Dan Colacino, Principal


Dan Colacino is the owner and principal consultant with Dan Colacino, LLC, an education and employee benefit consulting firm. The firm specializes in providing quality continuing education programs for agents and brokers in New York State and Maine that are both timely and relevant to current trends.  He also provides consulting services in health plan pricing and regulatory compliance He has worked in the employee benefits field for over 45 years.  


He retired from Rose & Kiernan, Inc in 2018 after 15 years as Vice President of Compliance and Underwriting.  His principal role was working with employers on the effective design and underwriting of their benefit plans and insuring their compliance with State and Federal regulation and legislation. 

Prior to joining Rose & Kiernan, Colacino was the Chief Marketing Officer at Capital District Physician’s Health Plan in Albany and has held senior business development and sales positions with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York.  

Dan was an adjunct professor in the School of Management at Union Graduate College (now Clarkson University) teaching Healthcare Financial Management and Healthcare Policy in the School of Management from 2007 to 2014.  He served for 3 years as President of the New York State Association of Health Underwriters and is co-chair of the Legislative Committee. 

Dan was appointed to Governor Patterson’s Healthcare Reform Advisory Committee in 2009; Governor Cuomo’s Healthcare Reform Stakeholder Group in 2011 and currently serves on the NY State of Health Regional Advisory Committee. 

Active in the community, he has been on the Boards of Bethlehem Senior Projects, Albany Rotary Club, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce and Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.  

Dan is a native of the Rochester NY area and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from the State University of New York at Brockport.  He received his Master of Science degree in Health Systems Administration from Union College in Schenectady, New York.