Santiago Leon, JD
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Santiago Leon, J.D., is Senior Consultant/Florida Practice Leader with BenRx Employee Benefits Consultants. In addition to consultation on self-funded health plans, he advises employers on conventional group insurance, professional employer organizations (PEO’s) and health promotion programs. He also practiced law for ten years and worked in a number of public and non-profit social service and economic development agencies.
In addition to his professional work, he has taken an active role in numerous community activities. He currently serves as a member of the Dr. Antonio Jorge Social and Economic Development Council (SEDC), an advisory committee to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. He served as chair of the Board of County Commissioners Healthcare Task Force, and was the founding chair of the Worksite Wellness Committee and the Committee on Health and the Built Environment of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade. He also served as a director of Florida CHAIN (Community Health Action and Information Network) and on the City of Coral Gables Insurance Advisory Committee, the School Board's Advisory Committee on Efficiency and Competition, and the Miami-Dade County Living Wage Commission.
He authored "Florida's Medicaid experiments haven't moved in right direction," op-ed in The Miami Herald, April 22, 2011; "¿Por qué esperar más por atención médica para todos?" ("Why Wait Any Longer for Universal Healthcare?") in Punto de Partida: Stories of Truth and Hope, published by the Human Services Coalition, 2007; and "Group Disability Insurance (LTD): Common Gaps in Coverage and Potential Remedies" in The Network (newsletter of the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators), August 1993.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.