PBGH in the News


December 23, 2020

Many Companies Planned to Reopen Offices After Labor Day. With Coronavirus Still Around, They’re Rethinking That

In an August survey of 15 major employers that collectively employ about 2.6 million people, 57% said they had decided […]

December 23, 2020

Sutter Health’s Request to Delay $575 Million Settlement Is Denied

“What Sutter seems to have overlooked is the people paying these bills,” said Elizabeth Mitchell, the chief executive of the […]

December 23, 2020

Court denies Sutter Health’s request to delay $575M settlement

This case could have nationwide implications if other states begin to examine and challenge local practices, according to Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO […]

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December 23, 2020

How Can Employers Safely Return Employees to the Workplace?

Lauren Vela, MBA, senior director at PBGH, highlighted the need for greater mental health services, telehealth utilization, and efficient testing […]

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December 23, 2020

Judge denies Sutter’s request to delay antitrust settlement hearing

Twenty members of the Pacific Business Group on Health are class members in the lawsuit. Elizabeth Mitchell, the group’s CEO, […]

December 23, 2020

Sutter Health cited “catastrophic” losses related to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with HealthLeaders, Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), said Judge Massullo’s one-month delay was “disappointing” […]

December 23, 2020

Employers find testing employees more trouble than it’s worth

Another major deterrent is that Covid-19 tests only measure that point in time, notes Lauren Vela, senior director for the Pacific […]

December 23, 2020

Nearly Two-Thirds of Employers Focusng More on SDOH Because of Racial Unrest

Nearly two-thirds of employers say they will focus more on social determinants of health (SDOH) due to recent social unrest, according […]

December 23, 2020

Trump administration says insurers off the hook for back-to-work COVID-19 tests

Employers can require employees to be tested before returning to work, but the Pacific Business Group on Health said it […]

December 23, 2020

The $7,000 Covid test: Why states are stepping in to shield consumers

Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health, which represents large employers, said out-of-network bills compose only 3 […]