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Health Innovations Forum
Mission & Objectives
The Health Innovations Forum (HIF) was formed to assist large employers in the process of identifying and accelerating the adoption of innovations in employee benefits, health, and well-being. There are many solutions in the market today and frequent new entrants. Participation on HIF helps employers understand the landscape of new innovators and assess which providers, products and technologies have the ability to create valuable and sustained disruption. What sets HIF apart is its focus on effective implementation of innovative strategies – not just contracting with emerging vendors – and its connection to the Business Group’s membership of hundreds of employers and industry stakeholders, which gives it a sizeable platform to push the conversation on innovation across the health care ecosystem in the U.S. and globally. The Forum facilitates identification and evaluation of technology and solutions via input from large employer members, with the ability to improve employee health and/or the efficiency, delivery, or consumer experience within the health care system. Whether a solution’s goal is to work directly with an employer or is offered via an intermediary such as the health plan or navigator, the objective of HIF is adoption, acceleration, and integration of efficient and viable solutions.
UPCOMING Deadlines
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January 2021
Health Innovations Application Deadline - January 31

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Forum Participants

The HIF consists of Business Group member companies with a strong interest in innovation and experience as early adopters of new solutions. Forum members will help assess the value proposition and operational readiness of startups offering new solutions for the large employer market. The Health Industry Council – a companion group to HIF – is made up of leading industry partners who work with employers deliver high quality, innovative benefits. See below for more details.

Employer Members
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Mission & Objectives
The HIF consists of Business Group member companies, Fortune 100-500 organizations and others who are leaders in innovation and are early adopters of emerging strategies to improve health and experience for employees and their families. Forum members participate in assessing the value proposition and operational readiness of several startups and other innovators’ offerings for the employer market. Members also have access to test and implement HIF applicant solutions, thereby accelerating efficiency of adoption and integration of cutting-edge solutions.

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The goal is simple: to accelerate the adoption and integration of effective innovations.

Ellen Kelsay, President and CEO, Business Group on Health

Start-Ups

The value that the HIF provides applicants is a unique and direct opportunity through which innovative solutions and providers can gain knowledge from, access to, and in some cases, implementation with the world's largest and most prominent organizations. Leveraging this Business Group forum, solutions with the most compelling value proposition will be assessed by and gain exposure and potential entry into the large employer market. HIF is the only industry innovation forum that goes beyond merely assessing existing and emerging solutions and providing startups with exposure, but importantly also provides meaningful feedback and direction about how best to integrate and accelerate these solutions within an employer’s broader ecosystem of vendors and internal and external partners and stakeholders.

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Exposure to Large Employers
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Feedback on Your Solution
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Possibility to Pilot Your Solution

How It Works

Preliminary Assessment
Sell us your idea.
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Internal Review
Idea is considered for applicability to employer value proposition
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Complete Application
If your application is deemed appropriate for employers, you will be asked to answer a few additional questions to complete your application.
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Review & Selection
Business Group experts vet all applications and select about five to invite to present to the HIF.
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Presentation to Health Innovations Forum
A fee of $3,500 is required for companies to present to HIF.
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Employer Introduction
Business Group staff will directly connect HIF member companies that express interest in follow-up conversations with presenting startups. 
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Application FAQs

Applications may be submitted to the Health Innovations Forum using our online application tool. Apply Here.

The application is divided into two steps:

  • 1 | Assessment: Six questions seeking basic information about your health care solution. Your answers determine whether your proposed solution will pass the applicability and value proposition factors that large employers are seeking. Assessments typically take 5 business days to determine if you meet the criteria.
  • 2 | Full Application: If approved, you will be asked to complete the full application. The application will ask you to share additional information about your company, its operational readiness and capabilities, as well as the cost and requirements to implement the solution.
The application will include questions on:
  • The Value Proposition for Employers;
  • The Effectiveness of the Solution;
  • Operational Capabilities and Readiness;
  • Cost; and
  • Requirements for Implementation.

There is no fee to complete the application. However, if selected to present to the Health Innovations Forum, there is a fee of $3,500 required to secure your spot.

The application will be open at all times; however, we will have specific deadlines for each of the three annual Forum meetings to allow sufficient time for review and selection. Applications that come in after the deadline will be held until the next review period.

The application is divided into two steps:

  • 1 | Assessment: Six questions seeking basic information about your health care solution. Your answers determine whether your proposed solution will pass the applicability and value proposition factors that large employers are seeking. Assessments typically take 5 business days to determine if you meet the criteria.
  • 2 | Full Application: If approved, you will be asked to complete the full application. The application will ask you to share additional information about your company, its operational readiness and capabilities, as well as the cost and requirements to implement the solution.

Applicants will receive a response within 5 business days of submitting their preliminary application. This response will either advance them to the full application, or terminate the process for those who do not meet the criteria for the large employer market. The second part of the application must be completed before the application deadline to be considered for the next HIF Council meeting.

Industry Partner Members
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Mission & Objectives
The Health Industry Council, a companion group to HIF, is comprised of established industry partners in the business of partnering with employers to deliver high quality, innovative and effective benefits to employees and their families. The Council meets both independently and regularly with HIF members to help assess emerging innovators and drive the discussion about how to effectively integrate new strategies or solutions into the broader suite of employers’ existing benefits ecosystems. Facilitating connections with large employers, gaining valuable feedback, and creating access and opportunities to learn from these members and understand their challenges and needs creates significant opportunities for solution providers.

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Past Presenters

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