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2014 NCBGH Meetings
  • Fall Meeting: November 7th, 2014

Events are by invitation only for Human Resource Business Leaders. NCBGH reserves the right to approve registration.

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Breaking News!

•  June 2014 Texas Business Group On Health - Tobacco Policy Survey (read survey)

•  June 12, 2014 Accenture puts private exchange enrollment at 3 million (read article)

•  May 2014 Health Reform Resources (view resources)

•  March 6, 2014 CNBC.com Article: Employer health plan in 2025? Don't count on it(Read article)

•  October 17, 2013 Aon Hewitt Analysis Shows Lowest U.S. Health Care Cost Increases in More Than a Decade(Read press release)

•  September 29, 2013 Charlotte workersí health benefits more costly; companies focus on wellness (Read article)

•  September 18, 2013 Walgreen health plans go private(Read article)

•  July 18, 2013 The delay of noncompliance penalties for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has given employers some breathing space, but they still have concerns about the cost of compliance Read article

•  June 17, 2013 NOTES ON QUOTES: The Amazing Health Benefits Of Just Walking Read telegram

•  June 3, 2013 NC decision against Medicaid expansion could be costly Read article

•  May 30, 2013 NCBGH and Step Up mentioned in an article featuring the US Airways ďFit for USĒ program. Read article

•  March 6, 2013 Five Key Healthcare-Reform Considerations for HR Read more

•  February 26, 2013 Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us Read more

•  February 11, 2013 WBTW News 13 - North Carolina Public and Private Sectors Unite to Offer. press release

•  February 11, 2013 North Carolina Public and Private Sectors Unite to Offer Step Up Carolinas Statewide Wellness Program press release

•  January 10, 2013 Mercer introduces a private benefits exchange for active employees Ė Mercer Marketplace press release

•  November 14, 2012 Employers held health benefit cost growth to 4.1% in 2012, the smallest increase in 15 years press release

•  September 11, 2012 Preview of Mercerís health benefits survey finds cost will rise 6.5% in 2013 Read article

•  September 22, 2012 Businesses link up to try to bring down health care costs read article.

•  August 15, 2012 NCBGH grows to 43 Member Companies read press release

•  August 2012 Issue Brief: Analysis of Obesity Rates by State read issue brief

•  June 28 , 2012 Supreme Courtís decision puts pressure on employers to implement health law or face penalties, read Mercer press release

•  June 8 , 2012 Health insurance shaped by behavioral economics read Charlotte Business Journal article

•  May 15, 2012 US Healthcare Reform Latest Developments read Mercer article

•  May 8, 2012 Employers should prepare to comply with health reform law, and pursue bolder steps to manage costs read Mercer article

North Carolina Business Group on Health
8116 South Tryon Street
Suite B-3 Box #269
Charlotte, NC 28273

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NCBGH Membership- Join TODAY!

In 2011, a group of human resources and employee benefits professionals met and formed the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH). We are an advocacy group of employers using our collective voice to influence decisions that impact the quality and cost of healthcare in North Carolina. (learn more)

As a member, you will enjoy:

  • Participation for you and a colleague at our twice per year General Membership Meetings along with access to our "NCBGH LinkedIn Group" exclusive to NCBGH members.
  • Access to the special “members only area” on NCBGH.org.
  • Access to industry leading experts and your peer HR executives who are members.
  • Access to HR Certification Institute credits earned at our General Membership meetings.

Submit your membership application today!
Fill out Membership Application, scan, and Email to ncbgh1@gmail.com

Membership requires the member to be employed by a North Carolina-based company with at least 25 employees in NC and to be in the company’s human resources and/or finance department(s).
The NCBGH Board reserves the right to accept or reject new member.


June 5, 2014

Our First Annual North Carolina Business Group on Health Vendor Expo, was held on June 5th during our membership meeting. Over 100 members were in attendance. Check out the complete agenda.



Oncology - Action Brief by National Business Coalition on Health

What's the Issue: Cancer represents one of the top three medical expenses for employers

Why Employees Should Care: Of the 12 million Americans with cancer today, an estimated 3 million are actively employed; Employees with cancer result in more than 33 million disability days per year.

Take Action:

  • Develop workplace support strategies focused on cancer prevention
  • Engage your health plan and vendors to support workplace strategies for employees with cancer
  • Become a leader in your community

Read entire Action Brief, click here.


Legislative Position - April 23, 2014

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) have introduced an outline of a bill called the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act, or the Patient CARE Act. Like PPACA, this legislation would tax employer-sponsored medical plans that provide benefits that the federal government deems as "too rich". We believe:

  • The income tax exclusion for employer-sponsored medical plans should be preserved.
  • Employers should not be taxed for offering competitive benefits. And,
  • Employees should not be taxed for participating in competitive benefit plans.

Furthermore, we believe the market and not the government should determine what is competitive for copayments, deductibles and coinsurance levels. Accordingly, we have sent a letter (click here to view letter) to Senator Burr expressing our concerns with his Patient CARE Act.


Everyone can benefit from the facts. Explore your treatment options.Explore Your Treatment Options

These evidence-based resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) help patients: explore treatment options, compare benefits and risks, and prepare for medical appointments. Many common health conditions are covered.

Download or order free printed copies, including bulk quantities, from AHRQ.

Clinical Bottom Line (clinician resources)

The Consumer Health Mindset - Turn Good Intentions into Great Outcomes

Looking for ways to get the people in your organization healthier? If so, you are not alone. Business and HR leaders across the country are looking for ways to motivate their “consumers”— employees as well as family members in their health plans—to engage in healthier actions.

Aon Hewitt has partnered with the National Business Group on Health (The Business Group) and The Futures Company to conduct The Consumer Health Mindset study. This study explores perspectives, attitudes and behaviors that employees and dependents hold toward health and health care as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans and wellness programs. Click here for the complete study and learn more.


Oct.1, 2013
Health Insurance Marketplace Open!

How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of North Carolina (read entire article)

Because of the Affordable Care Act, the 83% of North Carolinians who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 17% of North Carolinians who donít have insurance, or North Carolina families and small businesses who buy their coverage but arenít happy with it, a new day is just around the corner.

The new online Health Insurance Marketplace provides families and small businesses who currently donít have insurance, or are looking for a better deal, a new way to find health coverage that fits their needs and their budgets.

Open enrollment in the Marketplace starts Oct 1, with coverage starting as soon as Jan 1, 2014. But North Carolina families and small business can visit HealthCare.gov right now to find the information they need prepare for open enrollment.


May 30, 2013

NCBGH and Step Up mentioned in an article featuring the US Airways “Fit for US” program. Read article


Members Only Resources

October 9, 2012 - Best Practices Content & presentations, click here

October 1, 2012 For resources and presentation covered at the September 21, 2012 Membership Meeting, click here.

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Mission and Charter

North Carolina Business Group on Health is a trade association of employers using their collective voice to influence decisions that impact the quality and cost of healthcare delivery systems in North Carolina. We will accomplish our mission and foster North Carolina’s economic development in the following ways:

  • Advocate – Create a business community with a shared vision and message on matters of healthcare policy, regulation, and legislation based on sound fiscal principles and quality standards.
  • Innovate – Seek creative, common sense solutions to improve the overall cost and quality of our healthcare delivery system.
  • Educate – Promote health and wellness education. Advocate for provider performance disclosure of both quality and outcomes to help employees become better consumers of healthcare services.

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