2016 Large Employers' Health Plan Design Survey: Reducing Costs While Looking to the Future
Results of the 2016 Large Employers' Health Plan Design Survey show that health care benefit cost increases at large employers are expected to hold steady in 2016, due in large part to changes employers are making to their benefit programs. At the same time, nearly half of large employers say if they don’t take additional measures to control costs, at least one of their health plans will reach the threshold that triggers the “Cadillac” excise tax under the Affordable Care Act in 2018. 140 Large Employers participated in this year's survey. Also see our Press Release or watch the Press Event

Special Report: The Cost of Employer Sponsored Health Care
This Special Report provides a summary of leading benefits consulting firms and research organizations' surveys around employer-sponsored health care. This report focuses on projections on what the employer health care cost trend will be for 2016 and 2015, and the key trends around employer-sponsored health care.

PCSK-9 Inhibitors: The Next Big Thing
High cholesterol, which has climbed to nearly epidemic levels in the U.S., is the target of a wave of blockbuster, possibly lifesaving medications. PCSK-9 inhibitors, just days away from launch, promise to be yet another game changer, significantly enhancing treatment and management options for a specific group of patients, but at a cost of $14,600 per year. This Alert provides background on these new drugs, who should take them and what employers can do to educate employees on the risks of high cholesterol, and how to best manage the cost and utilization of these medications.

Quick Survey: Domestic Partner Coverage
This survey was fielded to determine what changes employers are planning to make to their coverage of domestic partners and same-sex spouses in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling. It also looks at whether employers are planning to make changes to coverage to both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners. Sixty-three members of the Business Group responded to this survey. Also see our recent What Your CEO is Reading - Domestic Partner Coverage

Telehealth Program Checklist
This checklist was developed to help employers and their consultants select and manage a telehealth program that is right for them. Also see our recent Policy Brief State and Federal Policy Recommendations to Promote Teleheath.


NEW BUSINESS GROUP MEMBERS

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.
23andMe
Naturally Slim - ACAP
Mission Health System
The Vitality Group
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
CenturyLink
MetLife
meQuilibrium