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  • 30 Jan 2018 8:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSBGH, the MS Business Journal, MASI, and the Mississippi State Department of Health have officially launched the 2018 Healthiest Workplace Awards and the Recognized Healthy Workplace Program. Employers of every size both public and private sectors can take the RHE survey and submit an application for the 2018 awards program. Deadline for submission is May 31st, 2018. Finalists will be named in early June and the award luncheon will be in mid to late July. 

    To learn more, visit the awards web page

  • 15 Jan 2018 5:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSBGH is proud to announce the event schedule for the Spring of 2018. “ Our board, members, and team members have put together a great series of webinars, events, round tables and other value-added services to the members of MSBGH and industry partners” says, Murray L. Harber, Executive Director, MSBGH. 

    Beginning in February, the MSBGH Sharing Common Knowledge Webinar Series kicks off with Host, Chris Morgan, FACHE, Director at MSBGH, bringing in experts to discuss the 2018 Healthiest Workplace Awards. In March, Don Davenport, CEO of BARINET will share information on Bundled Payment Models, and in April, Matt Ginn, Manager of Corporate Communication, Training, and Health Promotion, at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company will sharing information about communication, engagement, and wellbeing. 

    The first roundtable of the year will be on Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace where participants will learn about strategies and solutions to boosting ergonomics at work and incorporating physical activity during the workday. 

    Regional meetings are scheduled for four regions of the state - North, Central, Southern, and Coastal. The first one of the year will be themed on “Putting Data to Work: Using the Health Data Set” and include local employer stories. 

    The 2018 Healthy Workplace Healthy Communities Conference will be  held on May 23rd in the Jackson Metro. This event brings together professionals from Human Resources, Benefits, Health and Safety, Healthcare, Fitness, Food, and Public health. Visit the event to learn more. 

    We hope to see our members, guests, and other participants at our upcoming Spring events.

  • 05 Sep 2017 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 8th Annual Healthcare Summit will be held on October 10th, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM in Anderson Hall on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. Register today! 

    The summit is Mississippi's big get together of employers, health care, plans, and providers to learn about national trends, listen to concerns by MS Stakeholders, and have dialog with national and state leaders on healthcare issue in the industry, government, and employers. 

    Dr. Bruce Sherman, MD, will present on "Benefits Trends in Pharmacy" while also sharing a few words on his research with heath and pay level.  Commissioner Mike Chaney will  share the latest from the state insurance commissioners, the state health plan, and the health insurance industry.

    There are several panels throughout the day with local and national experts to share their expertise in opioids, experience and research. 


    Click here to view  the agenda. 

     

  • 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

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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