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Brio COVID-19 Resources

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This resource brings together the latest coronavirus
(COVID-19) content from government websites as well
as a few leading telehealth providers for you and your employees.
Please share with all your family and friends.

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At Brio, we remain committed to
fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture.
We know that diversity makes us stronger.

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The Challenge of
Employee Benefits

In 2004, Brio launched on the idea of getting away from the traditional broker model. After years in the insurance industry, our founders realized that the model simply was not working. A reactive process to benefits was leaving too many executives and HR teams frustrated and unhappy with renewals and benefits year after year. On top of all the work these people were doing, employees were rarely being educated to appreciate the benefits they were offered.

This is where Brio makes the difference with paperless processes, industry leading technology, and an emphasis on educating employees to understand the incredible benefits their employers provide. On top of all this, Brio is always ahead of the curve, no matter what time of year.

How we help:
We bring the right people together to
challenge established thinking
and drive transformation.

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Phase 1: Discovery

In a scant 45 minutes with your company, the Brio team will collect the relevant data, claims history, and learn the issues that are critical to your employees’ wellbeing, financial health, and live event challenges because no two companies are the same.

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Phase 2: Blueprint

With this information, the Brio team builds a tailored plan that will maximize your company’s employee benefits investment to reach your financial goals, and  your employee retention, health, and engagement goals. Your Blueprint is yours to keep.

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Phase 3: Work the Plan

Brio is a full-service insurance and benefits provider serving fully insured, self funded, and captive insurance plans. Brio specializes in Rx Carveouts,  Stop Loss, HR Technology, and Compliance. Want to see your Blueprint? It’s free. Just call us.

Who we serve:

Who we are:
The Brio Team is a group of passionate business experts
who have come together to be part of inventing and
developing a new business model for employee benefits.

Leadership
Rich

Co-founder/partner

 

Richard Kosinski

D: 646-790-7972

C: 718-757-6534

rkosinski@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
A co-founder and partner at Brio Benefits, Rich is a native New Yorker who began a career in insurance at Cigna in 1999. In Rich's free time he enjoys volunteering on the Board of Directors for "A Caring Hand", which aims to help families cope with the death of a family member. After growing up in Queens Rich currently lives with his wife and 2 sons in New Jersey.

Jason

Partner

 

Jason Pastrano

D: 646-790-7973

C: 646-734-1953

jpastrano@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
A co-founder and partner at Brio Benefits, Rich is a native New Yorker who began a career in insurance at Cigna in 1999. In Rich's free time he enjoys volunteering on the Board of Directors for "A Caring Hand", which aims to help families cope with the death of a family member. After growing up in Queens Rich currently lives with his wife and 2 sons in New Jersey.

Kevin

Chief Business Officer

 

Kevin Ritchie

D: 646-790-7987

C: 646-342-3785

kritchie@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
A co-founder and partner at Brio Benefits, Rich is a native New Yorker who began a career in insurance at Cigna in 1999. In Rich's free time he enjoys volunteering on the Board of Directors for "A Caring Hand", which aims to help families cope with the death of a family member. After growing up in Queens Rich currently lives with his wife and 2 sons in New Jersey.

Experts
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Director of Retirement Services

 

Matthew Compton

D: 646-790-7990

C: 929-255-0076

mcompton@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Matt is the Director of Retirement Services for Brio Financial Services. Matt’s enthusiasm and extensive experience in the corporate retirement plan market serve as the building blocks in a process that results in customized solutions for plan sponsors and participants.
Matt is a Smithtown, NY native. He graduated from the University of Scranton, in Scranton, P.A. with a B.S. in Marketing. Matt has over 15 years of experience in the industry. Matt along with his wife, Katie, and three children, Sean, Ellen, and Colin reside in Lincroft, NJ.

Neil

Strategy Advisor

 

Neil Ratsutsky

D: 646-790-7980

C: 917-577-5113

neilr@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Neil is a strategy advisor specializing in the mid-size market and has been in the Healthcare Industry since 2009. After graduating with a Degree in Business Management & Finance from Brooklyn College, Neil worked in various areas of the Pharmaceutical Industry, ran a startup business, and took part in a number of business initiatives before eventually joining Brio Benefits in 2013.
He has brought his unique skillset of large corporate and small business management to his clients and loves every aspect of his role in making a lasting impact on some of the country’s best employers and their staff. Neil now resides in NJ with his wife and their two amazing sons, Sebastian and Jordan.

Vinny

VP of Client Relations

 

Vincent Ashton

D: 646-790-7975

C: 718-309-5064

vashton@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Vinny has worked in the Healthcare industry since 2005. He started his career at a not-for-profit healthcare administrator in NYC as a broker representative. After six years there he decided to make a move to the Brio team. His role includes overall strategic planning , handling escalated issues, and assistance with developing communication, wellness, and lifestyle solutions for his clients. A true student of the industry, Vinny has worked on clients with as little as 3 employees & up to 5,000 employees. He is currently working on obtaining his certification as an employee benefit specialist. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter as well as mentoring children at his former school.

Jordan

Strategy Manager

 

Jordan Cohen

D: 646-790-7986

C: 516-330-4096

jcohen@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
After graduating from the University at Buffalo, Jordan joined Arthur J. Gallagher as a Benefits Analyst. He worked on large group accounts between 100 and 20,000 lives, supporting account managers.
Jordan joined Brio in the Spring of 2016 as a Benefits Analyst, working on large group accounts. He was promoted to Strategy Manager in February of 2017 where he works with companies on their employee benefits strategy. The majority of Jordan’s clients are in the mid-size market with fifty to five hundred employees but he has experience working with companies of all sizes.

Ray Burett

EVP/401(k) and head of Retirement Div.

 

Raymond Burett

D: 646-790-7976

C: 646-648-0943

rburett@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Executive Vice President and lead of our 401(k) and retirement division, Raymond has been dubbed at Brio "the most interesting man in the world". After a career in the NHL Ray began working at Provident Life and Accident. He then went on to begin his own firm, The Lake Group, which he ran until joining the Brio team. Ray was a charter member of the United Benefits Advisors, has been published and quoted in many magazines including The New York Times, Employee Benefit News, Fortune and many others. For more stories and tidbits, feel free to give us a call, or just watch any of the Dos Equis commercials.

Jennifer

Relationship Manager

 

Jennifer Remmen

D: 646-790-7985

C: 929-307-6792

jremmen@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Jennifer excitedly joined our team in May 2017. She has 20 years of experience in the insurance industry working in Group Sales Support, Underwriting, and Service roles for Highmark Life, The Standard Life of NY and CIGNA International. For six years of her career, she had the opportunity to work with insureds of various medical plans, which lends to her compassion for the human aspect of the importance and impact of choosing the right benefits. Her passion for the employee benefits industry led her to obtain the CEBS Designation. Jennifer is very eager to apply her experience and dedication to the clients of Brio Benefits Consulting.

Zach

Benefit Analyst

 

Zach Policella

D: 646-790-7979

C: 914-806-7678

zpolicella@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Zach graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Mathematics. Soon after, Zach joined a national consulting firm as a Benefits Analyst. Zach spent 2 years in this role before joining Brio in January of 2017. He assists the team with plan RFP’s, financial reports, benchmarking, and strategy meetings. Zach is Advanced Self-Funding certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) with expertise in financial projections, claims analysis and marketing strategies

Janine

Finance

 

Janine Sartori

D: 646-790-7981

jsartori@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Janine is a graduate of Seton Hall University where she earned a BS in Marketing and a Masters in Finance. Upon graduation, she began her career as a marketing professional in the Beauty industry. She worked in various roles for several top companies including Coty and L’Oreal. She joined the Brio team in 2012 where she currently oversees the day to day finances. A native of Staten Island, NY, Janine now resides on Long Island with her husband, Tiziano, and twin boys, Luigi and Anthony.

Jacob

Strategy Advisor

 

Jacob Light

D: 646-790-7984

C: 617-595-7375

jlight@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Jacob graduated from the Love School of Business at Elon University, with a degree in Marketing and Sales. Soon after graduating, Jacob joined the Brio team as a Relationship Manager. After spending two years in that role, Jacob transitioned into his current role as a Strategy Advisor. He is passionate about his role helping employers to create benefits programs to attract and retain top talent. Jacob now lives in Long Island City with his wife.

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Relationship Manager

 

Aurora Vasil

D: 646-790-7982

C: 201-320-9341

avasil@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Aurora joined Brio as a Relationship Manager in January of 2019. Prior to joining Brio, Aurora spent nine years with the U.S. Department of Labor, where she worked to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of ERISA and related laws. During her career at DOL, Aurora coordinated compliance assistance events to help employers, brokers, and carriers comply with the law, and informally resolved ERISA-related issues and benefit disputes.
Aurora holds a BA in Politics from the Catholic University of America, and an MPA with a concentration in Health Policy from George Washington University. In her free time, Aurora is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, and loves spending time with her family and friends in New Jersey.

Lisa

Director of HR Technology

 

Lisa Johnson

C: 508-954-0099

ljohnson@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
As the Director of HR Technology at Brio Benefits, Lisa Johnson specializes in providing HR technology expertise to our clients. Her area of focus is assisting our clients in the enhancement of their current technology or, if appropriate, matching them with the best technology solutions for their needs.
Lisa provides support to our clients from the discovery phase through post implementation where needed. Ms. Johnson brings more than a decade of extensive experience to Brio Benefits in benefits, payroll, HRIS, and HR focusing on: staff management, sourcing and recruiting, on boarding, 401K administration, and implementation of HRIS systems.

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Client Solutions Manager

 

Alexandra Horneman

ahorneman@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Allie began her career in Connecticut’s small group marketplace supporting the sales team at Access Health CT after graduating from the University at Buffalo. In 2014, she grew her interest for employee benefits and healthcare at HealthPass NY, an exchange for small businesses, where she supervised the Account Management team.
After four years at HealthPass NY, Allie joined Brio Benefits where she’ll apply her expertise in working with the small group market and expand on her large group knowledge and the industry as a whole. In her spare time, she loves doing anything and everything active, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Strategy Advisor

 

Gui Wu

gwu@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Gui started his career in employee benefits as a medical underwriter at Cigna. Until recently, he was a senior account consultant for a leading gap funding vendor in the country. Where he helped employers save over 10 million dollars in medical spending.
He joined Brio with a passion to help the Asian business community to leverage employee benefit to empower them to make informed decisions through education while attracting and retaining the best talent.

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Relationship Manager

 

Jill

C: 646-228-4440

Professional Summary
Jill joined Brio as a Client Relationship Manager in August of 2020. After attaining her BA from Villanova University, Jill worked several years in the television and advertising space. In 2014, she switched gears joining the healthcare industry. She began her insurance career with AmeriHealth NJ as an Account Executive servicing clients in the mid-size market. Wanting to expand her knowledge, opportunities and ability to connect to employees and members, Jill made the choice to explore the consultant side of the industry in 2018. She is excited to broaden her understanding of both the industry and Brio’s innovative approach to benefits.
She enjoys travelling with family, discovering interesting films with friends, and trying her hand at new recipes in the kitchen. She currently resides in New York City with her new roommate Monty, an 8-year-old Yorkie.

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Benefit Analyst

 

Kelly Du

D: 646-790-7971

C: 203-508-2018

kdu@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Kelly graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Healthcare Management. She began her career at Alight Solutions as a Dedicated Client Specialist assigned to a large market client. In her role, she handled employee escalations, operations, and annual enrollment.
Kelly joined Brio Benefits in January 2019 and is excited to contribute to the team as a Benefits Analyst. In this role she will take advantage of her background focus on financial exhibits, plan marketing, data analytics, and experience reporting. In her free time she likes to explore the city with friends.

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Relationship Manager

 

Andrew Coral

D: 646-790-7989

C: 774-242-2574

acoral@briobenefits.com

Professional Summary
Not long after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Andrew joined the Brio team in late 2017.
Thrilled to be a member of Brio, he assists in organizing data, presentation building and client relations. He is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish and in his free time he enjoys playing the drums and checking out events around the city.