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Breaking News!

•  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

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Current Happenings!

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.

July 2013: Prediabetes NBCH Action Brief

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1 in 3 have prediabetes. With direct and indirect diabetes costs estimated at $245 billion annually, employers are increasingly engaged in diabetes care, control, and prevention efforts. If prediabetes is addressed, it prevents or delays the onset of type 2 diabetes, reducing such costs. This Action Brief outlines the scope of prediabetes; how health plans are addressing the issues based on data from eValue8, a resource used by purchasers to track health plan performance; and actions employers can take to engage and support their workforce in improving health, preventing type 2 diabetes, reducing risk factors, and better controlling existing conditions. (more)

June 17, 2013

stepupcarolinaThe Results Are In!

The Step Up Carolinas eight-week fitness program kicked off in April 2013 and concluded May 31, with the results representing a resounding success for participating employers and their employees. Read more!

May 30, 2013

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

May 2013

Primary Care - Our First Line of Defense

Imagine if the only place you could bring your child when she develops a fever or an ear infection, or needs a checkup or a refill for her asthma inhaler, was to a hospital emergency room. Or imagine you have multiple medical problems—diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, say—yet don’t have a regular doctor you can trust will make sure you’re getting all the right care you need to keep them under control.

In other words, imagine how difficult it would be to get all the care you and your family need to stay healthy without a primary care provider.

The evidence shows that good access to primary care can help us live longer, feel better, and avoid disability and long absences from work.Read 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.

As a member of NCBGH you and your company can access this free online resource. MerckEngage.com is an interactive resource for health information, tools, and tips - all in one place.

  • Eating Well: Healthy recipe selections customized for your needs
  • Getting Fit: Activity ideas for evey fitness level
  • Working WIth Your Doctor: Ways to hlp make the most of doctor visits
  • Managing Health Conditions: Simple tools to help track your progress
  • Taking Medicines: Information to help you better understand the importance of taking your medicine
  • Caregiving: Support and encouragement for caregivers
Visit MerckEngage.com now to learn more.

May 2013

Health care reform timeline: Key elements of health reform for employers, 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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