Healthiest Employer is a research and technology company, with a focus on worksite wellness and productivity. The Healthiest Employer Awards program has been conducted in over forty U.S. cities with over four thousand participating companies. Learn more at www.HealthiestEmployers.com.
Since 1995, the BenefitsLink daily e-newsletters have provided employee benefits professionals with the latest developments and analysis in plan compliance, administration, policy and design – we scour the web to deliver the very best articles to keep you on top of this ever-changing field. Our website includes active message boards, industry news and an extensive calendar of conferences and webcasts. EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com offers the opportunity to find the best-informed benefits professionals to fill job openings in this niche field.
The Alliance moves health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality and engaging individuals in their health. The Alliance is an employer-owned, not-for-profit cooperative with more than 240 members that provide coverage to more than 100,000 individuals in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. We use our purchasing power to negotiate with and provide access to an extensive network of doctors and hospitals that are paid to improve quality by performing better not doing more. Learn more at www.the-alliance.org
Medical Travel Today is the FREE newsletter of the medical tourism industry. Written and edited by experts in international healthcare, Medical Travel Today keeps its readers abreast of trends, deals, new business, competition, medical advances, legal issues, and the advancement of care for the rapidly growing ranks of medical travelers. This newsletter publishes twice monthly.
U.S. Domestic Medical Travel™ is a U.S.-based newsletter focusing on a fast-growth phenomenon in the new era of health reforms: rapid adoption of a domestic medical tourism, employer receptivity to a medical travel benefit and consumer willingness to travel to other parts of the United States to access higher quality care that often meets their budget requirements. This newsletter will publish once monthly, complementing Medical Travel Today, which serves the international market.
The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is a non-profit, Chicago-based 501(c)(3) business coalition comprised primarily of human resource and health benefit professionals along with other health care stakeholders from over 115 large public and private organizations. Members represent over 4 million lives and spend more than $4 billion on health care benefits on an annual basis.
MBGH was founded in 1980 by a small group of large Midwest employers to help them obtain more value from their health care benefit dollars. Today, MBGH serves as one of the nation’s leading employer-focused coalitions and is a recognized leader in offering education, research and community-based activities that increase the value of health benefits and health care services. MBGH is a founding member of the National Business Coalition on Health.
The National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) is a Chicago-based, trade organization focused on assisting public and private employers, unions and other sponsors of worksite health programs in getting the greatest return from their onsite employer health centers, onsite pharmacies, worksite fitness and wellness centers.
NAWHC also provides opportunities for those vendors, suppliers and consultants that support worksite health facilities and programs to interact with and learn about employers who offer onsite clinics.
FierceHealthPayer follows the latest developments in the heavily-regulated area of healthcare reimbursement. Healthcare plan executives and their senior leadership teams rely on FierceHealthPayer’s daily newsletter to save time and stay up-to-date on healthcare & payment reform, cost containment strategies, reimbursement policies, and more.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Founded in 2002, the Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) is an exclusive, premier, national network of independent, employee benefit brokerage and consulting companies. BAN delivers industry leading tools, technology, and expertise to member firms so that they can deliver optimum results to their employee benefit customers. BAN intentionally limits membership because of the highly collaborative interactions. Members, trademarked as Smart Partners®, are screened prior to being granted membership to ensure they distinguish themselves from their competitors through their knowledge of the employee benefits industry, ethical approach, business acumen, and strategic vision. www.benefitadvisorsnetwork.com.
United Benefit Advisors (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Partners collaborate with more than 2,000 fellow professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. An important product of that collaboration is the UBA Health Plan Survey – the nation’s largest employee benefits benchmarking survey. At UBA, we believe in service and genuine sharing through mutual trust. Our culture is one of honesty, transparency, and making others better. It is defined by the values of integrity, collaboration, care for others, innovation, and operational excellence. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit UBA online at www.UBAbenefits.com.
PrivateHealthCareExchanges.com, produced by The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, is the health and benefit management industry’s definitive resource for solution providers within the private health care exchange and defined contributions marketplaces. This guide is searchable on both regional and national levels and includes the information needed for due diligence in considering new private exchange solution providers.
As the lead media sponsor for the IHC FORUM, and the official publication of the IHC, each issue is focused 100% on innovative health and benefit management solutions as an advocate for health care consumerism. The collective voice heard within the articles, company profiles, case studies and suggestions for solutions helps stakeholders make better decisions about health care programs during one of the most dynamic times in our industry’s history. Available in print and digital (viewable on laptops, computers, tablets and mobile devices).
HealthCare Exchange Solutions, a magazine supplement to HealthCare Consumerism Solutions and lead media sponsor for IHC FORUM, covers the most significant shift in how Americans purchase health insurance in many years, focusing exclusively on the emergence of health insurance benefits exchanges and defined contributions. The exchanges, simply put, represent an important opportunity for advancing consumerism in health care. Available in print and digital (viewable on laptops, computers, tablets and mobile devices).
Atlanta Wellness Professionals is a network of top wellness specialists who share ideas, resources, and development for the purpose of improving health and energizing lives. Founded in 2004 by Elizabeth Dixon, Atlanta Wellness Professionals represents over 30 companies in the area and serves as a platform to benchmark and advance current Wellness Programs in Atlanta.
HealthForward is the Detroit Regional Chamber’s healthcare collaborative comprised of major health stakeholders in the Detroit region and across the country. HealthForward is tasked with evaluating and vetting impactful technologies, solutions and approaches to contain and lower costs and improve patient outcomes. The program goals include narrowing the gap between the development of new health technology and end users, optimizing health purchaser design and communication, and identifying innovative trends and interventions to improve population health.
Worldwide Employee Benefit’s (WEB) mission is to further the development and education of benefits professionals. We are committed to helping define the role of the benefits professional in the 21st century. As changing legislation, technology and market forces reshape the profession, products and delivery systems, WEB will continue developing programs, educational opportunities and services to help its members meet the challenges ahead. WEB Atlanta chapter can be found at: http://www.webnetwork.org/atlanta/index.cfm
Founded in 1983, Employers Health Coalition (EHC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization passionionately committed to providing resources, tools and advice that help employers provide access to high-quality health care benefits at a sustainable cost. With offices in Canton, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as Madison, WI, Employers Health consists of three entities that provide services to nearly 300 members that represent approximately 400 organizations domiciled in 31 states.
Founded in 2012, the Association for Corporate Health Risk Management is a rapidly growing community of employers and solution providers offering education and collaboration to develop more effective strategies to containing their healthcare costs and health risks. ACHRM’s community has over 1,000 participants nationwide across 10 chapters. Members are for profit and not-for-profit / foundations employers along with public entities ranging in size from less than 100 to over 30,000 employees. To most efficiently create a venue for collaboration, ACHRM has organized regional chapters, which enable employers an opportunity to meet with their peers and discuss more specific local Health Risk Management issues.
ECFC is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and expanding private employee benefit programs on a tax-advantaged basis. ECFC represents and promotes employee benefit programs through effective lobbying and provides education and awareness to members, compensation practitioners, national opinion leaders and the general public to help advance healthcare consumerism. ECFC is the single organization that focuses on preserving, protecting and defending the tax advantaged programs currently available to working families through employer plan sponsors.