Central Penn Business Group on Health
The Central Penn Business Group on Health was founded in 1984 as the Lancaster County Business Group on Health. The organization was founded by a group of employers concerned about the cost and quality of healthcare benefits. At the time, all of the health systems in the county were locally owned and operated and our focus on Lancaster County made sense. The organization was and continues today to operate as an independent, non-profit affiliate of The Lancaster Chamber.
In 2017, the Board of Directors of LCBGH voted to expand our reach and change our name to the Central Penn Business Group on Health. This decision was made based on the changing ownership and operation of our local health systems as well as the increasing mobility in the workforce. Today, our focus is on serving employers based in Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York Counties.
The membership of the Central Penn Business Group on Health crosses public and private sectors and represents more than 100,000 employees covered lives. We represent a wide variety of employers – small and large, union and non-union – and we encourage a responsible partnership between employers and employees to create an environment for the wise use of health benefits at affordable costs.
The Central Penn Business Group on Health is recognized as a resource and advocate for quality healthcare in our region, working to help local businesses adapt to the challenges associated with offering healthcare benefits to their workforce. We share real time information employers can use and provide educational and networking forums for companies seeking to make intelligent decisions about the health benefits they offer to their employees and covered family members.
The Central Penn Business Group on Health promotes a collaborative dialogue among all the healthcare stakeholders – purchasers, insurers, medical providers, and brokers. We monitor legislative issues and advocate for reform on such issues as payment reform and transparency. And locally, the Business Group examines quality healthcare delivery issues.