Principal and Senior Consultant
Mercer Health & Benefits Services
Sander is a Principal and Senior Consultant housed in the Mercer Health & Benefits Services (Mercer) Newport Beach, California office. He is Mercer’s National Practice Leader for Consumerism and leads Engagement efforts for the Total Health Management group, specializing in emerging benefits and ways to encourage groups to become involved and informed around health care cost and quality. Areas of focus include health care strategy, consumer directed health care, health and benefits decision support tools, web health resources, HR portals and online benefits.
Sander’s prior experience includes project management in the Health & Group Benefits Delivery Services group at a large multi-national consulting firm for flexible benefits administration outsourcing. In this capacity he addressed outsourcing issues, systems integration, design, and testing as well as database administration and training relating to flexible benefits. 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 and has published articles in Benefits Quarterly, Employee Benefit News, HR Magazine, Workforce and HR Executive. His consulting assignments include work with many large and small public and private organizations 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.