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Welcome to EMPAQ®

The National Business Group on Health® and Truven Health Analytics would like to say thank you to all organizations that participated in the relaunch of EMPAQ® for the 2014 program year! As promised, participants will receive their personalized reports in the falldetailing how each program performs to other large employers as well as recommendations for program improvements.

If you were unable to participate in this year’s survey a summary report will also be available at this time. We hope you will join us next year for the 2015 program year.

Additionally,the inaugural Health Leadership and Business Excellence Award winners will be announced at the Business Group's National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital in October in Boston! Stay tuned for this special announcement as we highlight those companies that have shown excellence and efficiency in administration of the health and productivity programs that directly impact business performance.


What is EMPAQ®?

EMPAQ® (Employer Measures of Productivity, Absence and Quality™) is an employer developed and driven measurement tool. It was created by employers to provide other employers credible metrics that they can use to assess the performance of their health, productivity and absence programs. EMPAQ® provides employers with a framework by which to monitor and measure how well their human capital investments are paying off. By focusing on the management of absence, health and productivity programs, EMPAQ® offers valuable insight as HR and benefits professionals assess their strategy and manage costs.

Starting in April, employers will be able to submit company-level data to EMPAQ® about their key health and productivity programs and receive customized individual reports to show how their programs perform compared to other large employers. Truven Health Analytics, a leading data analytics company, in collaboration with the National Business Group on Health, will collect and analyze how successful large employers have been in managing their health, absence and productivity programs.

EMPAQ® Data Submission Resources:

The following documents were developed to assist employers and their strategic partners with the submission of data to EMPAQ®
  • Data Dictionary: Provides detailed definitions of all EMPAQ® measures.
  • FAQs: A summary of common questions asked about EMPAQ®.
  • Submission Checklist: The checklist includes all questions and measures in the EMPAQ® survey.
  • EMPAQ® Sample Report: This is a snapshot of what the individual company report will look like.


In addition, we have created resources specifically for strategic partners to help them in assisting clients with submission of data:

  • Email Template: This template provides an overview of what EMPAQ® is and how it might be valuable to employers/clients.
  • EMPAQ® Basics: This brief slide deck provides an overview of EMPAQ® that can be used when presenting on EMPAQ®.
  • Helping Your Clients with Their Online EMPAQ® Submission: This short instruction sheet highlights how you, as a strategic partner, may be able to directly input information for your clients.



Questions? Contact us at Empaq@truvenhealth.com or 855-878-8367 (855-TRUVENQ)

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