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Nearly 40 private employers and public purchasers who collectively spend $350 billion on health care annually to provide health care for more than 21 million Americans.

Our Members

We are a purchaser-only coalition of the country’s largest and most influential private employers and public purchasers working to create the health care system they are proud to offer American workers and their families. We harness the clout and concentrated power of our members to deliver impressive results rarely seen in the health care market, including avoided unnecessary procedures, reduced waste, payment reform, an overall reduction in total cost and an improvement in the quality of care.

Our members include:

Activision Blizzard
The Boeing Company
Chevron Corporation
Cisco Systems
City and County of Denver
City of Colorado Springs
Covered California
CSAA Insurance Services LLC
GE Appliances

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Intel Corporation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
King County, WA
Levi Strauss
NextEra Energy
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pitney Bowes
Qualcomm, Inc.
Robert Half International

San Francisco Health Service System
Stanford University
Tailored Brands, Inc
The State of Colorado
Tesla Motors
The Wonderful Company
University of California
Washington State Health Benefits Exchange
Washington State Health Care Authority

Proven Impact

PBGH is where large public and private purchasers of health care come to make real change on behalf of American workers and their families, and we have a long track record of developing, incubating and launching successful operational programs on behalf of and in partnership with large employers. Our initiatives are designed to test innovative health care methods and scale successful approaches that lower health care costs and increase quality across the U.S.

PBGH has a 30-year history of success working closely with large private employers and public health care purchasers and is widely recognized as having made some of the most pioneering and notable improvements to the quality of U.S. health care, including:

  • Launching the first public website displaying health plan, hospital and medical group quality and patient experience data
  • Influencing the drafting of the Affordable Care Act
  • Developing the country’s first consumer-directed health plan
  • Creating a purchaser alliance that achieved double-digit reductions in health insurance premiums
  • Establishing breakthrough specialty care contracting
  • Helping form one of the country’s highest-quality and most cost-effective centers-of-surgical-excellence networks

Our most recent accomplishments build on that history of excellence and unrivaled success. Read more in the PBGH Impact Report.


PBGH is dedicated to developing and implementing solutions that lower costs while improving care quality for our members and consumers.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Partnership opportunities with peers to implement cutting-edge benefit strategies
  • Peer-to-peer networking with health benefits professionals from the country’s leading corporations, who will share best practices, new solutions and insights into where markets are going
  • Higher quality care at a lower cost to you, increasing employee productivity, retention and satisfaction
  • Access at the highest levels of government, influencing laws to benefit employers and purchasers
  • Personalized consulting and support from PBGH staff and access to tools and resources that can save you money


Join Us

Membership is open exclusively to large and mid-sized self-insured employers and public purchasers.

Membership contributions to PBGH make up only 10% of our annual budget, with government and private foundations grants allowing us to improve the health care system for all Americans including our members’ employees and their families. PBGH members pay a membership contribution fee based on type of organization and employee headcount in the U.S.


For more information about membership eligibility and benefits, click the button below to contact:

Randa Deaton, Vice President of Purchaser Engagement

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