Our personalized service, technical expertise, and timely advice produce viable solutions for employee benefit challenges.
Mr. Grande has 37 years of experience in the employee benefits field. Before joining ICG, Mr. Grande was a health benefits broker for regional, national, and worldwide insurance brokerage firms as well as carrier representative for a prominent national health insurance company. His responsibilities included plan sales, ongoing customer account management, and development of cost-effective benefit/financial solutions for multi-million-dollar accounts in both the private and public sectors.
At ICG, Mr. Grande is responsible for overall account management, including renewals, financial settlements, negotiation and review of carrier bids, and Union negotiations under the collective bargaining agreement process. A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Grande earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Mr. Grande is licensed in the State of New Jersey with authorities in Life Insurance, Accident, Health, or Sickness, Personal Lines and Property Casualty.
Mr. Tonzini joined ICG after a notable career as a New Jersey school business administrator. His 20+ years of experience in this arena brings a thoughtful, practiced approach to our client focus and customer service objectives. Having also gathered prior experience with state-based health programs, Mr. Tonzini lends a well-rounded perspective to benefits administration, financial management, regulatory matters, and collective bargaining practices. His past service as president and trustee within local industry organizations adds to his overall understanding of the public sector marketplace.
This extensive experience allows Mr. Tonzini to provide superior overall client management while tackling difficult challenges specific to school district clients. Mr. Tonzini graduated from Monmouth University with a BA in Accounting and subsequently earned an MA in Educational Administration from Rider University.
Mr. Tonzini is licensed as a Producer in the State of New Jersey with authorities in Life Insurance, Accident, Health, or Sickness. Additionally, he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey.
Vice President / Employee Benefits
Mr. Maguire offers nearly 25 years of experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining ICG, he was Senior Client Manager with a large employee benefits company, handling in excess of 50 public sector clients with over $200 million dollars in annual premium. Mr. Maguire also worked at a recognized local insurance carrier managing school districts and municipalities.
With a strong sales and service background, Mr. Maguire provides a proactive approach to the financial and service needs of clients and employees alike. Mr. Maguire earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from William Paterson University.
Mr. Maguire is licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Producer with authorities in Life and Health.
Employee Benefit Implementation Specialist
With over 35 years of employee health benefits experience, Ms. Eckel’s career has encompassed claims and customer service management for various leading insurance firms. She has earned several Service of Excellence Awards for outstanding customer service and personally managed large client groups. Her experience includes administering health benefits for more than 130 public sector groups throughout New Jersey. She is regarded as an industry leader for her ability to deliver a total service package to her clients.
At ICG, Ms. Eckel provides consulting expertise on all client services, including compliance issues, plan design, contract analysis, and benefit communication strategies for our clients.
Ms. Eckel is licensed as a Producer in the State of New Jersey with authorities in Life Insurance, Accident, Health, or Sickness.
Employee Benefits Consultant
Mr. Duffy has over a decade of experience in the employee benefits and insurance field. Prior to joining ICG, Mr. Duffy advanced through a leading New Jersey insurance carrier to manage over 150 midsize accounts. With experience in customer service, sales support, and lead roles in account management and sales, he provides a comprehensive approach towards resolving a wide scope of challenges.
At ICG, Mr. Duffy is responsible for account management and new sales efforts. He works to ensure client satisfaction and solutions in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Duffy is licensed as a Producer in the State of New Jersey with authorities in Life Insurance and Accident, Health, or Sickness.
Employee Benefit Communications Specialist
Ms. Carter brings nearly 30 years of health benefits knowledge to the ICG team. Prior experience includes service with a leading health insurance firm launching various state-funded health programs, member/provider services, and business writing. With a teaching background, Ms. Carter created and delivered benefits training programs to varied audiences. Her career objective is sharp customer focus, supported by outstanding communication skills and quick results.
Responsibilities at ICG include creation of plan materials, customized wellness and educational tools, and daily oversight of employer/employee communication needs. Ms. Carter earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Rutgers University and teaching certification from Rowan University.
Ms. Carter is licensed in the State of New Jersey with authorities in Life Insurance and Accident, Health, or Sickness.
Office Administrator / Customer Service
Ms. Urban recently joined ICG after an extensive career in education and a concentration in behavioral health research. This experience contributes to her outstanding leadership, team building, and communication skills; with added strengths in data analysis and resourceful problem-solving, Ms. Urban offers effective customer service resolution for both client and member issues at ICG.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the College of New Jersey and, notably, was selected for the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award.
Ms. Urban is licensed in the State of New Jersey with authorities in Life Insurance, Accident, Health, or Sickness.
Client Customer Services
Ms. Grande joined ICG with prior experience in customer service, account management, team leadership, and training. She delivers effective problem-solving strategies for clients and members on a daily basis. Ms. Grande also manages in-house initiatives designed to streamline our client and employee focus.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
Ms. Grande is licensed in the State of New Jersey with authorities in Life Insurance, Accident, Health, or Sickness.
Managing Director / Planning Alliance
Brian Grande joined International Planning Alliance after graduating from Monmouth University. Mr. Grande leads a team of financial representatives and, in partnership with ICG, continues to service clients in wealth accumulation, management, and preservation.
Having worked on various private, public, and personal planning projects, Mr. Grande has developed a strong network of professionals around his practice. He is a perennial qualifier for the industry’s prestigious Million Dollar Round Table® and holds The Financial Services Certified Professional® (FSCP®) designation.
Mr. Grande is licensed in both Life and Health licensed as well as Securities-licensed with Series 7 and Series 66.
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