National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

Mammograms are for At-Risk Men Too

Mammography has saved hundreds of thousands of women's lives by detecting breast cancer early and can do the same for men. A recent study found men with breast cancer had a higher mortality rate than women with the disease.
Finding Cancer Drugs That Work is Complex
Enthusiastic about science? Here's a perspective from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, one of our members.
Some Cancer Survivors are Going Broke Fighting to Stay Alive

Almost one in four American cancer survivors said they struggled to pay medical bills, according to a new CDC report, and one third have worried about their out-of-pocket medical costs.
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National Dental Hygiene Month

An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.
Health Literacy Month

This is a time to promote the importance of understandable health information. Low health literacy costs the health care system and organizations $238 billion a year because patients don't fully understand what their providers need them to know.
"What's ICER?" NEBGH Members are in the Know!
Many of you had heard about ICER, but were uncertain about what it does. Our webinar, featuring ICER's Sarah Emond, discusses ICER's value-based framework for drug pricing. If you work in benefits, but are not a NEBGH member, contact us for the webinar recording.
NEBGH Members in the News!
Well done! Many NEBGH members made the 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list. The list recognizes companies for "knowing the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported."

NEBGH is excited to acknowledge the following members for earning this distinction:
  • AbbVie
  • American Express
  • Barclays
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Deloitte
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Merck
  • MetLife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Novo Nordisk
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Prudential Financial
  • PwC
  • Sanofi U.S.
  • TIAA
  • Verizon
  • Viacom
Upcoming Industry Events
October 17, 2019
8:00 - 10:30AM

Let’s face the facts: the world of employee benefits is more complex than ever. Millennials are entering the workforce. Baby Boomers are heading for retirement. Gen X is squeezed in the middle. Join EBRI and Morgan Lewis as we explore everything from emergency savings and 401(k) Plans to HSAs, high cost health claims, the latest retirement and health policy, and more.
November 7, 2019
5:00 - 7:30PM

HR/benefits leaders are invited to join Crossover Health to hear about their ground-breaking new digital-physical platform and value-on-investment services, all in one Connected System of Health.

Wine reception, discussion and demo, followed by a tour of the health center and brand new "digital-first" virtual medicine floor.
November 13, 2019
4:30 - 7:30PM

Join the NYC healthcare leaders, Virta Health and Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR) for an interactive and educational cooking class this November in NYC!  

We'll demonstrate low carbohydrate cooking techniques and their benefits for our patients. Spaces are limited so reserve yours today!
Associate Level Benefits Analyst (Parsippany, NJ)
Curtiss-Wright Corp.