The World Health Organization ranked migraine as one of the ten most disabling illnesses and the third most common medical disorder on the planet. Migraine affects one in eight American adults. Prevalence peaks during prime productive years, between the ages of 25 and 55, at a time when work and family responsibilities are most significant. Although the prevalence of migraine far surpasses that of diabetes, it rarely makes the list of chronic conditions that get an employer’s attention because migraines, on the surface, appear inexpensive to treat. However, in 2016, annual direct and indirect costs related to migraines were an estimated $36 billion. This figure doesn’t take into account the many individuals with migraines who go undiagnosed.
This toolkit offers employers a variety of resources to integrate into their workplace strategies and benefit design to increase productivity and reduce migraine-related disability. Employers will find a wide array of resources for employee communications and printable materials for their population. These resources will help support employer efforts to correct the stigma against Migraine and reduce direct and indirect costs due to Migraine.
Pain related conditions result in $560 - $635 billion in medical costs and lost productivity for employers. In addition, the overuse of opioids to address pain costs employers nearly twice as much ($19,450) in medical expenses on average annually than non-abusers ($10,853).
The MBGH Employer’s Guide to Pain Management at the Worksite provides recommendations on how to identify the costs and impact of pain among employee populations and how to address the key challenges through data collection, benefit design, worksite policies and working with your health plan, PBM, EAP and other vendor partners. To easily access recommendations from the Employer Guide, a toolkit has been created to support employer efforts.
In the changing health care benefits landscape, it’s time to think about eye health benefits in a whole new way. Many of the vision plans you review are often focused on vision correction, including selling corrective lenses, and less on eye health, which is directly connected to overall, general health.
This toolkit is designed to help employers consider a smarter vision benefit strategy that delivers eye health care for your employees. It offers tools to design a value-based benefit that promotes eye health.
Employers are using this to:
This toolkit is designed to ensure employers have access to knowledge, best practices and high-quality industry resources and materials that have been vetted by employers and employer coalitions.
Highlights many of the key challenges employers are facing with managing specialty drug costs and providing innovative approaches, tools and resources to support benefit plan design strategies and vendor contracting
This toolkit contains valuable information and best practices from leading employer, academic, clinical, government and industry sources, offering a credible source for new and proven tools to help employers:
Provides employers with information and resources to effectively communicate health care benefits and related health and wellness programs. It includes communication samples that can support effective delivery of health care benefits
Created for employers to use in educating their employees about the concerns and issues associated with the overuse of a wide variety of health care services and promote an informed dialogue between employees and their doctor
The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit organization that collects and transparently reports hospital performance information to help purchasers find the highest-value care to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a tool that assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety. Consumers can reduce their exposure to errors, injuries, accidents and infections when choosing a hospital with higher patient safety scores.
Employers are using the Leapfrog tool to:
MBGH serves as one of the nation’s leading non-profit employer coalitions. Members are represented by human resource and health benefit professionals for 125 mid, large and jumbo self-funded public and private companies who provide health benefits for more than 4 million lives and spend over $4.5 billion annually on health care.
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