December 2016

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BHCG Leadership Announced for 2017

One of the unique strengths of the BHCG is the vision, commitment and guidance from our member employers' CEOs and the tireless work of member representatives who set the strategic direction for our organization. For 2017 the following individuals have agreed to serve in leadership roles:

  • CEO Executive Committee
    • Keith Nosbusch, Chairman, Rockwell Automation, Inc.
    • Paul Purcell, Chairman, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
    • Todd Teske, Chairman, President & CEO, Briggs & Stratton Corporation
  • Executive Steering Committee
    • Candace Arentz, Assistant Director, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
    • Teri Carpenter, Director, Global Benefits, Rockwell Automation, Inc.
    • Lisa Mrozinski, Director of Total Rewards, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
    • Frank Pacetti, City Administrator, City of Kenosha
    • Dennis Salentine, US Benefits, Vice President, Human Resources, BMO Financial Group
    • James Sheeran, Director, Corporate Benefits, MillerCoors LLC
    • Ellen Vebber, Senior Manager, Employee Benefits, Briggs and Stratton Corporation
    • A yet-to-be-determined representative from Bemis Manufacturing, Sheboygan Falls

BHCG Establishes Operational Oversight Subcommitte

Recently the BHCG established its newest subcommittee – the Operational Oversight Subcommittee. Representatives from BHCG staff, member employers and Willis Towers Watson will meet with UnitedHealthcare staff monthly to oversee their administrative operations and processes on behalf of member employers to drive continuous quality improvement. Member employers represented on the Subcommittee include BMO Financial Group, Robert W. Baird, MillerCoors and Rockwell Automation. The Subcommittee will be chaired by Paula Swafford, manager of health and welfare plans at Rockwell Automation.

Member employers with questions or issues that may need the attention of the Subcommittee, should contact Jeffrey Kluever at 262-875-3312 X1; or Jennifer LaMere at 262-875-3312 X3;

BHCG Establishes a YouTube Channel

The BHCG now has its own YouTube channel as a place to house several videos we have produced promoting the value of membership in our organization. Recorded at our recent annual meeting, the videos provide valuable insights from member employer representatives and UnitedHealthcare product specialists about the benefits, products and services available to employers through membership in the BHCG.

In addition, UnitedHealthcare is in the process of developing several videos describing the benefits available to employers through the Business Health Care Group/UnitedHealthcare partnership. These videos will also be posted to the BHCG YouTube channel.

The videos are also available on our website. – Domain Name Change Now Complete

Last edition we reported on the imminent change of our domain name. We are pleased to report the domain name change is now complete. Our new domain name,, reflects our decision to expand geographically into northeast Wisconsin and shortens our URL from

Correspondingly, our email addresses have changed. You can contact us at:

We plan to maintain the old email addresses for some time, so your emails will still get to us.


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