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Joseph M. DiBella

Managing Director, Executive Vice President, National Health & Benefits Practice Leader

jdibella@connerstrong.com

Articles Published by Joseph DiBella

COVID-19 and the Case for Employee Benefits Captives

COVID-19 and a New Benefits Communications Mandate

Key Considerations in Developing Safe and Effective COVID-19 Return-to-Work Policies

Responsibilities
Joseph DiBella is responsible for leading all aspects of the Employee Benefits Practice at Conner Strong & Buckelew. This includes overseeing the day-to-day consulting and brokerage services the firm provides for its benefit clients, the development of new strategic services and leading new business development. DiBella also plays an active benefits consulting role with key clients and is engaged in program design, financial evaluation, health and wellness, compliance, communications and other key client-facing areas.

Background
DiBella joined Conner Strong & Buckelew in 2005 with many years of senior leadership experience in the group benefits industry. Prior to joining Conner Strong & Buckelew, DiBella led National and Large Account business for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

DiBella has significant experience in data analytics, underwriting, labor negotiations, health and wellness design, benefits administration, compliance, communications and strategic planning. He has been fully engaged in health and benefits advisory with some of the nation’s largest companies. DiBella has been a frequent guest speaker for the Philadelphia Business Journal on issues related to employee benefits and is quoted regularly in publications such as U.S. News & World Report and various AIS Services publications. He has authored several articles on controlling health care costs and the use of effective strategies in benefits management. He regularly speaks on issues dealing with benefits and health insurance reform and has been a panelist and speaker on healthcare issues for the Self Insurance Institute of America, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the NJ League of Municipalities.

Education
Seton Hall University – Bachelors of the Arts

Community Involvement
DiBella served as an elected Township Councilman and Board of Education member in Sayreville, New Jersey. From 2005 through 2008 he served as Mayor of Howell Township, New Jersey, one of the state’s largest municipalities. He served as a member of the Board of Directors at Kimball Community Medical Center in Lakewood, New Jersey. He is currently a Commissioner of the Monmouth County Parks and Recreation Board. DiBella also serves as a Board Member Emeritus of Paradigm Holdings, LLC, a national captive organization that provides stop loss coverage for middle market companies. Finally, DiBella is a Board Member of C2, a privately held collaboration firm that specializes in employee benefit solutions.