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Fall Meeting: Friday, November 6, 2015
Grandover Resoort & Convention Center
1000 Club Road
Greensboro, NC 27407

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

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Breaking News!

•  April 8, 2015 Aon Hewitt Study Reveals Strong Link Between Employee Engagement and Employee Perceptions of Total Rewards. Honest Leader Communication Also Influences Engagement (read press release )

•  Jan. 6, 2015 Analysis of 2015 Premium Changes in the Affordable Care Act�s Health Insurance Marketplaces (read analysis )

•  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 workers� 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 �Fit for US� 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 � 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 Mercer�s 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 Court�s 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

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Suite B-3 Box #269
Charlotte, NC 28273

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Repeal the Cadillac Tax - A Letter to our Representatives

July 2015

Town Hall Meeting Schedule - click here.

In accordance with the mission of the North Carolina Business Group on Health to use our collective voice to influence decisions that impact the quality and cost of healthcare delivery systems in North Carolina, we have sent the following letter to each of the North Carolina Republican Representatives.  Please read below.

Dear Representative:

The North Carolina Business Group on Health is a trade association of North Carolina employers dedicated to improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of employer-sponsored health plans. We represent employers with more than 250,000 North Carolinians enrolled in employer sponsored healthcare coverage.

The Cadillac Tax is regressive and will primarily impact the middle class. In order to minimize its effects, employers will have to raise copayments and deductibles in their health plans. 83 million Americans participate in employer-sponsored health plans. The vast majority are middle class and many live paycheck to paycheck. The Cadillac Tax will impose great hardships on these people - your constituents.

H.R.2050 to repeal the Cadillac Tax was co-sponsored by 82 Democrat members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our question is: What will your position be on the repeal of H.R.2050?


Kimberli Lasyone, President NCBGH

Action Brief - Stem the Obesity Epidemic

June 2015

More than one-third of U.S. adults1 and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese2 (a body mass index or BMI over 30). Employers must act now to mitigate the cause for overwhelming health care costs and loss of productivity associated with obesity. This Action Brief highlights the consequences of obesity; how health plans are responding to the epidemic as demonstrated through eValue8a resource used by purchasers to track health plan performanceand actions employers can take to improve the health and well-being of their workforce. Read Action Brief!

New Research on Bending the Cost Curve

May 2015

In this research on Family Medicine practices, the authors also mention primary care as a whole. This work seems to add to the validation of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) as being the top element for truly bending the cost curve. Also the research points to the critical need to increase the training of the inter-professional primary care workforce and improve the delivery of primary care. This really seems to support NCBGH leaderships decision to include questions and discussions on the PCMH in the upcoming spring meeting. Read More - Research Article

Cancer in the Crosshairs

April 2015

More HR organizations are taking up the battle against cancer in the workplace, piecing together an increasing number of programs to help employees deal with the disease.
By Carol Patton

read article , click here.

Kidney Disease: Impact on Healthcare

December 18, 2014

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the United States dedicated to the AWARENESS, PREVENTION and TREATMENT of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and
tens of millions of people at risk. (more)

Learn how your company can help, click here.

Action Brief - Prostate Cancer

Among American men, prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death, exceeded only by lung cancer. 1 In 2010, medical costs associated with prostate cancer were estimated at $12 billion�the fifth highest cost for any cancer site�with total cancer costs in the United States amounting to nearly $125 billion. 2 The significant financial burden of cancer, compounded with the emotional strain of diagnosis and treatment, can create a complex situation for employers. This Action Brief outlines the scope of prostate cancer as well as how health plans are addressing the issues based on data from eValue8 TM , a resource used by purchasers to track health plan performance. Lastly, the brief highlights actions employers can take to educate its workforce about screening options and improve quality of life while reducing treatment costs for those facing a prostate cancer diagnosis. (Learn More)

Fall Meeting Follow-Up: VBID

Learn more about the Value Based Insurance Design Program (VBID) that was discussed at our November meeting by Mark Fendrick, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine. (VBID)

As health care costs continue to rise and the burden of chronic disease escalates, employers must innovate to overcome these impediments to economic sustainability. One creative strategy that is becoming popular among cutting-edge employers is value-based insurance design, sometimes known as value based benefit design. (Learn more)

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.

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.

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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