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  • Philip Jacoby

    President
    Office: 516-766-2682 x119
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Phil Jacoby

     

    Employee Benefit Broker, President of United Benefit Solutions

     

    Finding the right health insurance plan and creating the best benefits package is what my team and I at United Benefits Solutions excel at.  We accomplish this by getting to know clients’ challenges, business models, and specific insurance coverage needs. I began my career at Massachusetts Mutual Life and have over two decades of experience working in all aspects of health insurance and the benefits industry. This experience has provided me with the knowledge and ability to solve problems and perform comprehensive risk reviews for existing and prospective clients. 

     

    I meet and communicate with clients frequently, a practice I believe is essential for building long-term business relationships. Direct communication allows me to understand clients’ objectives and this allows me to make sure that their benefits programs are properly positioned. A well-designed benefits program looks beyond health coverage and becomes a tool that will attract talent and retain employees. This enhances productivity and gives our clients a competitive advantage.

     

    I oversee an experienced team of service professionals, each with over 15 years of industry knowledge, who are dedicated to continuing education, and are ready, willing and able to deliver compliant, broad and cost effective benefit plans. We have a complete understanding of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how businesses must comply with it.  

     

    I enjoy doing volunteer work at a local long-term care facility, as well helping clean up local parks. I also like spending time with friends and family and traveling.

     

    If you have any questions regarding health insurance please call me at 516-766-3513 Ext. 119.

     

     

  • Joseph Faccibene Jr.

    Vice President
    Office: 516-766-2682 x109
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Risk management and insurance protection are vital for business success and growth. Over my career I have worked with many business owners and executives from a variety of industries to identify their risks and challenges.

    As a commercial insurance professional, I utilize my skills and experience to identify all of the risks that my clients can potentially face. Unlike our competitors who concentrate almost exclusively on price, my team of trusted insurance advisors and I focus on identifying, eliminating, reducing and transferring risk. This process not only educates our clients, but also gives them ability to gauge their own risk tolerance; thereby allowing us to construct a low cost risk management program that includes insurance, risk transfer agreements as well as policies and procedures that lead to the long term control of insurance cost.

    The risk identification process starts with a thorough and intensive review of a client’s insurance policies, customer, vendor and supplier agreements as well as complete physical inspections of their plants and other locations. This allows us to create a catalog and comprehensive list of every potential risk a client could face. With this set of data we are able to develop and recommend the best risk management strategies and insurance coverage. This unique methodology sets us apart in the commercial insurance sector. Our approach gives our clients a much needed competitive edge.

    I am an independent broker, which means, I always place my allegiance with my customer, not the insurance carrier. Our processes and methodology position us as respected true trusted advisors and not salesmen.

    I am passionate about the outdoors and the environment. I also enjoy participating in sports with my sons and traveling with my wife Mary Kay. Hiking, fishing and salt and freshwater boating are activities that my family and I do together.

  • Michael Faccibene

    Vice President
    Office: 516-766-2682 x111
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    As Vice-President of Operations for J.A. Faccibene & Associates, it is my responsibility to ensure that clients receive the insurance protection they need and to support clients in achieving their business goals. I use my three decades of experience and industry knowledge to implement insurance strategies to reduce risk exposure. It is our goal to develop effective protection plans with the proper insurance to cover each business’s specific requirements. Our approach allows us to provide more comprehensive coverage at the same or lower rate that a client had been paying previously.

    I oversee client relationships and onboarding of new accounts. I manage loss control and work with clients to create a culture of workplace safety. My team and I proactively work with clients to make facilities safer by bringing in safety improvement programs to reduce hazards and exposure to risk. These actions reduce accidents and claims, which controls long-term insurance costs and minimizes rate increases.

    My position with the firm allows me to meet and communicate regularly with our clients and build relationships. I often become a trusted insurance and business advisor, providing information and support whenever possible.

    The agency has clients from a variety of business sectors: beauty, health care, bakeries, manufacturing and hospitality. For these clients we seek to remove or transfer risk whenever possible. By doing this, we minimize exposure and reduce insurance costs.

    Our goal for customer service is to exceed expectations.  Clients work with us because the insurance protection we provide gives them peace of mind. 

    I am an avid outdoor enthusiast: I enjoy boating and spending time in the outdoors with my family. I serve on the board of directors of my local fishing club.

    If you have any questions regarding insurance, please call me at 516-766-3513 Ext. 111. I am always available to assist you with your needs.

  • Peter Faccibene

    Vice President
    Office: 516-766-3513
    Mobile: 516-382-0663
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    As an insurance professional with over 30 years of experience, I am dedicated to ensuring that every client is provided with comprehensive coverage to protect them from all potential risks. It is our mission at J.A. Faccibene & Associates to make certain that our team members focus on identifying, eliminating, reducing and transferring risk for our clients. Recognizing that clients have budgets, we work with them to secure the most appropriate insurance protections. 

     

    In my role as vice president for the agency, I am responsible for working with and providing our team the tools, resources and training needed to serve clients. It is important to me that our sales professionals are experts in risk mitigation and they engender exceptional working relationships with clients and the insurance companies we represent.    

     

    The insurance sector has changed and our agency has adapted successfully.  We are expanding our business, and to maintain this growth in the New York regional market, nationally and internationally, I am exploring and vetting opportunities. It is my goal and responsibility to identify new partnerships as well as potential acquisitions.

     

    I started my career working in real estate and joined the agency a few years after it was founded by my brother. My experience in real estate and insurance sales, has given me knowledge needed to guide our professionals in serving clients effectively. We focus on building long term relationships and providing value. Today, we have an exceptional group of sales professionals who serve clients in a wide variety of industries, both domestically and internationally.  

     

    We are “generalists,” and serve many sectors with special expertise in technology, biosciences, hospitality, beauty, real estate, marine, manufacturing and other industries.  

     

    Advances in technology allow us to serve and communicate with clients more rapidly and efficiently. We have streamlined communications for the benefit of clients and introduced an app that gives commercial clients direct access to their accounts and tools for filing claims. This is a tremendous convenience for companies, especially those that employ, for example, 50 or more drivers who are issued ID cards or for companies that want to add or delete employees receiving health insurance coverage.

     

    I enjoy entrepreneurial activities and working with people from different businesses.  With my brothers, I am co-owner and lead the management team of Shiro of Japan, a respected restaurant enterprise with multiple restaurants and corporate catering operations. I graduated from NYU with a Degree in Business Administration in 1986. I grew up in West Islip, Long Island, which has always been my home. I am married and have three adult children. I enjoy traveling, boating, fishing and golfing.     

  • John Torres

    COO
    Office: 516-766-2682 x106
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    John Torres

    Insurance Professional, COO of United Benefit Solutions and J.A. Faccibene & Associates Inc.

     

    All business owners face challenges as they seek to have their companies grow and prosper. Along with the team of insurance and benefits professionals at J.A. Faccibene & Associates Inc. and United Benefit Solutions, I use my experience and industry knowledge to create effective insurance and benefits programs.  As Chief Operating Officer for both entities, it is my responsibility to coordinate service activities, continuing education programs, and automation system and to ensure that clients receive the insurance coverage they require at premiums that fit their budgets.

     

    I also manage our insurance carrier relations. This allows me develop close working relationships with carrier personnel. Interacting on a first name basis with our carrier partners allows us to deliver the highest level of service to our clients in an expeditious manner. It also gives me firsthand knowledge of the carriers' risk appetites, client profile targets and underwriting guidelines. This ensures that our clients receive the broadest insurance coverage at the best prices available.

     

    Additionally, I oversee our renewal process. This is the cornerstone of our account retention program. It begins with an extensive risk review of each account and their activity for the expiring policy period. My team assesses any new risks and will adjust coverage and plans to meet the specific needs of each client.

     

    Outside of work I am involved with programs for children with special needs. I am also involved with youth sports with my middle son, who loves baseball.

     

    If you have insurance questions or challenges, please call me at 516-766-3513 Ext. 106.

     

  • Rick Gelman

    Insurance Advisor
    Office: 516-766-2682 x115
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Rick Gelman

    Professional Commercial Insurance Broker, J.A. Faccibene & Associates Inc.

     

    Having the proper insurance coverage and protection from risk is critical for business success.  As an experienced insurance industry professional I identify, quantify and manage potential risk faced by business owners.  My goal – and the goal of J.A. Faccibene & Associates – is to either eliminate risk or transfer risk through proper risk management.

     

    My over 30 years of experience working in a variety of industries, including the garment industry and financial services sector, allows me to understand the challenges involved in running businesses.  This background gives me the ability to partner with my clients and prospects and to become a trusted advisor that they can rely on for insurance advice.

     

    Clients choose to work with me and the firm because they know we stand beside them at time of loss. They have the knowledge that our team of dedicated professionals will fight for them and ensure that their best interest will be served. In the insurance field innovation is also important.  We are a creative firm, and we demonstrate to clients how our approaches can give them enhanced coverage for the same cost or less.

     

    The industries I work with include health care, pharmaceutical, life science, professional services, manufacturing and distribution.

     

    I enjoy working out at the gym and have completed seven mini-triathlons. I am also an avid supporter of animal charities, including the North Shore Animal League. I live in Dix Hills with my wife and we are the proud parents of three sons.

     

    I welcome any questions you may have about insurance and can be reached at 516-766-3513 Ext. 115.

     

     


     

     

  • Nick Faccibene

    Insurance Advisor
    Office: 516-766-2682 x123
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Nicholas Faccibene

     

    Professional Insurance Broker, J.A. Faccibene & Associates Inc.

     

    Businesses must be prepared and must find strategies to reduce risk exposure.  As a professional insurance broker with J.A. Faccibene & Associates, Inc., my goal is to minimize or even eliminate risk whenever possible.

     

    I was born into the insurance business. This gives me a unique perspective on risk management and client service. I am a results-focused commercial insurance professional who works with a seasoned team of insurance experts. I guide clients through the process of securing insurance in such a way that allows them to gauge their own risk tolerance. This gives them the ability to accurately price the cost of risk transfer and allows me the opportunity to quickly and efficiently obtain the right insurance at affordable rates.

     

    I like to work with clients and prospects in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry as my previous carrier as a restaurant manager gave me knowledge of restaurant operations. Using this experience I can craft insurance programs the cover their unique needs. I also like to work with firms in the information technology and life science sectors.

     

    I am a member of the Port Chamber of Commerce and the Young Insurance Professionals.

    I enjoy skiing and water sports, including sailing, surfing and fishing.

     

    If you have any questions regarding insurance, please call me at 516-766-3513 Ext. 123. I am always available to assist.

     

     

  • Ninive (Nini) Acevedo

    Insurance Advisor
    Office: 516-766-3513 x124
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Starting and growing a business to success will surely be overwhelming in itself. Purchasing your first home or investment property, procuring equity lines, and even shopping for a car; could be more challenging than exciting at first. But doing it all without taking fright in the face of a probable financial loss, is unlikely but preventable!

     

    As a licensed Insurance Professional, with 17 years of experience in the industry, I am a well-versed Risk Advisor. My aim is to assist our clients in making the right choice between price and adequate coverage, as it is suitable. I am committed to work on a case-by-case base to assure that a satisfactory contract of indemnity is in force.

     

    I’m a family driven individual, who enjoys reading, going to the movies, and a nice meal without animals in it J. I’m also a big soccer fan, and enjoy playing volleyball and rollerblading.

    I’m here to help in any way I can.

  • Patrice Hayward

    Account Manager
    Office: 516-766-2682 x113
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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  • Brielle Garttner

    Account Manager
    Office: 516-766-2682 x133
    Fax: 516-766-5482
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Brielle Garttner

     

    Assistant Account Manager at United Benefit Solutions

     

    When finding, choosing and managing insurance coverage, businesses need knowledgeable and dedicated insurance professionals who will act as health advocates for their employees. Employees need to have confidence in their health insurance and trust that they have someone on their side that will make the process of claiming insurance benefits as simple and smooth as possible.

     

    As an Assistant Account Manager at United Benefits Solutions, I know and value each of my clients and I am their personal health insurance advocate. I work on their behalf with insurance companies and I make a positive difference in the lives of each client that comes to me with insurance questions or challenges. I resolve every issue that arises and always go the extra mile to make sure that my clients receive all of the information and support that they need.

     

    The world of benefits and commercial insurance is always changing. I spend time each day reading and learning about new developments that affect my clients. I have dedicated myself to learning all that I can about health insurance industry, the Affordable Care Act and State Exchanges. My goal is to know the laws and regulations inside and out so I can provide exceptional and customized service to each client.

     

    I am passionate about women’s health and advocating locally on Long Island for women’s rights.

     

    I enjoy spending time with friends, watching television and movies, reading the news and keeping up with politics. Recently, I have taken up cooking, to the delight of my friends and family!

     

    Experience

    Assistant Account Manager at United Benefit Solutions

    October 2014 - Present

     

    At United Benefits Solutions, we are committed to being available and proactive for clients. In my position as Assistant Account Manager, I undertake enrollments, changes and terminations for groups and individuals. I am responsible for billing including premium calculations, payments, cancellations, reinstatements, and clerical duties such as group census spreadsheets, policy renewal tracking and commission tracking. I resolve all questions regarding eligibility and effective date issues, member ID cards and forms.

     

    Receptionist and Administrative Assistant at United Benefit Solutions

    July 2012 – September 2014

     

    Certifications

    Life, Accident and Health Agents License

     

    Skills & Expertise

    Customer Service

    Sales

    Insurance

    Underwriting

    Casualty

    Property & Casualty Insurance

    Life Insurance

    Health Insurance

    Commercial Insurance

    Personal Insurance

    Employee Benefits

     

    Education

    Wake Forest University

    Bachelor of Arts in History, 2008 - 2012

    Minors in Religion and Anthropology

  • Stanley Arden

    Account Manager
    Office: 516-766-2682 x120
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Stanley has been in the insurance industry for close to 5 years. He worked in the legal claims department at Nationwide, then transitioned into working in the brokerage side of the industry.  

    He attended St. John’s University and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.  

    In his spare time, he loves doing anything and everything active, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family. 

  • Christiana Martinez

    Administrative Assistant
    Office: 516-766-3513
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Christiana began working at JAF & UBS in 2018. She currently assists UBS Account Managers. 

  • Susette Billinghurst

    Bookkeeper
    Office: 516-766-2682 x108
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Susette has been in the insurance industry for about 18 years. She worked at American marketing Center as an account receivables/payables specialist. She obtained her property and casualty license in 2013. Susette joined J.A. Faccibene in 2017. She enjoys spending her free time with her daughter.

  • Michelle Caceres

    Assistant Bookkeeper
    Office: 516-766-3513 x129
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Michelle started working at J.A. Faccibene & Associates in the year 2019. She currently assists in bookkeeping. In Michelle's free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.