Transgender-Inclusive Benefits and Policies
Since the National Business Group on Health® first surveyed its members on transgender-inclusive benefits in 2010, the prevalence of employers covering transition services has grown threefold. This issue brief provides a primer on transgender-inclusive benefits, with resources from organizations like HRC and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and includes “dos” and “don’ts” directly from companies that have created a comprehensive approach for supporting transgender employees and dependents.

Quick Survey Findings: Highlights of 2015
In 2015, the Business Group fielded 17 member-requested Quick Surveys.This document contains key highlights from some of this year’s surveys.

Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey
The 20th annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey shows that employers are predicting a 5% increase in medical trend for 2016. This survey of 487 large U.S. employers also found that while employers remain concerned about the cost and effectiveness of their programs, they are more committed to providing some form of health care coverage to employees over the next 10 years than they have been in recent years.

Seeing the Bigger Picture: Beyond Wellness to Well-being
Leading employers are changing their focus from offering benefits and programs centered on improving employees’ physical health to deploying holistic well-being strategies. There is a business case for a broader well-being strategy as a means to improved health, greater productivity and higher performance in conjunction with decreased health care costs and lower turnover. This document provides an overview of five factors that contribute to well-being and that large employers can influence within their own organizations: social connectedness, job satisfaction, financial security, physical health and emotional health.

Innovative Communication Tactics that Engage Employees in Telehealth, Transparency and Second-Opinion Services
Effective communication can help increase employee awareness of important consumerism tools and engage them in using these tools when making complex health care decisions This Top Solutions provides best practices in communicating telehealth, transparency tools and second-opinion services, with the goal of driving engagement and utilization.


NEW BUSINESS GROUP MEMBERS

Bupa
Huntington National Bank
Sensata Technologies, Inc.
Mobile Health Consumer
Owens Corning
News Corp
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation
One Medical Group
Burd Health
BB&T Insurance Services
HealthEquity
Vitals
Ivxpress Inc.
AmerisourceBergen
Zipongo
Tesoro Corporation
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Builders First Source
EHE International, Inc.
Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
State Street Corporation
Colgate-Palmolive Company
ITS Manufacturing, Inc
CSL Behring, Inc.