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Driving Innovation In the Health Care Marketplace:

A CEO Report

Grant Thornton LLP

At Grant Thornton LLP we pride ourselves on cultivating a culture that inspires people to bring their whole selves to work each day. We look to each employee and partner to support our growth. To help facilitate that, we make a significant investment in them through a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. 

Grant Thornton offers employees a vast array of benefits ranging from traditional medical and pharmaceutical plans to new and exciting work-life benefits. And we are regularly improving those offerings to ease future medical costs. 

More than 85 percent of our medical plan participants complete a health risk assessment that helps both Grant Thornton and employees identify areas of health improvement. To further assist our employees, we began exploring work-life programs aimed at mitigating health risks. For example, stress levels are on the rise and can contribute to high blood pressure and an increase in body mass index. To address this concern, Grant Thornton launched a pilot program with meQuilibrium to help employees and partners build the skills needed to manage stressful situations in their lives. 

The pilot with meQuilibrium had a very high voluntary participation rate. Eighty percent of the participants completed an assessment and more than 60 percent supported a firmwide rollout of the program — all with no incentives to participate. Following the successful pilot, the program was introduced to the entire firm in early 2014. 

Grant Thornton also wants our employees to play an active role in their health and well-being. We are continuously brainstorming new ways to engage our diverse workforce in managing their health, such as a concierge service benefit designed to help younger employees navigate the world of health insurance, or the use of mobile apps that track diet and exercise. Making engagement in health as easy as possible for our employees and partners is one of our top priorities. 

Grant Thornton strives to provide our employees and partners with benefits that support their unique needs, so they in turn can meet the needs of the dynamic businesses we serve. 

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BRT companies provide health coverage to more than 40 million Americans. We help American workers and their families remain healthy, receive quality treatment when necessary and achieve better health outcomes. The private-sector innovations in the insurance marketplace that enable us to provide these services to our employees and their families serve as models for public programs — but additional reforms are necessary.

This report highlights the innovations we have made and the public policy changes we believe would drive value by promoting health and improving outcomes.

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