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Driving Innovation In the Health Care Marketplace:

A CEO Report

McGraw Hill Financial

At McGraw Hill Financial, we believe that an organization’s approach to health care delivery must be aligned with the values and beliefs of its business. Our company is built on three core values of fairness, integrity and transparency. These same values drive our health care strategies and strengthen the employee-employer partnership. 

A consumer-directed health plan alone, for example, will not make our employees healthier or enable them to become better health care consumers. However, when combined with cost transparency tools, an integrated wellness program, condition management programs and centers of excellence, we are better positioned to achieve our health and productivity goals. 

Earlier this year, we launched Working Toward Wellness 1.0, a health initiative focused on awareness, prevention and healthy-lifestyle maintenance. Through a customized portal, Working Toward Wellness 1.0 provides employees with easy access to health-management tools, resources and information. Through onsite and online events, employees can also earn incentives for participating in activities such as an online personal-health assessment, onsite biometric screenings, lifestyle management coaching and stress relief events. 

We continue to promote a culture of health. We’ve added healthier snacks in our vending machines and offer preventive screenings coordinated with national health-related observances. Wellness workshops, focused on making better health choices, are also offered in many of primary locations. 

In support of the employee-employer partnership, prior to launching Working Toward Wellness 1.0, eligible employees had the opportunity to participate in an online survey aimed at better understanding their health care interests, needs and preferences. The results yielded powerful insights. Ninety percent of survey respondents prefer online communications that are fun and engaging. 

Our next phase, Working Toward Wellness 2.0, will shift our efforts from awareness to engagement and behavior change. We will further integrate our lifestyle coaching with our existing condition-management and complex-care programs, both of which have participation levels higher than industry norms. 

At McGraw Hill Financial, we are committed to health and well-being and will continue to deploy health care strategies that provide employees with the tools they need to make informed decisions 

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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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