"Why Are we Members of CBGH?
To change the way we do healthcare. For too long, employers have allowed insurance companies to act as intermediaries in the healthcare purchasing process, which has left us isolated and unaware of what providers (specifically, facilities) are being reimbursed for and whether or not it is fair and reasonable. It is our belief that by partnering with CBGH we can collaborate with other Colorado employers to have a unified voice and purchasing power to negotiate direct pay arrangements with local providers that offer the best quality healthcare at the lowest cost for our community. Specific to Northern Colorado, healthcare costs are on average 150% higher compared to the Denver metro market. As health systems continue to consolidate and there becomes fewer competitors in the marketplace, we can in turn work with other National Business Group on Health networks to identify centers of excellence to steer our health plan members towards, and learn what other employers across the country are doing to address this ever-growing crisis. CBGH is a catalyst for change, and we are excited to be a part of that effort."
Jennifer Whitener, CEBS
, Benefits Manager - Larimer County