Who We Are

Celebrating 44 Years of Enhancing the Value of Health Benefits

Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is a 501c3 non-profit supporting employers seeking solutions to better manage the high cost of health care and the health and productivity of their covered populations. Founded in 1980, MBGH offers members leading educational programs, employer-directed research projects, purchasing opportunities and community-based activities that increase the value of health care services and the health benefits they offer to members. MBGH serves over 150 companies who provide benefits to over 4 million lives, with employer members spending more than $15 billion on health care each year.

The Source for Leading Health Benefits Professionals

MBGH promotes the "Purchaser" perspective on health benefits and health care. Our mission is to advance leadership, collaboration and knowledge among employers and stakeholders to continuously improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health benefits, health care and the health and productivity of the community.


Education, Networking and Benchmarking

View a list of current activities. Our programs offer high-quality programming that highlights the expertise of leading-edge employers and industry experts. Educational activities foster benchmarking and networking among member companies and other health care stakeholders.

Health Benefits Research

Discover a number of helpful toolkits and resources on key health benefits and health improvement topics. MBGH is a leader in analyzing and reporting on the health benefits management activities of employers and their impact on health of covered populations.

Community Initiatives

Find a variety of community-focused initiatives that MBGH leads to address quality, safety and cost issues in the health care system. As a well-known catalyst and facilitator, MBGH brings health care stakeholders together to work towards common solutions that improve the health of the community.

Health Benefits Purchasing

Access important information for purchasing decisions that take advantage of leveraging combined dollars and lives to obtain better rates and services. Through its affiliate, the Midwest Health Purchasers Collaborative (MHPC), MBGH has developed buying groups and conducts due diligence and endorses health benefits products and services for its members.