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Northeast Professional Planning Group, Inc., (NPPG) a leading independent ERISA fiduciary, full-service employee benefits, retirement planning, and actuarial consulting firm has announced the appointment of Patrick J. Carragher as Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits.

Mr. Carragher, a 24-year industry veteran, is a high-caliber employee benefits professional with extensive consulting experience working with top-level corporate executives on health and welfare plan design, 401(k) retirement plan design, payroll, human resource administration, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary compliance solutions. Prior to joining NPPG, Patrick was an Owner and Director of Benefits for CheckPoint HR a payroll, employee benefits and human resources consulting firm in Edison, New Jersey.

“Patrick’s formidable employee benefits experience, in-depth human resources acumen and his strong command of the intricacies of ACA compliance supports NPPG’s mission to deliver innovative employee benefit solutions to plan sponsors and their participants,” commented Michael M. Salerno, Founder and President of NPPG. “Our commitment remains steadfast to our clients as we expand our comprehensive ERISA 3(16) administrative fiduciary services championed by talented, seasoned professionals such as Patrick. We are delighted to welcome Patrick to our growing NPPG family.”

Mr. Carragher will be responsible for new business development, fostering new industry relationships, establishing and maintaining client relationships, educating employers on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and fiduciary compliance responsibilities as well as conducting business symposiums to further expand upon NPPG’s group health and ancillary benefits services.

“I could not be more thrilled for this tremendous opportunity to join such a forward-thinking employee benefits firm.  NPPG provides me with a comprehensive employee benefits platform backed by the industry’s latest compliance tools to support my expertise as a market leading business consultant,” commented Patrick Carragher. “Michael Salerno’s vision and adaptability to a changing market has provided me with great comfort in delivering top quality benefit solutions to both small and large employers.”

Mr. Carragher has built an extensive network of strong industry relationships with employee benefit carriers, business owners, financial advisors and other key industry influencers.  Patrick has effectively implemented technology platforms to streamline administrative functions as well as managed and coached account management teams. A graduate of Syracuse University/SUNY, Patrick holds Life and Health licenses in 38 states.  Patrick will be based out of NPPG’s corporate headquarters in Red Bank, N.J.


About Northeast Professional Planning Group

NPPG is an independent ERISA fiduciary, full-service employee benefits, retirement planning, and actuarial consulting firm. NPPG handles more than $3 billion in assets and more than 2,000 plans for clients nationwide. A full suite of compliance services, include Affordable Care Act (ACA), ERISA 3(16) administrative fiduciary services, retirement plan third party administration, as well as overall regulatory consulting and plan correction. NPPG customizes solutions to meet business and financial goals of their clients. NPPG clientele is made up of members of the New York stock exchange and NASDAQ, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, as well as small entrepreneurial businesses. For further information, contact Northeast Professional Planning Group, Inc. corporate office in Red Bank, NJ at (732) 758-1577 or visit