Employee Benefits, Health Care Thought Leader and Strategist Michael Thompson Named National Business Coalition on Health CEO

PwC exec will lead efforts to convene business community to transform health care performance and health

Feb 29, 2016, 08:50 ET from National Business Coalition on Health

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Thompson, a principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), has been offered and accepted the position of President and CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH). NBCH is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose members are local, regional and state-wide purchaser-led coalitions focused on health care and benefits. Through its 51 coalition members, NBCH reaches over 7,000 employers and approximately 35 million employees and their dependents in communities across the US.

"NBCH, together with our affiliated coalitions, is uniquely positioned to empower employers and their stakeholders to achieve better health, well-being and value in our companies, our communities, and our country," said Thompson. "Coalitions play a critical role as corporate benefit staff have limited resources, greater compliance burdens and higher performance and financial expectations. Collective and collaborative efforts are required to develop and execute strategies in this rapidly changing environment. I look forward to leading the charge for NBCH and its members as our business coalitions, collectively, act as a national force to bring about meaningful change."

Karen van Caulil, NBCH Board Chair and President and CEO, Florida Health Care Coalition, commented, "Mike brings us more than 30 years of diverse and relevant experience and a clear passion and reputation for thought leadership, collaboration and making an impact. He has the ideal skill set and relationships with business and other key stakeholders to lead NBCH in this rapidly changing business environment. We look forward to working with him to build and leverage the collective strength of our member coalitions."

At PwC for the past 20 years, Thompson is a national thought leader for business health strategies and health system reform. He has worked with major employers and other stakeholders on sustainable cost reduction, integrated health, wellness and consumerism, retiree health, private health exchanges and health reform. Known for developing and promoting collaborative cross-sector health industry initiatives, Mike participated on the steering board of the World Economic Forum's "Working towards Wellness" initiative and co-founded the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC). Prior to joining PwC, Mike served as an executive with diverse roles with Prudential Healthcare for over 17 years.

Mike is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, serving on the Health Practice Council, and chairs the Medicare Sub-Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA). He is also widely recognized as a leading national advocate for mental health and well-being and was Past President of the New York City chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Mike has also been an active member of the board of the Northeast Business Group on Health for the past 11 years.

About the National Business Coalition on Health 
National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose members are purchaser-led health care coalitions, representing more than 7,000 employers, unions and local governments, and approximately 35 million employees and dependents across the United States. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. NBCH seeks to accelerate the nation's progress toward safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population. Follow on Twitter: @NBCH.

NBCH will host its 21st Annual Conference, Sept. 26-28, 2016 in Orlando.

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SOURCE National Business Coalition on Health