Group Benefit Specialist
Empathetic and honest are two words most people use to describe Frank. These attributes have served him well over the years in dealing with clients and friends alike. A good listener, he is able to discern people’s needs and desires and to utilize that to help build clients’ insurance programs.
Born on Long Island, NY in the late 40’s, he has a blue-collar background and has worked in the US Post Office and served in security as a Dog Handler in the US Air Force during Vietnam. After serving 8 years, he went on to work at Metropolitan Life Insurance for 4 years, and moved on to varying positions in Property and Casualty Insurance agencies as their in house Life and Health Insurance Manager, having received various designations from the industry. During this time, he served on the Board of Directors for Lion’s Club in North Berwick for several years. In 1996, Frank started his own company called Employer Group Insurance Services, serving the needs of small business people. In 1997, he began serving on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire chapter of the Health Underwriters Association. He was later elected to Region I Vice President of the National Association of Health Underwriters, where he served for four years covering 13 states, earning kudos for helping to rejuvenate a sagging region.
Often during this period he was called upon to speak to interested groups and state and federal legislators about the various concerns affecting the state of health insurance in this country. He has written numerous articles regarding health insurance on both a national and local level.
In 2000, he renamed his company Advanced Benefit Design to better reflect the changing nature of what he does. Also at that time he took on a partner, Sonia Arnone, who was later to become his wife. Since then they have had a daughter together.
ABD has grown and specializes in helping groups under 400 lives find value-oriented solutions to their employee benefit concerns. Frank understands well the needs of the business owner and the pressure they are under to maintain the bottom line.