CIGNA has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to building a culture of health and we are very pleased to honor their efforts again this year," said Helen Darling, NBGH
President and CEO.
Employers have invested tremendous resources into health and wellness programs because they know healthier workers mean a more productive workforce able to compete globally," said Helen Darling, president of the NBGH
, which represents more than 300 large employers providing coverage to 55 million Americans.
UPMC and UPMC Health Plan's MyHealth programs were recognized by NBGH
for offering "an example and challenge to other employers striving to improve employee health and quality of life.
In an NBGH
panel discussion, Ghertner and co-panelist Kim Anderson, manager of total compensation administration at First Horizon, revealed that employee engagement with healthcare tools grew to 51 percent after the implementation of Change Healthcare's Transparency Messenger(TM) - the only tool that proactively engages plan members through the customized delivery of personalized savings opportunities for prescriptions and medical and dental services.
The survey is the latest in a series of studies Fidelity and NBGH
have conducted since 2009 to analyze the growth of health-improvement programs in the workplace.
Last year, 48% of 140 large employers surveyed by NBGH
made telehealth options available.
Millions of Americans, including employees, retirees and their families can now rest assured that they will continue to have access to federal subsidies that help keep their health insurance coverage affordable," said Brian Marcotte, NBGH
President and CEO.
The survey is the latest in a series of studies Fidelity and the NBGH
have conducted since 2009 to analyze the growth of health-improvement programs, or "wellness" programs, in the workplace.
That is why NBGH
does not support repeal of PPACA, which Romney has promised if elected.
Rising health care costs continue to plague employers at an alarming rate," said Helen Darling, NBGH
president/CEO, in a statement.
The nonprofit NBGH
surveyed its members in June, after the employers had finalized benefit plans for 2013, but before the Supreme Court issued its decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
It cost companies $11,983 per employee to provide healthcare coverage this year, according to NBGH