Sander the National Practice Leader for Consumerism at Mercer. He has led many health innovation efforts developing and implementing non-traditional solutions that reshape the marketplace. His work often revolves around emerging benefits and ways to encourage groups to become more involved and informed around health care cost and quality. Areas of focus include solving client problems, health care strategy and transformation, consumer directed health care, health management, well-being and benefit decision support.
Sander’s prior experience includes project management in the Health & Group Benefits Delivery Services group at a large multi-national consulting firm for benefits administration outsourcing. In this capacity he addressed benefits-related outsourcing issues, systems integration, design, and testing as well as database administration and training. Prior to benefits outsourcing project management, Sander managed a hearing health care facility in Southern California, giving him exposure to issues from the provider perspective.
Sander is a frequent presenter at health care and benefits-related events, is often quoted in the media around health and benefit issues, has published articles in Benefits Quarterly, Employee Benefit News, HR Magazine, Workforce and HR Executive and was awarded “Most Innovative Benefits Consultant” by IHC. His consulting assignments include work with many of the largest organizations in America, as well as many small and mid-sized public and private entities in both the benefits and product development areas.
Sander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University, a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a certificate in Human Resources Management from Cornell.