FACTS

Created in 1992, Fond du Lac Area Businesses On Health (FABOH) is an employer-owned business coalition with more than 20 Shareholder and Member organizations. FABOH’s purpose is to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of health care services purchased by Fond du Lac area employers.

FOR EMPLOYERS

  • Pools member purchasing power representing nearly 12,000 employees
  • Contracts directly with providers resulting in employer benefits at a reasonable price
  • Increases employer savings through a 3-Tier benefit plan design
  • Provides organization-specific utilization data
  • Works with members to assess/evaluate existing wellness programs, as well as designing and implementing new ones
  • Creates employer-specific wellness plans
  • Develops and maintains wellness tools and resources for member employers
  • Implements coalition-wide wellness initiatives such as Self-Care, PreDiabetes, and Financial Wellness
  • Offers cost-free consultation to members
  • Provides educational opportunities
  • Provides Health Risk Assessment for employees and spouses at no additional cost
  • Facilitates employee and family member access to near site offered through Agnesian Healthcare Work and Wellness

FOR EMPLOYEES

  • Ensures that employees are able to go to providers that produce the best care at a reasonable cost
  • Manages a network of nearly 7,000 providers
  • Provides a local office to answer questions and provide navigational needs

FOR THE PROVIDER COMMUNITY

  • Creates steerage to in-network providers
  • Negotiates a competitive fee schedule
  • Maintains an organization committed to working with providers to improve health care in the community

FOR THE COMMUNITY

  • Keeps health care dollars local:
    • Supports expanded healthcare services, facilities, and technologies
    • Ensures demand for doctors and nurses locally
    • Contributes to better opportunity for employee recruitment
    • Successfully lead Well City initiative

OUTCOMES

  • Best in class pricing for services purchased
  • In-network utilization greater than 90%
  • Partnership with Health Payment Systems (HPS) for FABOH Advantage
  • Partnership with National Cooperative Rx

FUTURE IMPERATIVES

  • Maintain focus on reducing health care costs through provider discounts
  • Measure and report provider value and quality
  • Further efforts to avoid future health care consumption
    • Ensure preventative care strategies are maximized
    • Increase health literacy and consumerism
  • Manage collaborative and productive working relationships with providers
  • Lead Well City Fond du Lac Initiative