Edward J. Rapacky, III
Ed has over 20 years in employee benefits, insurance, and support fields. Ed joined Benefit Resource Group in the summer of 1998 having been previously employed in the accounting field. Ed completed an internship with William J. Shea & Associates, an accounting firm. Ed acquired BRG in 2008 from his mentor who established the business in 1991. His combination of underwriting, marketing, and self-funding experience enables him to assist Connecticut employers in making successful transitions from traditional indemnity plans to both insured and partially self-funded managed care plans, and back, depending on market conditions. Ed’s ultimate goal was to bring together professionals of varied benefits, insurance, and service-based disciplines including human resources, customer service, underwriting, plan design, financial analysis, and insurance.
Ed truly has a love of learning and staying on top of the newest ideas and thinking outside the norm for all of his clients. He makes it his mission to help and serve others and when others say no or “this is the way to g,” Ed has a knack for debunking anyone else’s “easy way out.”
Benefit Resource Group has evolved as a recognized leader in managed care and has been afforded the privilege on sitting on the Broker Advisory Boards of ConnectiCare, M. D. Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Oxford Health Plans serving as an expert witness related to ERISA plans
Ed Attended Avon Old Farms, Central Connecticut State University, and the University of Miami. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He also has his State of Connecticut Life and Health Licenses.
His community contributions include being a High School football coach for 14 years, Pop Warner Youth football for 8 years, Youth baseball for 3, and High School Baseball for 2, along with coaching baseball during the summer season. Ed has served on numerous committees, Chambers of Commerce, and was an elected official, serving on the Town Council in his hometown.