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Mechanics of Meaningful Health Engagement
The Business Group's Leadership Forum on Employee Experience has developed a framework for broadly characterizing engagement and understanding the key levers that need to be pulled in order to achieve it. This guide is intended to help you have a meaningful conversation with your vendors and partners about what engagement means to you and to them and to devise a game plan that optimizes various synergies as well as strengths of all parties.
Oct 29, 2019
Partnering with Consultants for Employee Benefits
The purpose of this survey was to determine whether employers leverage a consultant to manage their employee benefits and health and wellness strategy. This survey also looks specifically at consultants used, reasons that employers partner with an external consultant and shared savings arrangements. Seventy-three members of the Business Group responded to this survey, although the number may vary from question to question.
Jul 31, 2018
Group Health Plan Vendor Contracting: Vendor Management
The third topic in our vendor contracting series is vendor management. Most Business Group members contract with a variety of vendors to provide a complete health and welfare benefits package. Effective vendor management is critical to obtaining the best value for employee benefits. During this webinar, we discuss topics such as: best practices for managing multiple group health plan vendors; newer trends such as vendor aggregators, and special issues for pharmacy vendor management, including specialty pharmacy.
Jun 15, 2018
Group Health Plan Vendor Contracting: RFP Fundamentals
This is the second in a series of Group Health Plan Vendor Contracting webinars. During this webinar, we discuss: best practices for conducting a successful RFP; new trends in RFP processes; and practical tips from employers for conducting RFPs.
Mar 14, 2018
What Your CEO is Reading: Cigna to Acquire Express Scripts
Cigna is nearing a deal to buy Express Scripts in a transaction that is believed to be worth more than $50 billion.
Mar 8, 2018
NBGH/BCBSA: Employer Utilization of Point Solutions
This report presents results from an NBGH fielded large employer survey and insights from a BCBSA survey of their consumer community. The results include information on the most prevalent point solutions, challenges employers have had in implementing point solutions, and other key findings that could impact the future of how employers contract/partner with vendors for various health and welfare services.
Feb 9, 2018
Employer Utilization of Point Solutions Presenting Results from a NBGH/BCBSA Collaboration
This webinar presents results from an NBGH fielded large employer survey and insights from a BCBSA survey of their consumer community. The results include information on the most prevalent point solutions, challenges employers have had in implementing point solutions, and other key findings that could impact the future of how employers contract/partner with vendors for various health and welfare services.
Jan 31, 2018
What Your CEO is Reading - CVS Health to Acquire Aetna
Open to learn more about the proposed merger and whether and how it may affect your company's health benefits and future health strategy.
Dec 6, 2017
The Virtual Network Effect: Nielsen's Data-Powered Approach to Driving Engagement and Quality
This webinar slide presentation details The Nielsen Company's experience with the "virtual network" -- empowering employees with tools to improve quality and lower cost, all with a benefit employees love.
Jun 23, 2017
Selecting Evidence-Based Vendor Partners in the CDHP Era
Partnering with strategic vendors that help patients access high quality, cost-effective, evidence-based treatments is essential for employees and their dependents, particularly once they’ve moved to a consumer-directed health plan. This guide presents several items employers should keep in mind when selecting vendors to ensure their services are evidence-based.
Oct 14, 2016
Management of Benefits-Related Contracts
The purpose of this survey was to determine what departments of an employer's organization were involved in each step of the contract cycle. Sixty-four members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
Nov 6, 2014
Transparency Vendor Checklist
This Checklist is designed to help employers and their consultants rate vendor transparency tools based on platform capabilities, user experience, and plan sponsor service and performance reporting.
Aug 31, 2014
Utilizing Online Resources to Engage Employees in Health
The purpose of this survey was to determine what types of online resources and tool employers are offering. The survey also has a focus on how these programs engage employees, and field employees in particular, and what factors lead to high engagement. Forty-six members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
Jun 12, 2014
Employer Checklist for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
To assist our members with selecting and contracting with ACOs, the Business Group and our 2012 - 2013 David Scherb Executive Health Policy Fellow (Greg Marchand, Director, Benefits Policy and Strategy, The Boeing Company) developed a ACO checklist of criteria that employers should consider in negotiations.
May 8, 2013
Employer Request for Proposal (RFP) Questions for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
To assist our members with selecting and contracting with ACOs, the Business Group and our David Scherb 2012 - 2013 Executive Health Policy Fellow (Gregory D. Marchand, Director, Benefits Policy and Strategy, The Boeing Company) developed a detailed list of questions for ACOs that employers should consider when requesting RFPs from potential ACOs as potential partners.
May 8, 2013
Tool 6: Evaluation and Reporting
This tool provides a model that employers can use to both assess the performance of vendors and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the employee benefits, based on the recommendations from An Employer's Guide to Cancer Treatment and Prevention.
Apr 11, 2012
Tool 5: Vendor Contracting and Administration
This tool builds on Tool 2 (Plan Design & Assessment Tool) and Tool 3, (RFP tools). It can be used to help develop the metrics and reporting components of an employer's contracts with medical and pharmacy vendors and, if applicable, Centers of Excellence (COE) program and care management program vendors.
Mar 26, 2012
Tool 3, Part I: Request for Proposal (RFP) Questions and Requested Evidence For Vendors
This tool is intended to be used in creating an RFP that will be sent to current and/or potential medical and pharmacy plan vendors, for the benefits outlined in the Employer's Guide to Cancer Treatment and Prevention.
Jan 31, 2012
Tool 3, Part II: Request for Proposal (RFP) and Response Evaluation for Employers
The purpose of this tool is to provide guidance on evaluation vendor RFP responses for the benefits outlined the the Benefit Design & Assessment Tool (Tool 2).
Jan 11, 2012
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Renal Artery Stenosis Treatments
This guide provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 20, 2011
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Rotator Cuff Tears in Adults
This guide provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 20, 2011
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Choosing to Have Labor Induced: Safety and Harm
Provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 6, 2011
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Treatments for Knee Osteoarthritis
Provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 1, 2011
HHS Releases Rules for Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues risk assessment, notification and reporting rules for breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) and also clarifies the safe harbor to avoid the rules by securing PHI.
Sep 17, 2009

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