SJC to Host 2nd Annual Expert Lecture on Health Care

PATCHOGUE, NY – OCTOBER 27, 2009 – St. Joseph’s College will host its 2nd annual expert lecture on health care, “How Health Care Reform Could Affect Your Insurance Premiums” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Geoffrey C. Sandler, F.S.A., M.A.A.A., staff vice president and actuary at WellPoint, Inc., will be the featured guest speaker.

Responsible for pricing Medicaid and state children’s health insurance programs for WellPoint’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Unicare subsidiaries, Geoffrey Sandler is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Prior to working at Empire, he held numerous insurance and actuarial positions at MetLife, Mercer and Cigna.

“While Americans follow the health care debate that talks about trillions and billions, the average person cares mostly about the dollars and cents issue of how it will affect their health care premiums,” said John Sardelis, Dr.P.H., associate chairperson of  health administration and founder of the St. Joseph’s College Healthcare Center for Outreach, Research and Education (C.O.R.E.).

This event, which is being sponsored by the School of Professional and Graduate Studies and Health C.O.R.E. at St. Joseph’s College, is free and open to the public and will be held in the McGann Conference Center at the College’s Long Island Campus. A wine and cheese reception will take place at 6 p.m. A question and answer session will immediately follow the lecture at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please e-mail Meg Cammareri at

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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