manager Guide reviews the reasons employers are paying attention to where their employees seek care and provides best practice recommendations to encourage employees to obtain care from high-value settings.


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.