Shari Davidson

Shari Davidson is vice president of the National Business Group on Health. The Business Group is a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspectives on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care problems. She is responsible for the Institute on Health Care Costs and Solutions (including the National Committee on Evidence-Based Benefit Design, the National Leadership Committee on Consumerism and Engagement, the Payment and Delivery Reform: Employer and Health Plans Committee and the National Committee on Pharmacy Benefits and Personalized Medicine) and the annual Business Health Agenda conference.

Previously, Davidson was vice president of benefits at Visant Corporation (Visant). At Visant, she was responsible for the design, finance, communication and administration of health, welfare and wellness programs, retirement plans, Human Resources Information Systems and payroll. Visant was named a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles® seven years in a row and had medical trend well below the national average. Prior to joining Visant, Davidson worked for a large printing company, Quebecor World, for eight years in a similar capacity and spent eight years as a benefits consultant with Hewitt and William M. Mercer.

Before joining the staff, Davidson was an active member of the Business Group for 12 years, including being a founding member and co-chair of the Institute on Health Care Costs and Solutions, a founding member of the Institute on the Costs and Health Effects of Obesity, now the Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being, and a participant on the National Committee on Evidence-Based Benefit Design and the Public Policy Advisory Group. She served on the Client Advisory Boards for Anthem BlueCross BlueShield (as chair of the Clinical Strategy and Measurement Initiative Group), CVS Caremark, Castlight and Truven and on the Special Expertise Panel for Total Rewards/Compensation and Benefits for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Davidson received her B.S. in human development and family studies from Cornell University. She earned her certified employee benefit specialist (CEBS) designation from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Authorship and News Mentions

March 18, 2016 - Resource
Go to top