A Coalition Formed by Employers for Employers

Manufacturing Executive Association (MEA), a group of Fort Smith, Arkansas manufacturers, faced with double-digit healthcare cost increases, formed a committee to meet with healthcare providers to address the situation.

Out of that committee Employers Health Coalition was formed.  While EHC employers were not healthcare experts, they were experts at evaluating problems and finding solutions.  The problem was simple, unprecedented healthcare cost increases.   The solution was complex. 

What began as the development of a low cost hospital and physician network has grown into a nationally recognized voice for employers advocating value and innovation in healthcare by way of these Key Actions:

  • Representing Employers in Negotiations for the Highest Quality Healthcare at the Lowest Possible Cost
  • Promoting Transparency in Healthcare Costs and Quality
  • Providing Educational Opportunities Across all Levels of Coalition Membership
  • Providing a Vehicle for Employers to Exchange Ideas & Information about Healthcare

Employers’ Health Coalition (EHC), is a one-of-a-kind, value-based, transparent hospital and physician network for Arkansas employers. EHC is a healthcare organization specifically created by employers, for employers.

Today we save our employers millions of dollars annually through strategic provider negotiations coupled with an unyielding demand for value-based, high-quality healthcare. EHC, a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, continues our mission to establish and promote programs and activities designed to strengthen employer provided healthcare.

In 2010, applying the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in over 20 years of experience, EHC formed the first of its kind, employer developed transparent PBM., Employers’ Choice Rx (ECRx).