About Us

The Houston Business Coalition on Health is The leading resource for Houston employers dedicated to providing health benefits at a sustainable cost while improving the quality and employee experience of their delivery through effective benefits design and collective employer influence.” HBCH is a non-profit 501C(3) organization that was formed in 2013 as a merger between the former Houston Wellness Association and Houston Business Group on Health.    

HBCH is an employer-centric organization that allows for the sharing of evidence-based strategies and practices, while using its collective influence to assist employers effectively and efficiently deliver the spectrum of its health benefits investments.  Employer-centric implies that the value of healthcare and benefits delivery is viewed from the focal lens of the employer.  HBCH is able to discuss and impact employer health in a unique environment that brings together employers, health plans, hospital systems, physicians, benefits consultants and other health services providers.   All healthcare is local, so much of HBCH’s effort is oriented towards local improvement.  However, HBCH works with national organizations to assist employers achieve improvement in other cities where its employer members may have a presence.

 

Membership benefits of HBCH include:

  • Unlimited number of attendees at any HBCH event at no cost

  • Actionable programming presented by employers to employers

  • Networking with employer peers at programs and employer-only roundtables

  • Participation in national and local benchmarking

  • Collective influence with health delivery systems and health plans

  • Access to National Business Coalition on Health resources & services

  • Access to Integrated Benefits Institute resources & services

  • Access to HBCH Executive Director and Board of Directors health benefits expertise

  • Opportunity to participate in HBCH community health initiatives

Annual membership rates:

  • Non-Profit                                                         $500

  • Employers <2,000 employees                         $1000

  • Employers 2,000–9,999 employees                $2,000

  • Employers >10,000                                         $3,000

  • Associate*                                                       $4,000

*Associate members are those whose primary business is healthcare delivery (hospitals, health plans, benefits consultants, etc.)  and provide marketing/business development support for those organizations.

 

VALUE OF HBCH MEMBERSHIP

 

  • HBCH is an advocate for local employers and national employers with a local presence. All HBCH activities are focused on assisting employers reduce the cost of health benefits and improve the quality and experience in their delivery.

  • HBCH is the only organization that brings together all participants of Houston’s health care market in a forum designed to facilitate collaboration and change, i.e., employers, health plans, hospital systems, physicians, consultants and brokers, and other health services providers.

  • HBCH provides access to resources of national organizations dedicated to improving employer healthcare and its delivery. Examples include the National Business Coalition on Health and its regional member coalitions, and the Integrated Benefits Institute.

  • HBCH provides opportunities to collaborate with local organizations whose mission and activities overlap with the interests of HBCH members. Examples include the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, Houston Composition & Benefits, Cities Changing Diabetes and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative.

  • HBCH provides a minimum of seven educational programs each year. Members can have an unlimited number of attendees at any HBCH event. As an employer-centric organization, program content will be delivered by employers with support and particpation of their provider network.  Continuing education credits for a variety of professional certifications are obtained when appropriate.  

  • HBCH conducts a minimum of six employer-only roundtable discussions. Each roundtable will provide opportunities for employers to dialogue with their peers on a topic of current concern.

  • HBCH provides member-only access to healthcare and health benefits design and delivery benchmarking reports, and to relevant news about local and national healthcare and delivery that impact Houston’s employer community.

  • HBCH members have access to the health benefits expertise and expansive professional network of its Executive Director and it Board of Directors.