Employee Advocacy for Navigating the Healthcare World

Many of you remember at our last EmployersLikeMe network meeting in Douglas we had the pleasure of meeting Cindi Gatton. Cindi shared with us the world of advocacy and taught us a new phrase “patient activation.” We have several Georgia employers who use patient advocates for their employee’s more challenging health issues. The Atlanta Journal Constitution just did a nice piece on how this works and featured Cindi: Patients getting outside advice

Will Employers Favor Private Exchanges Over Coverage Sponsorship?

Interesting observations from our friends at the National Business Coalition on Health:

NBCH Newsletter

Will Employers Favor Private Exchanges Over Coverage Sponsorship?

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:38 AM PDT

Originally posted 10/17/14 on The Health Affairs Blog

By Brian Klepper

Over the past couple years, health care exchanges probably have consumed more of corporate benefits managers’ time and psychic energy than any other topic. An outstanding question is whether the rank and file of American businesses will drop the hassle that employer-sponsored coverage represents, or default to private exchanges. [Read more…]

Meeting: Wednesday, October 22nd

Meeting Date Set: 11:30 am, Wednesday, October 22nd

Southwire will host and lunch will be served.

The purpose of the meeting will be to share information and help each other with pressing healthcare questions/issues.

We will also begin discussing if employers can improve the culture of health in our community.

Should be interesting, please come join us.

We need your RSVP to be sure you have a lunch so please let us know.

If you have any questions call Scott (PCC Airfoils) or Don (381-9003)

April 17th Workshop

South Georgia – Save the date!

Employer Healthcare Workshop

April 17th at Engram Hall on the South Georgia State College Campus

In partnership with the Douglas Regional Employer Committee this is another EmployersLikeMe opportunity to network and learn from other employers. [Read more…]

EmployersLikeMe Names Board Officers

The board of EmployersLikeMe has further organized and elected a slate of Executive Board Officers to help steer the organization.  They are:

  • Chairman:  Jamie Benton, RaceTrac
  • Vice Chair:  Mark Wilson, Langdale Industries, Inc.
  • Education Chair:  Lisa Evans, Southwire
  • Projects Chair:  Elizabeth Dixon, Chick-fil-A
  • Operations Chair:  Barbara Barrett, Langdale Industries, Inc.

The entire board appreciates their willingness to serve and provide leadership to help employers across the state better network and learn around healthcare innovations.