What connectionstools and solutions do MBGH members enjoy?


We help our members connect so they can learn about (and share) best practice solutions to help them do their jobs more easily and effectively. There are many ways for members to connect:

  • Hot topic meetings
  • Full-day annual conference
  • Purchaser roundtable meetings (under development)
  • Hot topic webinars
  • Members-only website section with membership directory
  • Annual premium and benefit surveys of MBGH members
  • Health plan user group (under development)
  • Sharing opportunities with other NBCH coalitions and their members (under development)
  • Access to national experts on health plan performance management, hospital safety/quality, employee engagement and communications, as well as employer payment approaches
  • Access to business coalitions and their member employers in other regions where you have employees or strategic interest
  • MBGH relationships with regional hospital, physician, health plan and community thought-leaders


We provide tools to our members to make it easier to implement worksite health programs and health benefit solutions in their organization. Topic areas under development include benefit design, employee engagement, worksite programs, and vendor management. Tools include (but are not limited to):

  • Data and support to make the business case
  • Evidence-based strategies from which to select options
  • Sample policy, procedure, benefit design and contract language templates
  • Cost and ROI calculators to estimate and compare financial impact
  • Market data to strengthen the business case and/or share with employees, including eValue8 health plan data, Leapfrog Hospital Survey results, physician performance, and patient experience-of-care data.
  • Program evaluation methods
  • Contract and/or RFP review, analysis, evaluation

We work with each member to compare the member’s benefits and benefit design with national best practices and to identify specific areas for focus over the next year (under development).


We provide solutions to our members for cost-effective benefit programs with MBGH implementation assistance. These include:

  • Employee Assistance Program group purchase arrangement with Concern EAP
  • Utilization Management services group purchase arrangement through American Health Holdings
  • Behavior Health provider network
  • Seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine program through Methodist Healthcare
  • Health fair planning and implementation
  • Virgin Health Miles worksite-based employee health engagement and activities program
  • Employee health education and awareness programs 

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