National Business Group on Health Elects Erik Sossa, PepsiCo Benefits Executive, to Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2015) - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 425 large U.S. employers, announced today the appointment of Erik Sossa, vice president, global benefits and wellness, at PepsiCo, Inc. to its elite board of directors.
"We are extremely pleased to have someone with Erik's background and expertise join our board and support our employer members in their continuing efforts to address today's health improvement and health care management challenges," said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. "I am confident that Erik's experience as a benefits executive at one of the world's leading companies and his deep understanding of health care will be a tremendous asset to our board and members."
In his current role, Sossa is responsible for the design, administration and compliance of PepsiCo's benefits and wellness programs around the world. He began his career at PepsiCo in 1996 and served various roles in the compensation and benefits groups at both PepsiCo and its affiliate, The Pepsi Bottling Group. In those roles, Sossa was responsible for the design, administration and financial management of Pepsi's retirement, health & welfare and executive compensation programs.
Sossa is an Enrolled Actuary under the Joint Board of Enrolled Actuaries. He earned a BS degree in mathematics from Manhattan College.
"I am delighted that Erik has agreed to serve on our board and assist our employer members in their efforts to navigate today's complex health care benefits system," said Judith Verhave, the Chairman of the Board of the National Business Group on Health. "Erik is a true leader and innovator, and I look forward to his many contributions."
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group members, which include 71 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.