Long Island Local Leaders

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Todd Bellistri
President and CEO
August Benefits, Inc.

As the President and CEO of August Benefits, Inc., Mr. Bellistri specializes in working with corporate and executive clients.  A graduate of California State University, Mr. Bellistri holds a degree in International Business.

As host of the Long Island Local Leaders program, he interviews business owners and executives on current trends, opportunities and challenges.

Mr. Bellistri has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) professional designation, awarded by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Executive Education.  He has received formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility.

In addition, he holds professional designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) and a Certified Cobra Administrator.

Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through NFP Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.  NFP Securities, Inc. is not affiliated with August Benefits, Inc

Contact Todd at:


todd@augustbenefits.com    631-435-2701, ext. 17


Karen Kirkpatrick
Avoid Getting Bit by COBRA

Karen Kirkpatrick has gained a national reputation for being one of the foremost experts on HR Compliance, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, Consumer Driven Health Plan Options, Health Care Reform and other benefit laws.


Todd Bellistri
Results of School District Benefit Plan Survey

The results of the school district benefit survey reflects the market place has been underserved for many years. Our firm believes school districts are entitled to the same standards and high levels of service in which the private sector has enjoyed for many years.


Chris Ulrich
Using the Internet to Generate New Sales & Business Opportunities

As the founder and CEO of Direct Response Group, LLC, Chris has worked with a wide range of clients, generating more than a half a billion in new value for their businesses.


Ronen Yaari
$mart$ E-Mail...Maximize Your Marketing Results

Ronen spearheads the client strategy services and internal operations for OpenMoves. He has over 15 years experience in online marketing and communication.


Mark Reinharz
Employment Law...Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Mr. Reinharz serves on the editorial board of The Employment Law Strategist, a monthly newsletter published by Leader Publications, a division of the New York Law Publishing Company. Practice and industry concentrations include municipalities, OSHA Law and School Districts.


Terri Alessi-Miceli
Long Island Business...Competing in Today's Marketplace

As President of the HIA-LI, Terri Alessi-Miceli runs the 33-year young 1,000 company member organization with more than 4,500 individual members focusing on their business development and growth.


Brenda Steers
Cyber Technology... Is your business protected?

Loveman, Kornreich & Steers, Inc. develops insurance programs that help businesses and individuals protect their assets and earning against a variety of physical and financial hazards.


Alan Klein
Selecting a Payroll Provider: Key Considerations

At Ace, extraordinary customer service is a routine event. There is no better way to ensure the successful delivery of payroll, tax, and other related services than through consistent attention to service and a dedicated, professional staff.


Janet Trautwein
Employer Mandate to Provide Health Insurance

Janet is considered an expert in health insurance markets and health plans of all sizes and frequently testifies before Congress on these issues. In 2004, Janet received the Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award, which honors the “Health Insurance Person of the Year” and is considered to be the most prestigious award in the health insurance industry. Janet has been named one of the 100 most powerful people in the insurance industry every year since 2006.


Todd Bellistri
Wellness Grants Provide Cash to Businesses

Wellness programs are designed to help employees maintain healthy lifestyles, improve energry and increase moral. Beginning in 2011, employers may apply for grants to cover the cost of wellness programs.


Jeff Tieger
Minimize costs...maximize profits. Save time and $$ without spending a second or a cent

We are dedicated to creating savings for businesses by negotiating costs and streamlining procedures in the everyday services that are necessary to operate your business. BA Group will eliminate unnecessary surcharges and fees to dramatically increase your profit margin.


Jackie Gernaey
Making a Bottom Line Difference

The Alternative Board brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and business coaching.  Board Members meet monthly to learn from one another's successes to grow their businesses.


Todd Bellistri
Introducing Todd Bellistri

Our firm provides businesses and individuals with the strategies that help them meet both their current and future financial needs.  We are dedicated to providing our clients well balanced, creative and customized solutions that are aligned with their stated goals.


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