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June 14, 2019 -
General Membership Meeting

October 25, 2018 -
General Membership Meeting

November 14, 2017 -
General Membership Meeting

April 27, 2017 -
General Membership Meeting

November 3, 2016 -
General Membership Meeting

April 1, 2016 -
General Membership Meeting

June 4, 2015 -
General Membership Meeting

March 28, 2014 -
General Membership Meeting

September 27, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

May 31, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Keynote speaker Dr. Marlene B. Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University will be speaking about how employers can help combat obesity in their workforce. Dr. Schwartz will also discuss how you can provide information and education on nutrition and physical and activity related community resources for employees and their families.

March 1, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Marlene B. Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University
  • Speaker: Peter Van Loon, Chief Operations Officer for Connecticut's public health insurance exchange
  • Vendor Fair

September 28, 2012 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange
  • Successfully Engaging Your Employees in Health Management Programs

May 8, 2012 -
Fairfield County Mixer

May 15, 2012 -
Hartford County Mixer

March 30, 2012
Discussions to strategize on Connecticut's approach to three pressing health care issues:

  • Continuing our efforts to build a strong primary care health system
  • The value of a multi-payer claim database to employers
  • Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange

October 28, 2011
General Business - Identification of Employer / Provider Pilot Programs

  • Review of Membership Survey of Potential Pilots
  • Discussion and Selection of Top Three Employer / Provider Pilots
    • Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home
    • Medication Therapy Management
    • Reduction of Unnecessary Emergency Room Utilization

June 10, 2011
General Business - Celebrating Health Care Innovation in Connecticut

  • Michael Samuelson – Our Changing Health Care System and the Need      for Employer Involvement
  • Health Care Innovation in other Markets            (Lowes, Boeing), Dr. Russ Robbins
  • Connecticut Health Care Innovation Recognition (presentations by Connecticut health care providers that are taking innovative approaches to improving quality and value)

March 3, 2011
General Business Meeting - Focus on Wellness

  • The Business Imperative for Wellness, Ron Williams, Aetna Chairman
  • Legal Impact – Wellness Programs
  • Employer Panel – Best Practices (Northeast Utilities, AIFS, Sacred Heart University
  • Building a Wellness Dashboard, Nancy Lusignan, Aetna
  • Barriers to Engaging Employees in the Pursuit of Good Health, Dr. Jim Cox-Chapman, ProHealth

September 23, 2010

  • The Importance of Business Coalitions / Patient Centered Medical Homes, Dr. Paul Grundy, IBM
  • Presentations from candidates for Connecticut Lieutenant Governor
  • Update from Governor’s Special Advisor on Health Reform

May 14, 2010
Grassroots launch CTBGH

  • Experience of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health
  • Why Connecticut needs a Business Group on Health


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General Business Meeting - Focus on Wellness

March 3, 2011

Join us for our first meeting of 2011. It's going to be a fun-filled morning with a Focus on Wellness.

We'll have an interactive employer forum on best practices for wellness programs, speaker topics include hearing from an executive on the business imperative of building a culture of health, creating a wellness dashboard, legal compliance around wellness programs and hearing from a physician on their barriers to engaging patients to take responsibility for their health. 

We will also have a few surprises - stretch breaks, raffles, information packet on resources to launch your own wellness programs on a shoestring budget, etc.

Get a free wellness information kit. Fun breaks and raffle prizes to those who attend!


  • Board and Chair updates - Chair Members
  • Membership Wellness survey results - Bill Pokluda, Manager, Human Resources, Daymon Worldwide
  • The Business Imperative for Wellness - keynote speaker Ronald A. Williams, Chairman, Aetna, Inc.- Learn from this health care expert why it's a business imperative to garner senior management support to create a culture of health and adopt wellness programs in the workplace. 
  • Legal Impacts to Wellness Programs - Rich Babcock, Mercer - Understand the legal implications surrounding wellness programs and incentives.
  • Employer Forum of Wellness Best Practices & Member Discussion – Join speakers Kari O'Connor from Northeast Utilities, Julie Nofri & Sally Schettino from Sacred Heart University, Kris Foss from Ability Beyond Disability and Nancy Varsos from AIFS in a discussion on wellness program best practices.  Learn strategies from a diverse group of employers, be ready to share your own successes or challenges and take away new ideas for your organization.
  • Building a Wellness Dashboard - Nancy Lusignan, Aetna, Inc. - Review some of the metrics you can use to measure the effectiveness of health and wellness programs. 
  • Barriers to Engaging Patients in the Pursuit of Good Health - Dr. Jim Cox-Chapman, ProHealth Physicians - Hear from a clinician on the challenges they face in engaging their patients to take actions to improve their health and how employers can work collaboratively with clinicians to create more informed health care consumers. 
  • Closing Remarks-Nancy Lusignan, Chair, Consumer Engagement & Wellness Committee

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Time:  7:30 am - 11:00

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193 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT
(203) 777-3494


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CTBGH welcomes companies with over 50 CT based employees to participate in our general membership meetings.

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