NSBA Welcomes UnitedHealthcare as Health and Wellness Partner

November 9, 2018

Alexandria, Va., (November 9, 2018) -- We are pleased to announce that UnitedHealthcare is NSBA’s Health and Wellness Partner. As America’s largest health insurance provider, UnitedHealthcare is well positioned to help school districts with innovative approaches to enhance employee benefits and reduce costs. UnitedHealthcare will support the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and our mission by providing school leaders with education initiatives to help drive down health care costs, address health disparities, and enhance wellness inside and outside the classroom.

“NSBA seeks to be the leading advocate for accessible, affordable and quality employee health care in addition to addressing the broad issues facing the future of health in our public schools,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director and CEO. “This new collaboration with UnitedHealthcare gives us access to programs and research around public health and wellness that school districts will find valuable in addressing their unique needs.”

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company’s health plan and clinical leaders will present at key NSBA forums such as the Annual Conference in Philadelphia and the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Conference. NSBA members also will have access to white papers, research and other publications, including its annual America’s Health Rankings report.

“We share NSBA’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of public school teachers, staff and their students,” said Phil Barbaro, Senior Vice President, State and Local Government, Public Sector and Labor at UnitedHealthcare. “Organizations like NSBA play an important role in enhancing the health and well-being of our communities across the country. We will work closely with NSBA leadership to share innovative approaches to enhance employee benefits and reduce health care costs.”


The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. NSBA believes education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential. The association represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. 

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