Cheryl Larson is the Vice President of the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) and leads its educational and networking activities focused on health benefits management, health improvement and health care reform. Additionally, she oversees several major employer research projects including: National Employer Initiative on Specialty Pharmacy, Value-based Benefit Design Research Series and Preventive Benefits & the ACA. Founded in 1980, MBGH is a leading national employer coalition with over 120 self-insured public and private employers represented by human resources/benefits professionals, who provide health care benefits for more than 4 million individuals.
Cheryl joined MBGH in 1983 and served as the Director of Membership Development. In 1996, she went on to work for a population health management company, serving as the Director of Employer Services. She returned to MBGH in 2006. She is a national speaker on MBGH research, offering expertise on employer best practices in value-based benefits, incentives, consumerism, engagement, wellness, communications and biologic/specialty drug management.
She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Employee Health Studies at the University of Illinois/Chicago School of Public Health and in recent years has served on various industry boards.