For some years, Joe Fiegoli has been instrumental in the negotiations between the Kingston Teachers’ Federation and a New York school district. The union decided to self-insure and called on NHAI to help.
One of several candidates for the contract, NHAI was the only one whose plan built in coverage for pre-certification, prescriptions, and stop-loss insurance. Furthermore, only NHAI's plan took into account new state legislation for mental health and newborn coverage.
During talks on a later agreement, NHAI promised to keep benefits rising for a year without increasing premiums, provide dental coverage at 40 percent of cost, and return $1 million to the district for three years. This facilitated a successful resolution, for which the president of the Kingston Teachers’ Federation offered his sincere gratitude.