Who We Are

Celebrating 37 Years of Enhancing the Value of Health Benefits

Founded in 1980, Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is one of the nation's leading non-profit business groups of mid and large, self-insured public and private employers. MBGH offers education, research and community-based activities that increase the value of health benefits and health care services and improve the health and productivity of their workforce. Today, we have over 130 members who provide health benefits to over 4 million lives and spend more than $4 billion annually on health care benefits.

The Source for Leading Health
Benefits Professionals

MBGH promotes the "Purchaser" perspective on health benefits and health care. Our mission is to advance leadership, collaboration and knowledge among employers and stakeholders to continuously improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health benefits, health care and the health and productivity of the community.

Education, Networking and Benchmarking

View a list of current activities. The Learning Network offers high-quality programming that highlights the expertise of leading-edge employers and industry experts. Educational activities foster benchmarking and networking among member companies and other health care stakeholders.

Health Benefits Research

Discover a number of helpful toolkits and resources on key health benefits and health improvement topics. MBGH is a leader in analyzing and reporting on the health benefits management activities of employers and their impact on health of covered populations.

Community Initiatives

Find a variety of community-focused initiatives that MBGH leads to address quality, safety and cost issues in the health care system. As a well-known catalyst and facilitator, MBGH brings health care stakeholders together to work towards common solutions that improve the health of the community.

Health Benefits Purchasing

Access important information for purchasing decisions that take advantage of leveraging combined dollars and lives to obtain better rates and services. Through its affiliate, the Midwest Health Purchasers Foundation (MHPF), MBGH has developed buying groups and conducts due diligence and endorses health benefits products and services for its members.