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Mike Fidlow
Owner

“It is remarkable how many health insurance brokers ignore small employers. Why shouldn’t small organizations have access to the same services and benefits as large ones? My firm is built with this in mind.  We provide full-service healthcare solutions for companies and non-profits with 2 to 49 employees - because you deserve it!”

Always Going the Extra Mile for Your Benefits

Mike Fidlow is the owner of Strategic Employer Planning Group, Inc. Mike specializes in employee benefit plans for small employers in the New York metropolitan area—especially Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties in New York, and Bergen County in New Jersey. As an independent consultant, Mike provides objective, comprehensive, highly competitive health insurance solutions.

Mike has extensive experience working for, and with, major health insurance carriers in the New York metropolitan area. For example, he was a broker representative for both Aetna and CIGNA. So he understands the hierarchy and mentality of medical insurance carriers. This enables Mike to clearly explain industry terms to both employers and employees—and help them make sound, cost-effective decisions on health benefits.

Through his many years as a broker, Mike has developed a diverse portfolio of solutions to help small organizations, no matter what strategy they have for employee health benefits. Strategic Employer Planning provides a full spectrum of traditional health insurance products, state-of-the-art alternatives, and customized solutions. Offerings include Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, GAP coverage, and Professional Employer Organizations. Hearing the needs of small employers, our services have expanded to include consulting on ERISA compliance and Medicare transitions. We understand the importance of employee rights and employer obligations, and we use this knowledge to educate small employers, helping them make the best choices for health insurance and employee benefits. That is the essence of our responsibility to our clients.

Mike Fidlow has built a reputation for outstanding customer service—through responsiveness, detailed explanations, education, and forthright communication. Even under even the most challenging circumstances. Over the past three decades, Mike has cultivated the core values of integrity, respect, fairness, and competence throughout his organization—which has earned him the trust of his clients, colleagues, and allied professionals.

Mike has been a certified Consumer Directed Health Care Advisor since 2005. His involvement with the NAHU trade association keeps him at the forefront of issues and concerns in the insurance industry. Mike has also published many articles on employer and employee health benefits, reflecting his expert attention to detail, educational approach, and client advocacy.

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • Board Member of NY National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)
  • Nationally Certified as a Family and Individual Recovery Coach (NCRC)
  • Rockland Business Association and Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Graduate of the People's Institute Undoing Racism® program

Accreditations

  • Licensed for life and health insurance in New York and          New Jersey since 1990
  • Certified in Consumer Directed Health Care since 2005

Education

  • B.S. in Management Science, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Mathematics Teaching Certification, Ramapo College

Licenses

Strategic Employer Planning is licensed in New York and New Jersey as a life, health and accident insurance agent:

NJ License: 1591860
NY License: LA-1377196