Sher Sparano has over 30 years of experience in the health care industry. She has held positions at all levels in the employee benefits and health care arena, including working as a benefits specialist for multiple hospitals/medical centers, as an administrator for the New York State Nurses Benefits and Pension Funds, as a senior executive at Empire BlueCross/Blue Shield, and as a vice president of BlueCross Maryland’s managed care division.
Sher has extensive experience overseeing benefit design and implementation, negotiations, participant enrollment, education, customer service and consulting, underwriting, claim processing, marketing, contracts, employee handbooks, conflict resolution and much more.
Sher and her husband founded Benefits Advisory Service, Inc., where she took on numerous consulting projects, offering clients a unique advantage with her invaluable wraparound expertise in the health care arena. In 2017, Benefits Advisory Service joined the OneGroup team of insurance, risk management, employee benefit and human resources specialists to offer her clients expanded resources and to better advocate on their behalf.
Sher remains active in the health care community with local and national participation in the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). She regularly attends critical meetings in Albany and Washington, D.C.
A firm believer in community service involvement, Sher serves as a Board Member in the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the Samaritan Foundation, and the Rego Park/Forest Hills Lions Club to name a few.