A National Benefits and Risk Management Firm with over 35 years of combined experience. Modi Benefits Focus on providing the highest level of customer service in the industry and is determined to provide its partners with innovative cost-saving strategies. Our creativity and perspective in understanding how the insurance world constantly changes, along with our intelligence and confidence to act on that insight, represents the core of our business. Understanding the trends and forces that have and will shape our business, as well as the business of our clients, enables Modi Benefits to always be prepared steps ahead. The long-term destination for our company is built on the foundation of winning together with our partners while being ready for tomorrow, today.
FoundationIntegrity: We act with honesty, fairness, respect and safety, furthering a culture of unquestioned integrity. This strengthens relationships across businesses and functions.
Innovation: We believe there is always a better way to achieve excellent results. We encourage change and seek the opportunities it brings.
Dedication: We are determined to finding strategic solutions to address our client’s issues and concerns. Our team is committed to success and prepared to overcome any obstacles we may face.
Execution: Our process is detailed and thorough; our execution is swift and precise.
Meet the Executives
Rishie Modi is a leading insurance consultant that specializes in restructuring active employee and retiree benefits for both private and public sector entities. Rishie's success is a result of his ability to view insurance from a different lens. He is most recognized for his work assisting financially distressed government entities which include the City of Highland Park, City of Benton Harbor, Detroit Public Schools, and Wayne County where he helped design plans that saved the county more than $30 million annually. Rishie is a proud alumnus of Detroit Catholic Central High school and received an academic scholarship to attend the University of Detroit Mercy. Rishie was also recently a recipient of the 2015 Crain's Top Twenty in Their 20s Award.
Ida Giovanni brings over 20 years of professional experience in the insurance industry, primarily in the benefits arena. She has worked in all areas of this industry including claims, underwriting and agency administration. Ida has extensive knowledge and real-time experience with employer health plans and is the lead on our large key accounts. She is responsible for managing clients with premiums totaling over $100 million. Ida was born and raised in New York and graduated from Hunter College. She is a licensed insurance agent and is Marketplace certified. Ida is a wealth of knowledge, truly the heart of Modi Benefits.
Nathan Peters, a graduate of Albion College, received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance with a focus in Business and Organization. He was a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. Nathan has recently joined the Modi Benefits team after having experience working in the Treasury Department at Lear Corporation spent his time working with cash management, risk management, and capital markets. Nathan is a licensed insurance agent in the State of Michigan.
Key Account Executive
Rita has more than 30 years of professional experience in benefits and HR administration. She managed and reviewed the benefits, retirement and wellness programs for Wayne County before joining the Modi Benefits team. Plans included: self-funded and fully-insured medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, life and AD&D plans, retirement medical savings accounts, health savings accounts, health reimbursement accounts, deferred compensation retirement plans, defined contribution plan (401A) and defined benefit plans. She has managed open enrollments, conducted benefit overviews during new hire orientation, handled eligibility and billing reconciliation and provided daily customer service. Rita’s extensive background in benefits administration makes her a valued asset to Modi Benefits and its clients.
Human Resource Consultant
Tish King is an exceptional human resources professional with 16 years of experience in managing all aspects of Human Resources in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, King was Director of Human Resources for Wayne County, Michigan where she was responsible for all the Human Resource functions for 3,700 active employees and 5,500 retirees for the County of Wayne. As the Director, she provided leadership to three divisions within the Human Resource Department, which included Strategic Workforce Administration, Benefits Administration, and Labor Relations. Prior to joining Wayne County, she spent seven years as Vice President of Human Resources for Greektown Casino-Hotel.
Finance Director and Billing Specialist
Holly Laidler began her career over 25 years ago working for third-party claims administer after she graduated from Concordia University Portland. She has experience in both group life and health insurance, financial planning and personal lines insurance. In her current role, as Finance Director she oversees all aspects of accounting and in-house human resources. She and her husband John have three sons in college and one son in high school.
J.D., CPCU, AAI, General Counsel and Compliance Director
Michael Hale, a 1994 graduate cum laude of Michigan State University School of Law, has been retained as an expert witness in over two hundred cases involving insurance coverages and agent errors and omissions issues since 2000. He started his career with the firm of Plunkett & Cooney, P.C. where his practice concentration was on insurance coverage matters. Michael has earned the nationally recognized certifications of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI). As an attorney, he has represented both insurance companies and policyholders in coverage matters. He was named Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2017 and 2008. Michael has been published in many legal and other publications, including The Michigan Bar Journal, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and The CPCU school journal.
Customer Service Representative
Rebecca Keyser brings over ten years of professional experience in the customer service industry. She provides effective customer service for all internal and external customers by using excellent, in-depth knowledge of company products and programs as well as communicating effectively with team members within her department. She is a graduate of The University of Alaska, Anchorage.