WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of almost 400 large U.S. employers, today announced that Jennifer Hanson, senior vice president, benefits at Fidelity Investments, has been elected to its elite board of directors.
"We are extremely pleased to have someone with Jennifer's expertise join our board and support our employer members in their continuing efforts to address today's complex healthcare benefit issues," said Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. "Jennifer is a true leader. I am confident that her extensive experience and strong background as a human resource and benefits executive will be a tremendous asset to our board and members."
Ms. Hanson, who joined Fidelity in 2006, has more than 18 years of experience in health care and employee benefits. In her current role as senior vice president, benefits, she is responsible for the overall strategy, development and oversight of employee benefits for Fidelity's 40,000 domestic employees. Ms. Hanson is a member of the HR Executive team at Fidelity and also serves as the company's spokesperson for wellness and has championed the development of Fidelity's "Well for Life" initiatives.
Ms. Hanson received her B.A. from the University of Maine, with high distinction, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
Pamela Kimmet, Chairman of the Board of the National Business Group on Health, commented: "This is a critical time for employers all across the country as they grapple with rising health care costs and the implementation of the health care reform law. We are thrilled that Jennifer has agreed to serve on our board and we look forward to her many contributions to our entire membership."
About the National Business Group on Health(SM)
The National Business Group on Health (the Business Group) is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care and health benefits challenges.
Business Group members are primarily Fortune 500 companies and large public-sector employers-representing the nation's most innovative health care purchasers-that provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. The Business Group fosters the development of a safe, high-quality health care delivery system and treatments based on scientific evidence of effectiveness. Business Group members share strategies for controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality of care, increasing productivity and supporting healthy lifestyles.