About Our Staff
Benefit Design Services Corporation, owned by Kishan Perera, includes associates who individually specialize in Group Health, Disability, Life Insurance, Medicare, and Cafeteria Plans. Most of our staff have been with us for over 5 years, and some for over 10 years. Their experience, education, and commitment ensure that we have the knowledge and desire to provide our clients with the best possible service.
Kishan Perera is the President of BDS. Since BDS was founded in 1991, he has focused on the design, implementation, and administration of benefit programs. His expertise includes formulating long term benefit strategies for employers and handling compliance and regulatory issues governing benefit plans.
Kishan has won the Soaring Eagle Award every year since 2012. It is the highest honor given by the Leading Producers Round Table to recognize National Association of Health Underwriters members who have achieved the greatest success in demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge and outstanding client service. He’s an MBA graduate of Syracuse University, a QPA designated member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and has earned the Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) designation. He is also ACA and NYSOH certified, Past President of the Greater Central New York Association of Health Underwriters, a board member of the New York State Association of Health Underwriters, and an active member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and New York Employee Benefits Conference.
Kimberly Anthony joined BDS in 1994. She attended SUNY Canton and received her degree from Onondaga Community College in Business Administration. She is a member of the Greater Central New York Association of Health Underwriters and licensed in life, accident, health and disability. Kim is also the Office Coordinator, managing day-to-day office operation. She services group clients with their health, life, dental and disability insurance needs and is ACA and NYSOH certified.
Julie Muolo joined BDS in 2017. She is a member of the Greater Central New York Association of Health Underwriters, has her Associate, Life and Health Claims (ALHC) designation, and is licensed in life, accident, health and disability. With extensive experience in claims adjustment, business operations, and pharmacy benefits administration, Julie services group clients with their health, life, dental and disability insurance needs.
Penny Buck joined BDS in 2008 and has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University. She is a member of the Greater Central New York Association of Health Underwriters and licensed in life, accident, and health. She is ACA and NYSOH certified and is also certified to sell individual Medicare products. Her duties include preparing proposals for new and existing clients, implementing new group plans, and assisting group clients with their health, life, dental and disability insurance.