Managing Director, Health and Benefits Practice Leaderjdibella@connerstrong.com
Articles Published by Joseph DiBella
Joseph DiBella is responsible for leading all aspects of the Employee Benefits Division of 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.
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. During his time at Horizon, he worked for Horizon’s HMO subsidiary in product management and managed care policy and development and later led national accounts. He managed Fortune 100 clients and was engaged in major market sectors including Taft-Hartley, multi-employer plans, multi-state accounts, government entity, public education, not-for-profit, professional services, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceutical.
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 was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the region’s top young professionals in 2009. He was an expert panelist for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s session on the effects of the Supreme Court decision dealing with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and has been a frequent guest speaker for the Philadelphia Business Journal on issues related to employee benefits. DiBella is often quoted by AIS Services in their various publications dealing with the health benefits industry. He has published 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.
Seton Hall University – Bachelors of the Arts
DiBella has served as an elected Township Councilman and Board of Education member. 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 and was honored as their 2006 Humanitarian of the Year. DiBella also serves as a Board Member of Paradigm Holdings, LLC, a national captive organization that provides stop loss coverage for middle market companies.