Out of $4.1 billion in premium revenues collected, the health plan paid out $3.8 billion in medical benefits for its customers, about $330 million more than federal and state mandates require.
Last year, federal officials reported that hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds were paid by other health plans throughout the country, even in states where the minimum standards are lower than those in New York.
PLATTSBURGH — Ryan Brienza, an eighth grader at Beekmantown Central School, recently spent the day job shadowing Neil Fesette of Fesette Realty, LLC.
The job-shadowing program is part of Dawn Finley’s Home and Career course.
“I commend Beekmantown Central School and Mrs. Finley for implementing the job-shadow program, recognizing the importance of giving students the ability to explore different professions before pursuing a certain field,” Fesette said.
While shadowing Fesette, Brienza was able to experience various aspects of the real-estate profession, including attending the company’s weekly sales meeting, observing a real-estate development meeting at the Town of Plattsburgh and participating in a house showing to perspective buyers.
Fesette recognized Brienza’s natural entrepreneurial qualities.
“Ryan has already invented and manufactured a nifty dog leash called the beer buddy, which is impressive for an eighth grader. With continued education and hard work, there is little doubt this young man will be successful,” he said.
Ryan Brienza is the son of Greg and Linda Brienza, owners of Triangle Electric and Solar Novar in Plattsburgh.
WILLSBORO — Ryan E. Davies has received his professional engineering license, according to Steven K. Benway, president of the integrated design-build engineering and construction company ESE/Zebra-Tech of Willsboro.
Davies, P.E., of Plattsburgh, is a 2003 graduate of Peru Central School and a 2008 graduate of Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Davies has been employed at ESE/Zebra-Tech since 2008, was promoted to project engineer in 2009 and became project manager in 2011.
Davies is responsible for the engineering and project management of ESE/ZT’s civil and environmental projects including lakeshore stabilization, retaining-wall design and construction, water/sewer installations, wetland mitigation and UST removals/remediation.