SOURCE: National Business Group on Health

November 07, 2013 09:15 ET

National Business Group on Health Elects Janice Uhlig, General Motors Human Resource Executive, to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 375 large U.S. employers, today announced that Janice Uhlig, executive director of global compensation and benefits at General Motors Company, has been elected to its elite board of directors. 

"We are extremely pleased to have someone with Janice'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. "Janice is a leader in every sense of the word and her deep experience both as a human resource and finance executive will be a tremendous asset to our board and members."

Ms. Uhlig has served as executive director of global compensation and benefits at GM since January, 2009. In her position, she has overall responsibility for executive compensation and benefits, global pay plans and benefits, International Assignment Service and HR policy. In 2010, Ms. Uhlig was named Secretary of the Executive Compensation Committee of the General Motors Company Board of Directors. Before joining the human resources team at GM in 2007, she held various finance executive positions at GM.

Ms. Uhlig earned her Honours Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and her Master's Degree in Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Pamela Kimmet, Chairman of the Board of the National Business Group on Health, commented: "We are delighted that Janice has agreed to serve on our board. With the implementation of the health care reform law proceeding, this is a critical time for our members. Janice brings a wealth of global experience to our board and to the entire membership, and all of us look forward to her many contributions." 

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.

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