Welcome to the Midwest Health Purchasers Foundation
An affiliate of the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH)

Where employers leverage their combined purchasing power for better rates and services

MHPF Buyers Groups

Chicago HMO Buyers Group    
The Chicago HMO Buyers Group (HBG) is composed of employers who offer fully-insured HMOs in the Chicago area. Over the past 15 years, the HBG has saved employers over $80 million in reduced premiums. 
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Pharmacy Benefits Buyers Group 
The Pharmacy Benefits Buyers Group (PBBG) offers employers the ability to be part of a 650,000 lives purchasing group, offering very competitive rates for two different PBMs: CVS Caremark and Catamaran.      View These Services    
"MHPF Buying Groups not only save employers millions of dollars, they provide a vehicle for increased communication between employers and their vendor partners."
            -  Louis A. Lazovsky, Vice President, Human Resources,
               Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago 

Chronic Disease Management

Taking Control of Your Health (TCOYH) is a mutual accountability program for employers working to motivate healthy behavior change in their covered populations through incentives tied to employee use of a pharmacist coach certified in chronic disease management. Participating employers have saved on average of over $800/year per participant which has meant thousands of dollars in savings.  Learn More

"The Taking Control of Your Health program has been a valuable program to help Hospira reduce costs while improving the health of our employees with diabetes. Through our participation, we've realized significant savings and the response from our employees has been overwhelmingly favorable." 
            -  D. Zingg, Senior Benefits Manager, Hospira, Inc.

Health Benefit News

In December 2012, a national survey was released on the employer perspective of the ACA. Results include the effect of the Supreme Court Ruling, an organization's perspective on offering health and pharmacy benefits, and how employers are seeing the future through 2018.
Employer Response to ACA: 2013 - 2018

Health Benefit Resources

Health Benefit Tools

- An annual health plan survey and evaluation used by health care purchasers to assess and manage the quality of their health care vendors

NBCH Value-Based Purchasing Guide - An online resource developed to educate employers on how to implement value-based purchasing

Health Benefit Publications
NBCH Purchasing High Performance Newsletter - A quarterly bulletin for employers and others interested in promoting value in health care. Latest Issue - June 2013

EBRI Data Book on Employee Benefits - A statistical reference volume on private and public employee benefit programs and work force related issues.