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  • 09 May 2017 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Coming up on May 24th is the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Communities Conference at the Jackson Marriott in Downtown Jackson, MS. This event will bring together some of Mississippi's innovative employers and industry partners to discuss healthy workplaces, heath literacy and employee benefits, and learn about some cool community efforts across the state. To learn more register, please visit event page

  • 20 Apr 2017 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several Mississippi employers and MSGBH members met at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Health Clinic to discuss the current trends in workplace and the Healthiest Workplace Awards. The attendees discussed value-based care initiatives  including onsite clinics, population health management, and a risk-capped model for bariatric surgery. Employers discussed their barriers and solutions to launching engagement. 

  • 06 Apr 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSBGH in coordination of industry partners held a meeting in Bay St. Louis, MS on Diabesity concerns and solutions in Mississippi. Metabolic health conditions including diabetes and obesity is a growing concern in Mississippi. Fortunately, several MSBGH member companies are working to offer resources and programs for their employee population and their families. Several programs and community initiatives are underway in South Mississippi which support integrated living, healthcare, and academia. Another meeting is scheduled for Olive Branch, MS in June. 

  • 09 Jan 2017 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beginning in 2017, Mississippi employers can be recognized as an healthy employer by completing an online survey which is based on national standards and benchmarks. In an effort to promote these best practices to all employers across Mississippi, the Mississippi Business Group on Health along with it's partners, the Mississippi Business Journal, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the Mississippi Association of Self-Insured will be marketing and promoting this effort during 2017. Employers can also compete for the 2017 Healthiest Workplace Award by also completing and submitting the award application found in the awards section of this website. Deadline for the award application is May 1st, 2017. 

    Also, as part of the Mississippi State Health Improvement Plan, uprootms.org, has an objective to advance this effort as part of its Culture of Health initiative. To start the process, please complete the Recognized Healthy Employer Survey. Results will be reports the month following your survey completion. 

  • 21 Nov 2016 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several of Mississippi's leading employers and health care industry administrators will meet to discuss value, data, and education at the up-coming meeting in Jackson, MS at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. To learn more, visit:

    2016 MSBGH Annual Meeting

  • 13 Sep 2016 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    JACKSON, MS (September 13, 2016)The Mississippi Business Group on Health announced today that Murray Harber and Matt Ginn will present at the 2016 HERO Forum, Sept. 27-29 in Atlanta, GA.

    HARBER, MSBGH Executive Director, and GINN, Manager of Corporate Communications and Health Promotion at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance and MSBGH Advisory Board Member, will present on the topic of A Contemporary Game Plan to Create a Culture of Health on (September 27th at 3:45 PM to the more than 500 employers, employee health and well-being providers, wellness industry professional organizations, and research experts who are expected to attend the HERO Forum.

                “The HERO Forum is a thought-provoking venue where innovative companies and well-being experts can discuss recent innovations, break-through research and real-life experiences in the evolving field of workplace health and well-being,” said Paul Terry, president and CEO of HERO. “Whether it’s analyzing the impact of workplace wellness, discussing measurement and value on investment, or learning about the shift from wellness to well-being, the Forum is an event that encourages business leaders to embrace and act on the leadership role they play in the health of their employees, families and communities.”

                Harber has helped many employers create effective health management programs in Minnesota and in Mississippi. Ginn has led the development of the award winning program at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company which was awarded the Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplace in 2015.

    For more information or to register for the HERO Forum, visit www.hero-health.org or call HERO at 952-835-4257.

    To read the full press release, please download it here

  • 22 Aug 2016 4:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Business Group on Health is happy to partner with the Mississippi Business Journal, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers to hold the annual Healthiest Workplace awards. 

    This year's finalists and winners are members of the MSBGH. Congratulations to our members - Ingalls Shipbuilding, Hol-Mac Corporation, Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Department of Human Services, the City of Morton, and the University of Mississippi for winning in their respective category. 

    Congratulations to our members who were finalist showing superior performance in offering healthy workplaces, programs, and wellness resources - St. Dominics Health System, Baptist Health System, Ross & Yerger, UMMC, Trustmark Bank, Levi Strauss, and Magnolia Health. 

    To view the Mississippi Business Journal's Digital Magazine from the event, please click on this link

  • 07 Jul 2016 3:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Who are the 2016 Healthiest Workplaces this year? 

    On Wednesday, July 27th at a luncheon in Jackson, Mississippi employers will be recognized for their efforts in promoting health and wellness to their employees and in their communities. Individual companies in several categories will be awarded the top award of being Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplace. Learn more about the luncheon please contact Tami Jones at tami.jones@msbusiness.com.

    Employers from across the state applied to become recognized using employer health industry best practices. Award winners were selected by a multi-stakeholder committee who selected based on evaluation, planning, implementation, and innovation.

    We have a great pool of employers who are getting recognized and this year’s winners have shown leadership, innovation, and progress. It is great to see all the great stories of Mississippi employers who are striving to offer healthy workplaces for their employees and promote the community aspects of health. Congratulations! to both the recognized employers and the winners of each category!

    Murray Harber, Executive Director, Mississippi Business Group on Health

    This year’s finalists include Baptist Health Systems, bfac.com, Chevron, City of Morton, Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance Agency, Hol-Mac Corporation, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Levi Strauss & Co., Magnolia Health, Magnolia Regional Health Center, Mississippi Department of Human Services, Mississippi Hospital Association, Ross & Yerger, Sanderson Farms, Inc., St. Dominic Health Services, Inc., State Bank & Trust Company, Systems Electro Coating, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, The University of South Mississippi, Trustmark National Bank, University of Mississippi, W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company. Click here to read last year's winners. 

    “We are excited about this great program, and we applaud the MS Business Group on Health, the MS Department of Health and the MS Business Journal for their vision and leadership. Working together, we are improving the quality of healthy lives in Mississippi!”

    Dan Gibson, Executive Director, Mississippi Association of Self Insurers

    The 2016 Healthiest Workplace Awards and the Healthy Employer Recognition Program are collaborative efforts between the Mississippi Business Journal, The Mississippi Business Group on Health, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the Mississippi Association of Self Insurers. To learn more about the recognition and awards program and prepare for the 2017 awards, please visit www.msbgh.org/awards.

  • 05 Jul 2016 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join the MSBGH at our events fall. We have a great line up of events for the Fall. It starts with the 2016 Healthiest Workplaces Awards Luncheon on July 27th, followed by a Smoking Cessation and Employers Meeting on September 13th, the 7th Annual Health Care Summit, and the 2016 Annual Meeting on December 6th. Employers, Brokers/Consultants, TPA/Carriers, and other industry will be in attendance to network and discuss real solutions to real problems with employers and the health of its workplace, it's health plan, and the community where the employees live, work, and play. 

  • 15 Jun 2016 4:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the seventh year, business executives, health care executives, human resource and employee benefits executives will come together to learn and discuss the business of health care. National speakers on population health, specialty pharmacy, and clinical integration will join local speakers from leading employers, health care systems, and the physician community in sharing the latest approaches to controlling costs and improving value. 

    This event is put on by the Mississippi Business Group on Health and the School of Business at Mississippi College along with its many collaborative partners such as the Mississippi SHRM chapters and the Mississippi Association of Self Insurers to name a few. 

    The 7th Annual Health Care Summit will be held on October 25th, 2017. MSBGH members can register on this site in the events section. All others can visit the event site and learn more about the event, registration, and sponsorship. 

The Mississippi Business Group on Health is the state's most powerful voice for employers in employer health and health care. 

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