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September 8, 2020

Supporting Employee Mental Health During COVID: 4 Best Practices for Employers Considering Digital Solutions

One in four people already struggle with their mental health, and recent reports indicate 45% of people feel their mental health has been worsened by the pandemic.

August 26, 2020

PBGH Chair Honored as Top Health Care Innovator

Lisa Woods, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) board chair, was honored August 24 by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the Top 25 Innovators for 2020.

August 18, 2020

Many Large Employers Placing a Hard Stop on Return-to-Work Plans

The majority of large employers are pumping the brakes on return-to-work plans in the face of the dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, even as they continue looking for new ways to reduce health and social inequities for employees and their families.

August 4, 2020

5 Political Sticking Points that Could Derail COVID Legislation

The Senate is working to pass another major COVID-19 bill, and the details of that legislation are of great concern for large private employers and health care purchasers seeking to manage COVID-19 costs during the sharpest economic contraction since the Great Depression.

July 27, 2020

6 Things Large Employers are Watching for in the Next Round of COVID Legislation

More than three months after enactment of the landmark CARES Act, and more than two months after the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, the Senate is finally taking steps to pass another major bill responding to the still raging COVID-19 pandemic.

July 8, 2020

5 Pandemic Takeaways: Large Employers See COVID-19 as Catalyst for Systemic Health Care Change

COVID-19’s long-term impact on U.S. health care remains unclear, but amid the ongoing turmoil and uncertainty, large employers see opportunities for much-needed reforms.

June 30, 2020

Experts Highlight Role of Digital Tools in Reducing COVID-19 Transmission

Like a wind-driven wildfire, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to flare and race across the U.S. and around the world, jumping firebreaks to threaten health and livelihoods and imperil long-term economic sustainability.

June 6, 2020

Primary Care Practices Can Engage Patients in Virtual Care

During the most challenging phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, one opportunity for the health care delivery system has been the rapid adoption of telehealth and virtual care by both primary care practices and patients.

May 18, 2020

Congress Gets Serious About COVID Phase 4 Legislation

As Congressional leaders begin to work out details of the final Phase 4 bill, PBGH will be engaging with congressional leaders on each of these topics, with a particular focus on strengthening the primary care system and preventing price spikes.

May 15, 2020

Consequences of COVID-19: Experts Forecast the Future of Health Care Costs and Utilization

The unprecedented collapse in patient volume sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic could reshape health care for years to come, but whether those changes ultimately prove beneficial or destructive remains to be seen, experts say.