Making HR & Benefits Planning Personal Again.

Don't Sweat Life, Inc. is an employee benefits and human resources consulting group available nationwide, with 30 years of experience working with businesses and professional practices to find solutions to their HR, benefits and business planning needs.

Our unique delivery of consulting and benefits implementation mixed with a personal planning experience for your employees makes us a favorite with business owners, administration teams and employees.  Our team of experts will help you find business solutions that make sense. Our partners and team members understand how mission-critical your satisfaction is in the relationship equation.  So when you reach out to us, we'll answer you fast.  If 2020 is your year to improve your company's HR and employee benefits environment then it's time to reach out to us for a free introductory call at 866-502-3522.  Call us today. We'd love to talk with you.  

Products & Services Offered

  • Employee Benefits Consulting & Brokerage
  • Human Resource Consulting Services
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • PEO's (Professional Employer Groups)
  • Employee Benefits Administration & Compliance
  • Group Health Plan Comparisons
  • Business Planning For Owners & Partners
  • Buy-Out & Family Succession Planning
  • Life Insurance, DIsability and Long Term Care Planning
  • Employee Financial Wellness
  • Payroll Administration
  • Heartland Payroll Services
  • Credit Card Processing                                                      
  • Life Insurance Review & Evaluation
 
$1,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
1991
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Melville, NY
headquarters
  • 35 Pinelawn Road Suite 109
    Melville, NY 11747
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Past clients have included; New York State Bar Association, Bar of The City of New York, Swissport, Dynair Services, Air Korea, Cargo Airport Services, City of Glen Cove.

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HR & Benefits Consulting for Financial Services Company

“Their hands-on approach, knowledge, and explanations were next to none.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC. provided HR benefits consulting to a financial services company. After showcasing different options, they guided the partner toward the best-fit solution.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Wealth Management, Financial Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The information offered by the team was critical in developing the current benefits offerings of the company. Their willingness to walk the client through issues and concerns bolstered their relationship. Customers can expect a team of reliable, responsive communicators.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of a financial services company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC?

We were trying to mitigate the rising costs of our benefits plans as well as come up with compliant HR regulations and systems to stay on top of regional changes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In their work with us, they walked me through the differences between options and offered scope of what’s available in the market. That helped guide me to make the most educated decision possible based on all the knowledge they brought to the table. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with 3–4 people from their team. 

How did you come to work with DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC?

We’ve been networked together for many years. Their knowledge, approach, and sensitivity toward time helped us choose them. They also emphasized a relationship-driven engagement, which appealed to us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2012, and they’re our ongoing HR consultant.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The explanations they provided about the differences between plans helped tremendously. They were willing to hold our hands and get on the phone whenever we needed help. Their team has always been there for everything from negotiating rates to addressing claims with the potential to be denied. It’s taken stress and headaches off of our shoulders.  

How did DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re amazing with their turnaround time. It never takes more than a day to get in touch with them with answers to our questions. If we send an email, they’ll respond in an hour or two. I judge their service based on turnaround times, and they’ve always communicated within a 24-hour window.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their hands-on approach, knowledge, and explanations were next to none.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

They do a wonderful job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Working with them is very simple. Their president is even willing to get on the phone to walk through options. He’s always available when you need him.

5.0
Overall Score Their service is amazing.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them already.

Employee Benefits Consulting for Financial Planning Company

“In addition to his professionalism, he’s great at putting out fires and staying on top of clients.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2001 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC. provided benefits consulting services for the clients of a financial planning company. They’re responsible for connecting individuals with suitable providers and services.

The Reviewer
 
New York, New York
Paul Adamo
Owner, Professional Wealth Associates
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With their thorough industry experience, attention to detail, and willingness to respond to concerns in a timely manner, the team has exceeded the partner’s expectations. Their long-term relationship is built on confidence in their proactivity and enthusiasm while working with clients.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a full-service financial planning company that specializes in high net worth individuals and small business owners. We’ve been in business for 30 years and about 150 million in assets under our management as well as over 100 million in insurance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC?

We’re using their services for employee benefits. They’re assisting us in offering retirement plans for the small businesses that we work with.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For all of our clients, we use them to assess the needs in regard to employee benefits. This includes medical, life insurance, or any other human resources-related employee benefits. He offers that through a variety of sources through his relationship with different firms.

From there, he becomes the point of contact between the client and those firms to ensure that they’re the right fit for each other. When they aren’t, he reviews and replaces service providers accordingly. He manages all of that relationship. 

What is the team composition?

We work solely with Danny (President, DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC). 

How did you come to work with DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC?

I’ve known Danny for 30 years since we both started businesses that offer different types of financial services to our clients. We’ve worked together for 30 years, as I’ve brought him into various relationships with my clients to provide his services. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in the first quarter of 2001. Our teams have been working together ever since.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

He not only knows the industry very intimately, he provides a responsive, hands-on service to the client. Even with our smaller clients, he offers top-notch services. My clients have given glowing reviews about their experiences working with Danny. He’s been able to resolve their problems and assist clients with any issues that have come up.  

How did DON'T SWEAT LIFE, INC perform from a project management standpoint?

He does many face-to-face meetings as well as emails and conference calls. No matter how we communicate, he’s very accessible and responsive. His hands-on, personal attitude has been a hallmark of his service.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In addition to his professionalism, he’s great at putting out fires and staying on top of clients. For instance, he’s proactive to changes and developments in the industry. When there are new products and services in the market, he knows about them before they’re commonplace in the industry. He’s proactive and well ahead of the curve.

Additionally, he helps people understand what could be complex information. He’s able to communicate technical information very clearly, so people are able to understand the services he’s providing. It’s been a pleasure to work with them.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing comes to mind. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t be reluctant to involve him directly with your clients. He works very well with others and can loop his network into conversations to solve problems. Danny has plenty of experience to bring to the table, so take full advantage of his business experience and contacts.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Benefits & PEO Consulting for Accounting Firm

"Unlike competitors, they’re able to present many different options."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. provided PEO and benefits consulting services to support growth for an accounting firm. They identified and guided the selection of health insurance packages to enable cost savings.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Partner, Fuller Lowenberg & Co.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. delivered a comprehensive and cost-efficient benefits package that distinguishes the business in the market to appeal to top talent. The team is accessible and provides responses to inquiries quickly. With an expansive network, they offer a unique number of choices.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a partner at a full-service accounting firm that works with small to mid-sized privately held businesses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC.?

We sought a company to present alternative options for benefits. With a growing company, we had a lot to manage such as recruiting, HR compliance, and rising insurance as well as payroll processing costs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. found alternatives from the PEO and health insurance markets. Then, they presented different options of benefits for us to offer to our employees. Their team not only provided better benefit options than we had previously but also drove the costs down. Their team gave us access to better benefits than could’ve accessed as a small business.

What is the team composition?

I'm in contact with one person.

How did you come to work with DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC.?

I attended an educational seminar where A DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. teammate presented on the Affordable Care Act. We developed a rapport such that he became a resource on health insurance compliance as the market changed. Our business relationship developed as they learned more. Their team educated us about PEOs and benefits, which is where our relationship is now. I also refer my clients that are good fits for PEOs or need education on benefits.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in late 2011 and our engagement’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

We’re able to demonstrate a benefits package that firms our size don’t usually provide to potential employees. Specifically, our health insurance is far more beneficial than what we could’ve offered without DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. It’s a marketing piece that attracts top talent.

How did DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re responsive via phone and email to my office manager, my staff, and me. If a team member doesn’t have an answer to our question immediately, they’ll get it quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team has many relationships. Unlike competitors, they’re able to present many different options.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’re doing a good job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Get employee feedback about what they want to see. Ask what benefits they’re interested in accessing. They have ways to work those benefits into the company’s package at a reasonable price.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Employee Benefits Consulting for Financial Services Firms

"DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC.'s services have been extremely positive in every account we’ve worked together."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2005 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. is a benefits consulting partner, providing services to clients of a CPA firm and financial planning group. They specialize in reducing the costs of company health insurance. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Stuart R. Shapiro, CPA/PFS
President, Shapiro Financial Planning Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Throughout the 15 year engagement, DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC.’s partner has been consistently impressed and eager to refer their services to clients. Their professionalism, expertise, and industry connections set them apart. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a CPA/PFS and a partner at a medium-sized CPA firm, with 40 years of experience. I’m also the president and managing director of the Shapiro Financial Planning Group, which is a full service comprehensive financial planning firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC.?

Our partnership with DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. aims to help companies manage their employee benefits — specifically health insurance — plans.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our market is small- to medium-sized businesses. Danny (Partner, DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC.) has certain specialty areas in the employee benefits umbrella.

Over the years, we’ve been able to find several sophisticated ways to help maintain or even lower the cost and offer better quality benefits to businesses from five people to 5,000. We do this through a solution called a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), which allows smaller- to medium-sized companies to save a large amount on health insurance costs without sacrificing benefits. Depending on company demographics, health insurance prices can reduce by 30–40%, and it includes other supplemental benefits like 401k.

Danny and I partner together to provide these benefits. His resources are available to my clients, and we share in the fees together. 

What is the team composition?

I communicate directly with Danny.

What is the status of this engagement?

I began working with Danny in 2005, and we are still working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC.'s services have been extremely positive in every account we’ve worked together. 

As the prices of health insurance skyrocket, there is more and more need for an experienced advisor to provide the best solution. Danny, sensitive to the cost of insurance, is dedicated to bringing the best possible coverage to small- and medium-sized businesses. 

Our clients are always happy with what he brings to the table, and I’m always confident in referring to him. He’s also very honest, and if he’s unable to provide significant benefits to or enhance the benefits experience of a certain firm, he will always speak up. Danny is extremely professional.

How did DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. perform from a project management standpoint?

We set up our meetings by email. Often, I’m involved in the meetings with my clients, as I serve as their advisor and Danny as the expert.

What did you find most impressive about them?

His professionalism, honesty, experience, and knowledge are all impressive. 

Danny is supported by a full staff in his office, including an executive at the firm who is very knowledgeable in health, vision, and dental insurance. Danny is always comfortable relying on her expertise if he feels it will serve the client better. 

Also, whether he’s working with an insurance company or a PEO, he always deals with the highest level of management and is able to make deep relationships. Because of that, Danny is able to accomplish what others can’t. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. He is very considerate and responsive. Working with him, and DON’T SWEAT LIFE, INC. as a whole, has been a great experience. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Working with him is a no brainer. Especially in the PEO area, his expertise makes his services exceptionally valuable on a national level. If the opportunity to improve a company’s benefits is there, there’s a good chance Danny will be able to make it happen. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer