NBGH: Global Business Group on Health
Updated: 5/12/2016

China

China is a key focus country of interest for the Global Business Group on Health.

Country Landscape
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These reports provide an overview of China in the areas of population health, health care, health-related legislation, and benefits.

  • Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results: China – July 24, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This survey report contains information about benefits, plan design, costs and areas of focus among GBGH member companies with operations in China.

  • Profile: Health and Health Systems – September 18, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This profile provides information about the health and health care systems in China. It also includes demographic, economic, and environmental factors that may impact the health and well-being of an employer's workforce there.

  • Health Benefits Fact Sheet – September 18, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This fact sheet provides an overview of health benefits practices and wellness initiatives in China.

  • Health and Benefits Update in China – September 18, 2014 Global locked secured document
    Mercer provided an update on changes in the health and benefits landscape in China.

Benchmarking and Metrics
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  • Health and Benefits Dashboard — September 1, 2015
    These employer resources highlight health and benefits issues in countries across world regions.
  • Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results — February 23, 2015
    These survey reports contain information about benefits, plan design, costs and areas of focus among GBGH member companies with operations in GBGH target countries and world regions. To ease member burden, GBGH concentrates on a different country and world region each quarter. All world regions should be represented by mid-2016.
  • Health Risk Factors in 45 Countries — September 12, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This document outlines health risk factors by sex across a portfolio of 45 countries.

  • Employee Medical Check-Up: China Market Overview — December 11, 2013
    This first report outlines the current state of the medical check-up marketplace in China and provides useful information about the process, funding, and vendors. Also see the second report for this project below.

  • China Medical Check-Up Study: Project Methods and Recommendations — December 11, 2013
    This report (the second in the series) outlines the approach used to examine the common check-up offered currently and provides recommendations for a more clinically evidence-based medical check-up package.

Employer Examples
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  • Understanding Dow's Wellness Journey in China and Around the World — October 1, 2014 Global locked secured document
    The Dow Chemical Company has a comprehensive wellness program with the mission of protecting and optimizing the health and productivity of its workforce. Dow's data-informed, globally integrated program allows local flexibility in order to consider the specific needs and cultural differences of Dow's various employee populations. The company has been providing and refining its employee health promoting efforts in China since 2006.

  • Employee Health & Well-being Programs — October 31, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Bai Lei, Project Manager, Global Health, Work-Life & Safety at Deere & Co. outlined the company's health and well-being programs offered in China.

  • Globally Aligned and Locally Relevant Benefits Governance — October 31, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Cris Ponce, Benefits Manager for South Asia, Australia, New Zealand & Japan at Cisco discussed benefits governance from global and local perspectives.

  • Building a World-Class Intel Expatriate Health Clinic — July 17, 2013 Global locked secured document
    During this presentation, Cynthia Pedigo, HR Business Manager and Expat Services China at Intel Corporation, shared how Intel was able to find an effective on-site clinics solution for their expatriates in China.

Benefits Issues
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  • Globally Aligned and Locally Relevant Benefits Governance — October 31, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Cris Ponce, Benefits Manager for South Asia, Australia, New Zealand & Japan at Cisco discussed benefits governance from global and local perspectives.

  • 'Local Plus' Coverage Panel — March 27, 2013
    Mercer and three employers discussed 'local plus' coverage in China.
    • Market Overview Global locked secured document
      Mercer provided a market overview of the issues in 'local plus' coverage in China.

    • Package and Framework Global locked secured document
      Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. discussed its 'local plus' package and framework.

    • Practices Global locked secured document
      Cummins presented its 'local plus' practices a variety of areas including pension and medical plan.

    • International Transfer Policy Global locked secured document
      Cisco shared its 'local plus' international transfer policy.

  • Communicate With Global HR — March 27, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Karen Zhao, Compensation and Benefits Manager for Cummins in China discussed tips for successful communication with global HR.

  • Quality Health Care at the Workplace — March 27, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Dr. Fiona Bao discussed Dow Chemical Company's on-site medical clinic in China including philosophy and services provided.

  • Health Care Costs in China Quick Survey Report — December 3, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This survey report shows increases in health care costs for global companies and members' approaches to lower those increasing going forward.

Employee Assistance Programs
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Hepatitis B
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GBGH collaborated with the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University on the important health issue of hepatitis B in Asians and Asian Americans. The following products are the result of this collaboration and include an overview presentation, brochures, and a manager guide for business.

Medical Check-Up Project
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  • Employee Medical Check-Up: China Market Overview — December 11, 2013 Global locked secured document
    This first report outlines the current state of the medical check-up marketplace in China and provides useful information about the process, funding, and vendors. Also see the second report for this project below.

  • China Medical Check-Up Study: Project Methods and Recommendations — December 11, 2013 Global locked secured document
    This report (the second in the series) outlines the approach used to examine the common check-up offered currently and provides recommendations for a more clinically evidence-based medical check-up package.

Nutrition/Weight Management
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  • Global Nutrition and Weight Management — July 16, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This document examines trends in underweight, overweight and obesity globally. Additionally, it provides recommendations on steps that employers can take to promote optimal nutrition for their worldwide workforce.

  • Global Nutrition and Health Weight Management Survey Report — December 3, 2013 Global locked secured document
    This report highlights the results of the survey on how employers promote proper nutrition and weight management among employees globally.

Tobacco
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  • China's Burden of Tobacco — May 31, 2014
    This document outlines the toll of tobacco in China including the prevalence of tobacco-related disease, its economic cost and locally available cessation resources.

Wellness
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  • Standard Market Practice in Health Promotion – September 18, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This report provides context on employer's health promotion practices in China. The report includes background, program strategy and status, program types, staff support, complexities and barriers, data and measurement, project information, and recommendations for employers.

  • Health Resources Guide – September 18, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This resource guide includes information on health and wellness vendors, government agencies, medical associations, and advocacy organizations in China.

  • Immunization Recommendations – September 18, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This document reports the recommendations for children and adult vaccinations in China.

  • Employee Health & Well-being Programs — October 31, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Bai Lei, Project Manager, Global Health, Work-Life & Safety at Deere & Co. outlined the company’s health and well-being programs offered in China.

Women at Work
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  • Work-Life Perspectives: Talent Management in Asia — February 21, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Catalyst shared work-life strategies that employers can implement to improve work-life balance in Asian markets.

  • Women in China: A Glimpse at Their Health Status and Challenges – June 1, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This document summarizes areas of inequality in China that affect women in the workplace, in society, in the home and as individuals. It also outlines what some employers have done to address these issues and provides a list of Chinese advocacy groups that may be useful to local human resources and benefits staff.

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