The Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) devoted considerable resources in 2015 to study how employers with self-insured plans approach cancer treatment. Following workshops, interviews with plan managers, and a survey of about 20 self-insured employers, NEBGH said that employers clearly want individuals with cancer to have high quality treatment, but they have yet to develop a clear strategy for managing the cost of that treatment.
Northeast Business Group on Health is out with a guide for employers interested in digital tools for chronic disease, particularly preventing and managing diabetes. The group lauds the "convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking."
The NEBGH guide categorizes 25 diabetes tools — many of which are available directly to consumers as apps or online — according to six primary capabilities: group-based health courses with live coaches; integrated glucometer with enhanced communication; scripted algorithm-driven coaching; device data download and display; provider-based care management platform; and individualized live coaching.
NEBGH's guide can also help employers determine which digital features are most important in addressing the specific challenges with workplace diabetes programs, and serve as a starting point for matching solutions.
The Northeast Business Group on Health on Tuesday released a guide that aims to help employers evaluate the various digital tools available for preventing and managing diabetes among their employees.
The guide also pinpoints specific features, such as educational content, tracking components and social networking capabilities, and rates each tool based on how likely it is to encourage engagement among employees, according to the statement.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today a new, unprecedented agreement with the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC) that will result in the first significant changes to the City’s employee health plans in over 30 years, marking major progress toward the City and MLC’s commitment to $3.4 billion in guaranteed health care savings through FY2018 and $1.3 billion recurring every year after. Working collaboratively with the City’s workforce, the administration undertook a data-driven approach to understanding and improving the employee health care system – resulting in significant, long sought-after changes that will benefit employee health and taxpayers alike.
On October 29, 2015, at the New York Stock Exchange, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted the first-ever CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace in collaboration with The Kennedy Forum, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and Partnership for Workplace Mental Health.