Press Release

NEBGH Releases Employer Guide to Digital Diabetes Tools

March 22, 2016

Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) has released a guide that it calls “a useful entry point” for employers interested in exploring the use of digital tools for preventing and managing diabetes within their employee populations. The guide cites the ways in which digital tools can make a difference in addressing chronic diseases in general and diabetes in particular – convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking. It also cites digital tools as useful in supporting patients and physicians in a rapidly transforming healthcare delivery system emphasizing value.

Video: The System We Need

March 15, 2016

In February at the 2nd Annual State of the Union in Mental Health and Addiction, The Kennedy Forum released a video promoting a better system which incorporates mental health care. The state of the union in mental health and addiction in this country is one of great promise and almost unlimited potential. From legislation and regulation, to advocacy and organizing, together we are changing the conversation and making real progress.

We also know there is much more to do. We need to keep pushing ahead. We must push toward the system we need. The system we deserve. The system we, and millions of our fellow citizens, are waiting for. NEBGH is working with The Kennedy Forum on this critical issue.

Employee Benefits, Health Care Thought Leader and Strategist Michael Thompson Named National Business Coalition on Health CEO

February 29, 2016

Michael Thompson, a principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), has been offered and accepted the position of President and CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH). NBCH is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose members are local, regional and state-wide purchaser-led coalitions focused on health care and benefits. Through its 51 coalition members, NBCH reaches over 7,000 employers and approximately 35 million employees and their dependents in communities across the US.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Major Progress on Health Savings Initiative - Including First Significant Structural Changes to City's Health Plans in Decades

February 26, 2016

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.