Employee Benefits Consulting

Proper benefit design and administration is crucial for containing costs and attracting and maintaining staff. We can provide assistance for those time intensive duties by shifting the work to our experienced staff. If you have questions on a service, please give us a call so we can help.

Our Employee Benefits Consulting Services Include:

Open Enrollment Assistance

Meet with staff on annual basis for open enrollment of benefit selections, coordinating updates with carriers.

Manage Health, Dental and Life Insurance

Review your company benefit plans for best options available, enroll staff, coordinate any changes during the year, process monthly billing with carriers.

Labor Law Poster Compliance

Review your current posters to determine you are in compliance.

I9 Compliance

Complete an audit of documents to see if they are accurate and maintained correctly.

Workers Compensation Claims Handling

Work with carriers and the injured employee for medical expenses and lost wages.

Disability Claims Handling

Work with carriers and the employee with off-the-job illness or injury benefits.

Cobra Continuation Health Coverage

Offer coverage per qualifying event, maintain the coverage per law with insurance carriers, and coordinate payments for period of COBRA coverage.

Wellness Programs

Work with your firm and its culture to develop a wellness program.

For more information on current and pending healthcare reform and benefits, visit:, and

Eployee Lising

For more information email or call 315-471-9171 to contact:

Madelyn Hornstein, CPA, CEO

Madelyn Hornstein, CPA, CEO

Madelyn has been with Dermody, Burke & Brown since 1983 and serves as the Firm’s Chief Executive Officer.  She focuses on setting the company’s future course through strategic growth, ensuring continued client success, and maintaining the personal relationships so vital to a successful Firm.  In addition to servicing a number of small businesses and high net worth individuals with their accounting and tax needs, Madelyn also heads Dermody, Burke & Brown’s Employee Benefits division.  She and her team provide design, set-up and on-going administration of retirement plans.  Madelyn ensures that the plans are compliant and also consults on a variety of employee benefit issues and individual retirement planning.

Madelyn is a graduate of SUNY Cortland and holds an MBA from Syracuse University.  She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Women Presidents’ Organization. Madelyn serves as a board member for the Allinial Global Americas Regional Board, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield’s CNY Regional Advisory Board, CenterState CEO and the WISE Women's Business Center. She is also involved with the Professional Advisor Council at Syracuse University. She is a past Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Central New York Community Foundation. 

Mary Beth Madlin

Mary Beth Madlin

Mary Beth has been with Dermody, Burke & Brown since 1985.  As a Senior Manager of the Retirement Plan Design and Administration department, Mary Beth focuses on all facets of retirement planning from plan design to daily administration.  She specializes in managing define contribution plans and provides on-going administration of retirement plans for a range of clients.

Mary Beth also provides outside consulting services and reviews plan design, cost structure and administrative practices. Mary Beth is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College and continues to shape her thirty-two years of knowledge in the industry by attending continuing educational seminars. 

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