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Helping Texas employers meet health benefits challenges since 1985

Leaders of change in healthcare

Bringing together leaders and decision makers from a variety of businesses, the DFW Business Group on Health is a regional, employer-sponsored healthcare coalition.

We understand that employers want to provide health care benefits that meet their employees' needs and offer the best value. In 2012, metroplex employers spent an average of $11,214 per employee annually for health care benefits, a 3.4% increase over 2011 costs. Costs in 2013 are expected to increase by 6.2%. Employees' out-of-pocket share will climb to $3,001 on average in 2013.*

*Source: Aon Hewitt

IN THE NEWS

Mark Your Calendar:

General Membership Luncheon: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
General Membership Luncheon: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10th Annual Benefits & Wellness Forum: December 4, 2014

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new Resources Available

Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth Business Groups on Health Survey of Texas Employers' Key Benefits Challenges in 2014

A recent survey of 73 large- and mid-size Texas employers by the Texas Business Group on Health, an employer-sponsored health care coalition, revealed five primary concerns regarding health benefits. Click the link below to read the report.

Click here to read the Press Release.

Click here to read the report.

Creating a Corporate Health Strategy: The American Health Strategy Project Early Adopter Experience

Read a new report produced by Partnership for Prevention, "Creating a Corporate Health Strategy: The American Health Strategy Project Early Adopter Experience," tells the story of DFWBGH and three other coalitions that participated in a national pilot launched in 2010 by NBCH in cooperation with Pfizer, to work with participating employers to improve the health of their employees and families, promote wellness and prevention, unlock the full value of health benefits, and manage health care costs.

"Employers with strong health management teams and access to real data can help foster healthier, more productive employees and may achieve higher value for their health care spend," said Elissa Myers, president and CEO, Partnership for Prevention. "We're sharing these success stories in the hopes that other purchasers can learn from these tested strategies."

Click here to read the report.

TBGH-DFWBGH 2013 Benefits & Wellness Forum White Paper

The White Paper recaps thirteen key healthcare presented at the Forum, which are driving enormous changes in the way healthcare is delivered and how employers design health benefits. Some of the most transformative trends discussed in the White Paper are: the drive toward price transparency; the growing popularity of narrow provider networks, domestic tourism and centers of excellence; rapid transformation of healthcare delivery systems; evolving payment models, the emerging role of private exchanges; the impact of mobile technology on healthcare consumerism, and innovative uses of data analytics in population health management.

Click here to read the 2013 Benefits & Wellness Forum White Paper.

Texas Health Strategy Project

Seven DFWBGH employer members recently completed a three-year value based benefits project called the Texas Health Strategy Project (THSP). Participating employers learned a structured, guided, data-driven process to assess employee health priorities in order to design and implement targeted value based interventions to achieve better health in their organizations.

Click here to read the THSP Project Report.
View Employer Case Studies at the links below:

Click here to read the entire report, including Employer Case Studies.

TBGH 2013 Diabetes Report

Recognizing High-Quality Diabetes Care in DFW: A DFWBGH Demonstration Project

The Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health (DFWBGH) is pleased to report the success of our recently completed DRP Expansion Demonstration Project. Partnering with four IPAs, BCBSTX and Sanofi to promote physician recognition through the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) resulted in more than doubling the number of DRP-recognized physicians in DFW from 89 to 187 by the end of 2012. See what this quality transparency project means for employers.

Click here to view the Report

 


Legacy of Leadership

Legacy of Leadership Value of Membership Episode One: The People's Clinic Episode Two: A Culture of Wellness
Legacy of Leadership Value of Membership City of Mesquite: The People's Clinic Sabre: A Culture of Wellness
Episode Three: TI: A Simple Message, People First Episode Four: Bell Hellicopter: Soaring Toward Employee Wellness Episode Five: Energy Future Holdings: MobileDoc
TI: People First Bell Helicopter: Employee Wellness EFH: MobileDoc

 

TBGH 2013 Diabetes Report

2013 Snapshot of Key Diabetes Trends Across Texas

Texas Business Group on Health (TBGH) is pleased to bring you a Snapshot of Key Diabetes Trends Across Texas, focusing on the Prevalence, Scope, Quality of Care and the Economic Burden of Diabetes. !e Snapshot is intended to compliment other Diabetes Resources including the TBGH Managed Care Digest Series - Texas Type 2 Diabetes Report 2013. Diabetes course correction now can save money in the long run for employees living with diabetes or prediabetes, employers and our health care system.

Click here to view the Report

TBGH 2013 Survey

Texas Business Group on Health Texas Employers Benchmarking Survey: Health Benefits and Wellness

TBGH designed the inaugural Texas Employers Benchmarking Survey: Health Benefits and Wellness to identify plan design and wellness objectives, strategies and trends in light of the current economic, political and legislative environment.

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TBGH 2012 Diabetes Report

2013 TBGH Managed Care Digest Series Texas Type 2 Diabetes Report

Texas Business Group on Health (TBGH) is pleased to present the Texas Type 2 Diabetes Report for 2012?2013, an overview of demographic, financial, utilization and pharmacotherapy measures for Type 2 diabetes patients in key local markets across the state of Texas.

Click here to view the Report

"Members Only" Web Pages


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  • Continually updated Online Member Directory
  • Valuable Benefits-Related Resources
  • Member Surveys (useful for benchmarking)
  • Program Presentations
  • And much more...

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DFWBGH Employee Engagement Program

"Road Trip! Destination: Peak Performance"

The newly developed and tested Road Trip! employee engagement and empowerment worksite program is a key consumer-oriented component of DFWBGH. Road Trip! uses a fun, interactive approach to educate and empower employees to know their risks and how to stay healthy, and what makes quality health care and how to get it. Thanks to DFWBGH members American Airlines, City of Mesquite, DART and Energy Future Holdings for participating as employer beta test sites.

Visit the Worksite Intervention Program page to learn more about this exciting program.