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
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.
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.
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.
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
2013 TBGH Managed Care Digest Series Texas Type 2 Diabetes Report
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.
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.