Craig Hasday, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Craig Hasday

Craig Hasday

Craig Hasday is President of Frenkel Benefits and Senior Executive Vice President of Frenkel and Company. Frenkel Benefits is one of the largest privately held independent employee benefits brokers in the United States.

He is a nationally recognized healthcare leader, who has sat on the national advisory boards of Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and WellPoint, as well as the regional advisory boards of most major carriers. He has been appointed to the MetLife National Broker & Consultant Summit and sits on the Global and Domestic Benefit Advisory Boards of Assurex Global. Frenkel Benefits is also a member of IBN and GBN Worldwide.

Hasday is an appointee to Governor Cuomo’s Regional Stakeholder Exchange Board and the chair of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Principals Council, a liaison to the White House, HHS, the U.S. Treasury and Congress to advise on the practical issues associated with ACA implementation. He is on the board of the NAHU Education Foundation and a member of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Regional Board of Directors.

Hasday was selected as a 2015 Power Broker by Risk & Insurance Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on a broad array of issues affecting the insurance industry and is an adjunct professor in the New York University Masters of Human Capital Management Program.

Hasday joined Frenkel in 1992, as the manager of what was then the Life & Employee Benefits department. Under his leadership, Frenkel Benefits has expanded almost twelvefold in revenue, now serving almost 800 clients across the U.S. and globally.

He is a New York State CPA, formerly working in the New York office of a big-four accounting firm. Hasday has experience as an audit and tax professional, chief financial officer and a small business owner. This diverse background brings an in-depth appreciation for the challenges facing clients.

Hasday has appeared on CBS and other TV news programs as a healthcare commentator and is widely published and interviewed by media as a benefits expert. As a judge for the 2014 and 2015 Business Insurance Benefit Manager of the Year awards, he contributes his benefits expertise toward selecting this prestigious award’s winner. Hasday can be heard on WCBS Newsradio 880 during the evening business report speaking about healthcare reform and employer strategy in a segment titled, FrenkelySpeaking, which is based on the Frenkel Benefits’ blog.

Recent Articles by Craig Hasday

An Open Letter to the Trump Administration

As your transition team morphs into your operations group, I thought I would take a moment to give my thoughts on ACA as a seasoned consultant to this industry. While I hear the blustering about repeal and replace, it is my strong belief that any successful bi-partisan remake of healthcare will need to build from […]

Shifting ‘Healthcare’ to ‘Well Care’

New York City has been a leader in the future of healthcare. Listing calories on menus, banning soda sales in sizes larger than 16 ounces and now requiring a designation on menus for any items with more than 2,300 mg of sodium (or a teaspoon of salt) are, if you haven’t figured it out, great […]

How End of Life Is the Real Healthcare Crisis

To contend with ever-escalating healthcare costs, Americans will need to come to grips with the cost of end-of-life care. Right now, it’s my reality. I am seeing, first hand, rampant and seemingly uncontrollable costs of sustaining life in a system that lacks any semblance of common sense. My mother is 90 years old and, other […]

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