A common theme discussed in this blog this year has been remaking healthcare as we watch the twists and turns unfold in the legislative circus of healthcare reform. To close out 2017, we’ve put a musical spin on healthcare in America.
About Craig Hasday
Craig is a strategic leader at EPIC Brokers – he oversees the integration of new practices and expansion of capabilities; facilitating national support, best practices and carrier relationships. He was previously named President, Benefits Northeast Region and Chairman, National Employee Benefits Operating Committee during the transition into his current role. Craig has been the driver of innovation for Frenkel Benefits, which was acquired by EPIC in 2017.
Craig is a nationally recognized healthcare leader, who has sat on the national advisory boards of Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna and Anthem; as well as the regional advisory boards of most major carriers. He is currently on the MetLife and GeoBlue national advisory boards, is a legislative group member of The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers and has been appointed to the MetLife National Broker & Consultant Summit. With current and former roles involved in lobbying and advisement on the legislative landscape, Craig is deeply engaged with the issues and intricacies surrounding healthcare delivery. He is an appointee to Governor Cuomo’s Regional Stakeholder Exchange Board and member of the NAHU Principals Council – as a liaison to the White House, Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Treasury and Congress – to advise on the practical issues associated with healthcare reform.
He has served as legislative chairperson for the New York State Association of Health Underwriters. Craig is also a former board member of the NAHU Education Foundation and has sat on the Global and Domestic Benefit Advisory Boards of Assurex Global. He is currently on the board of the NAHU Foundation and is a member of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Regional Board of Directors.
Craig was honored with the International Benefits Network’s 2017 Service Excellence Award and selected as a 2015 Power Broker by Risk & Insurance Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on a broad array of issues affecting the insurance industry and is an adjunct professor in New York University’s Human Capital Management master’s program.
Craig has appeared on CBS, NPR and other news programs as a healthcare commentator and is widely published and interviewed by the media as a benefits expert. As a judge for the 2014 and 2015 Business Insurance Benefit Manager of the Year awards, he contributes his benefits expertise toward selecting this prestigious award’s winner. Craig can be heard on WCBS Newsradio 880 during the daily business report speaking about healthcare and employer strategy in a segment titled FrenkelySpeaking, which is based on the Frenkel Benefits blog.
Craig joined Frenkel & Company in 1992, as the manager of their Life & Employee Benefits department. Under his leadership, the Frenkel Benefits brand was born and expanded almost twelvefold in revenue, serving nearly 800 clients across the U.S. and globally prior to its acquisition by EPIC in 2017. Now together with EPIC, Frenkel Benefits is a significant contributor to EPIC’s benefits business.
Craig is also New York State CPA, formerly working in the New York office of a big-four accounting firm. He has experience as an audit and tax professional, chief financial officer and a small business owner. This diverse background brings an in-depth appreciation for the challenges facing clients.