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Bright Ideas about Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

Employers face tough challenges when it comes to keeping people healthy at a cost they can afford. NEBGH’s Solutions Center brings together employers – often with other stakeholders – in high-energy workshops to explore new workplace approaches to health and wellbeing.

We talk about what’s working, what’s not – and why – and introduce new solutions. We also develop surveys, conduct research, and investigate pilots and innovative programs employers are implementing. Then we package our findings into practical guides employers can really use.


“Healthcare moves so fast and is so complex that we rely on NEBGH to do what we don’t have the time or expertise to do on our own. The Solutions Center plays an essential role by exploring issues, finding innovations, gathering input from all stakeholders, and finding opportunities for us to move forward with programs that will benefit employees while helping control costs.”

- Michelle Martin, Vice President, HR Specialty Services, CBS


RECENT REPORTS

Caregiving and the Workplace: Employer Benchmarking Survey (7/17)

Caregiving ranks among the top ten employee health and wellness benefits priorities for most employers, says a new survey by Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) in collaboration with AARP. NEBGH surveyed benefits managers from 129 mostly large U.S. employers to measure current workplace attitudes toward caregiving and provide employers with a way of assessing their organizations when it comes to being "caregiving friendly."

 

Digital Diabetes Solutions in Action: An Opportunity Study (4/17)

Digital diabetes management is an ongoing consideration for employers’ general diabetes management strategy. However, implementing a program to effectively realize the its full value can be a struggle. This study describes the experience of Mount Sinai and Iron Mountain implementing Livongo for Diabetes, addressing challenges such as targeted communication, developing a business case and maintaining engagement. Find out how you can apply these learnings to a digital health strategy in your workplace!

The Caregiving Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers (3/17)

Employers need to be aware of the potential pay-offs for offering benefits and services that make caregiving an easier burden for employees to bear, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). This report, “The Caregiving Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers”, says that maximizing productivity, reducing future employee healthcare costs, and competing and retaining talent are among the reasons employers should consider specific policies and services designed to help employees who are providing care to loved ones. Challenges to better supporting these employees include resistance to being labeled as a “caregiver,” the absence of best practices for employers and the need for buy-in from executive management.