President, Employee Benefits Operations
Joseph Torella is the President of HUB International Northeast Employee Benefits division. Since December 2009, Joseph Torella has been responsible for the overall management of the Employee Benefits operations throughout HUB Northeast's regional offices. Mr. Torella holds over two decades of insurance industry experience.
Prior to joining HUB, he served as Vice President, Business Development with Savoy Associates, a group benefits general agency in New Jersey, where he was responsible for overseeing a regional office and expansion of the firm in Central and Southern New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, he has held a number of other managerial and executive positions for managed care companies and the consulting community. Mr. Torella is the immediate past-president of the Central Jersey Association of Health Underwriters and a past-president of the NJ Association of Health Underwriters - the NJ statewide organization. He is also a past-president of the Northern New Jersey Chapter. He is a long-standing member of the American Marketing Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Inc.
Mr. Torella has been a continuing education instructor for the past 15 years and is a leading health care reform policy expert and distinguished speaker on many topics including consumer-driven healthcare, transparency, targeted wellness interventions, outcomes-based plan designs and related health care trends. He continues to be one of the most sought after speakers and advisors on cost, quality and access - and the Affordable Care Act and its implications for our future. In addition, he is a well published editorial contributor; he has authored a monthly column in the Financial Advisor, written articles for Corporate Wellness Magazine, has been featured in Crain's New York Business on health care reform, and is often quoted by the insurance media.
Mr. Torella earned his MBA and BA Degrees from Rutgers University.