Amid the changing landscape for health care, the confidential and free Minnesota Health Action Group Employer Benefits Survey digs deep into what is and isn’t working for Minnesota employers.

The Survey captures invaluable strategic and tactical plan design details, as well as insights into health plan vendors, prescription drug trends (with an emphasis on specialty pharmacy), wellness programs, market innovations, and more.

Visit to take the Survey between February 5 and 23, 2018!

“The Survey represents an independent source of information that helps benefits leaders keep their finger on the pulse of health care benefits…”

 Read the full Survey blog by Jon Schloemer, director of compensation and benefits for Mills Fleet Farm and Action Group Board member

Annual Employer Benefits Survey Results Meeting March 29!

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Take Advantage of Early Bird Savings for the 11th Annual Employer Leadership Summit!

At our 2018 Annual Employer Leadership Summit (in its 11th year!), we’ll explore the role of PURPOSE in creating vibrant, high-performing, and HEALTHY organizations.

We’ll tackle the tough issues of our time, including the alarming rate of obesity and the opioid epidemic. As always, we’ll focus on breakthrough innovations and demonstrated results.

Interactive polling, engaging sponsors, and robust networking will promote a sense of optimism, collaboration and action.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until March 30!

Members $99, Non-Members $249

Members $199; Non-Members $349 after March 30

Learn more and register!

New Resource for Members! Working Well in Minnesota

One in five Americans suffers from mental illness each year. Of those, 60 percent diagnosed with stress, anxiety and depression do not seek treatment, according to the 2016 State of Mental Health in America report.

In the new Action Group guide, “Working Well in Minnesota,” employers will gain insights and actions for advancing mental health in the workplace. This guide is the result of The Action Group’s Mental Health Learning Network. During 2017, participants heard from a wide array of local and national mental health experts, and the focus is now on turning learning into action.

Members may access the guide by logging in through the Member Center.

Become a Health Care Changemaker! Join the Action Group Today!

Action Group members know from experience that we accomplish more together than any of us can alone. There is strength in our collective voice and progress through our united action. If you’re involved in purchasing health care, developing employee benefit strategies, delivering health care goods or services, or supporting those who do, membership in the Minnesota Health Action Group is for YOU!

Learn more about membership in The Action Group…click HERE!

Innovation Update: Specialty Drug Guiding Coalition

Over 40 Specialty Drug Guiding Coalition members from more than 20 organizations have been working together since February, elevating the discussion to find solutions to the specialty drug challenges affecting employers and their workforces.

As one coalition member said, “We’re sharing our ideas and expertise — essentially our secret sauce — which is only possible because of a real feeling of camaraderie and trust, and a commitment to making things better.”

Please read our Special Edition of Express to learn more!