Stanley Rubenzahl, CEO
Stanley Rubenzahl founded the Maxon Company in 1955 when, during his tenure as a Welfare Plan administrator, he identified a need for independent third party administration services by Union Welfare Plans. Mr. Rubenzahl was personally responsible for all facets of the business from sales and marketing to consulting and administration. From its beginning providing primarily claims administration to local clients, Mr. Rubenzahl diversified the company’s product offerings and extended its client base so that now Maxon provides services to plans totaling in excess of $200 million in assets.
In 1974 Mr. Rubenzahl established one of the first Dental HMO’s in the United States for a consortium of several St. Louis Unions and businesses. He provided the physical plant, equipment, and supplies. He also contracted the professional staff, and provided all administrative services.
Currently Mr. Rubenzahl, as CEO, is responsible for long range planning, product development and pricing. Mr. Rubenzahl is a graduate of Harpur College (SUNY at Binghamton).
David Rubenzahl, Esq., President, Maxon Administrators, Inc. & Company Counsel
David Rubenzahl joined the company in 1979 to manage the Dental Plans in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Rubenzahl was responsible for all facets of their operation from equipment financing, and supply purchasing, to provider contracting and plan consulting.
Mr. Rubenzahl came to New York in 1985 as company counsel and chief consultant. His expertise is in private and public plan administration, and client and provider contracting. He also is intimately involved in systems development insuring compliance with evolving state and federal regulation.
Most recently, Mr. Rubenzahl developed a NYS GML 207 consulting program to be offered to governmental Workers' Compensation clients.
Mr. Rubenzahl, a graduate of Lehigh University in 1974 and the University of Miami School of Law in 1977, is a member in good standing of the New York and Florida Bars and serves on the board of the Society for Professional Benefit Administrators.
Hana Rubin, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Administration
Ms. Rubin started at Maxon in 1980 as its Director of Administration. In that position she was responsible for development of claim and billing systems for Maxon’s true group and association business.
Along with her responsibilities as Director of Administration for Maxon, Ms. Rubin has personal responsibility for Maxon’s administration of insured statutory disability benefits in the states of New York and New Jersey. In that capacity she also serves as liaison to the New York and New Jersey agencies regulating statutory disability benefits.
Ms. Rubin graduated from Ithaca College in 1978 with a degree in sociology. She received her MBA in finance from The University of Connecticut in 1980.
Ann Romel-Maslak, Manager of Claims Administration
Ms. Maslak joined The Maxon Company in 1983 as its manager of claims administration. In that position, she has overseen the evolution of Maxon’s claims administration system maintaining the interface of technology with trained personnel. She instituted Maxon’s outside audit program and is in charge of training for new administration business as well as for new hires.
Ms. Maslak came to Maxon from the Mutual of Omaha Companies where she began as a claims supervisor in 1978, leaving that company in 1983 after several years as a cost containment specialist.
Ms. Maslak, fluent in Russian, is a graduate of Western Connecticut State College in 1975 with a degree in primary education.
Kim Moore, Manager of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Kim has been with The Maxon Company since 2005 bringing over 20 years of experience. As the Manager of Workers’ Compensation Claims, her responsibilities include handling both medical and lost time claims. Her role also entails indemnity claim investigation, subrogation and litigation management.
Kim began her career at Frontier Insurance Group as a Customer Service Representative responsible for underwriting Property & Casualty business. She was later promoted to Medical Only Examiner where she mastered the investigation and evaluation of Workers’ Compensation cases in various states.
Shortly thereafter, she became an Indemnity Examiner which led her to the position of Indemnity Claims Supervisor. Her primary focus was to manage and review lost time workers’ compensation adjuster’s cases. Most recently, she moved into the role of Senior Claims Adjuster.
Kim is a licensed New York State General Adjuster. Additionally, she is a member of the Mid Hudson Claims Organization.
Doris Garrett, RN, Director of Case Management
Doris joined The Maxon Company in 1996. She began as an Assistant Case Manager responsible for medical record reviews from hospitals and healthcare providers. Today, with more than 35 years of nursing experience, Doris is the Director of Case Management responsible for the overall management of Maxon’s managed care programs and provider relations. She offers peer-to-peer consultation providing professional guidance and is a liaison to patients and doctors with recommendations on how to best maximize benefits.
Prior to joining The Maxon Company, Doris was a MDS Coordinator and a Wound Care Supervisor and infection control nurse at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility. She was also an office nurse at Tri-Valley Medical where she provided counseling and patient teaching services. She made home visits to assess compliance with medical regime.
Formerly, Doris was a nurse for the Sullivan County Department of Public Health. Here she helped establish a high risk prenatal clinic as well as working in infectious disease, high risk prenatal and well-baby clinic. During this time she became a school nurse for Fallsburgh Central School District where her responsibilities included first aid to students and faculty, as well as the administration of medication and procedures for medically compromised students.
Doris, a graduate of the Middletown Psychiatric Center School of Nursing, is certified in Community Health Nursing and Coronary Care and Respiratory. Additionally, she is a member of the New York State Nurses Association and Emergency Medical Response Team for FEMA.
Ernie Mele, Director of Marketing and Specialty Programs
Mr. Mele joined Maxon in 1984 as its Director of Marketing. His expertise is in the identification and development of insurance company markets, and specialty programs such as fiduciary liability coverages and self-funded statutory and traditional short term disability.
Mr. Mele began his career in the benefits industry as a group accident and health claims examiner with Northeastern Life Insurance Company of New York. He progressed from that position through manager of the claims department to Vice President of the Group Accident and Health Department until Northeastern discontinued its group insurance product line in 1976, at which time he joined the CNA Insurance Companies as Senior Marketing Executive.
Mr. Mele was appointed manager of the CNA major group sales offices for New York and New Jersey in 1980.
Mr. Mele received a BA degree from Hunter College in 1962 and is a past President of the Group Health Claims Association of New York and the Group Insurance Association of Greater New York.
Dorothy Barone, Manager of Information Technologies
Ms. Barone joined Maxon in 1990 as an application programmer with 10 years of programming experience. She was named data processing manager in 1995. In this position she manages all aspects of data processing from data entry and data base management to electronic data interchange.
Ms. Barone has programmed most of the sorts and edits we employ to create the standard and personalized reports we provide to our clients, as well as the check issuance and data base management applications we currently employ.
Ms Barone attended SUNY Farmingdale where she received a degree in Business Administration in 1981.