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155 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 293.5100
Fax: (631) 293.5897
Michael S. Cohen
After graduating from Boston University in 2002, Michael Cohen spent several years in the film and television industry, working as a producer, writer and stand-up comedian. Licensed to sell insurance at the age of 18, Cohen entered the family business full time in 2005 and brought the experience of the entertainment industry to The DBL Center.
Nine years later, he became a member of the prestigious Friars Club in NYC, where he found a way to blend his passion for the arts with his day job to assist with the growth of The DBL’s Center’s General Agency, which he is proud to say has more than doubled since he came on board.
Phone: (631) 293.5100 ext. 800
David J. Cohen
Founder David J. Cohen was born and raised on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, moved with his family to Kings Highway in Brooklyn and, ultimately, to Long Island. He graduated from Stony Brook University in 1971 with aspirations to be a dentist and stumbled into the insurance industry, where he started out as an Individual Life salesman.
In 1976, with just an idea and a dime, he ended his career as a producer and started The DBL Center Ltd. to focus on servicing brokers and selling on their behalf. In 1986 he expanded to the state of Hawaii and his company currently manages a premium block of $50 million on the behalf of its sub-producing agents.
Office Manager/Senior Underwriter
After graduating college in 1976, Eugene Puleo launched his insurance career with NY Life, and then joined CNA as the DBL underwriting manager. On April 1, 1983, he started his wholesale career with the DBL Center Ltd., where today he is responsible for writing and maintaining the company’s over 50 life DBL & TDB business, as well as auditing the agency’s ancillary and statutory commissions in all markets.
Phone: (631) 293.5100 ext. 803
Director of DBL & TDB
Selena Kutschera has been in the insurance industry since 1997, when she graduated with a degree in Insurance from University of Hartford. Utilizing her extensive experience and knowledge of NY DBL and NJ TDB benefits, she is able to service The DBL Center’s prestigious client list.
Phone: (631) 293.5100 ext. 809
DBL Licensing, Commission/Processing Inquiries
Lisa Indelli started working in the insurance industry in 1999 when she became employed at The DBL Center Ltd. Over time she switched to a full-time position, where she is currently responsible for handling all NY DBL business from 1 – 49 lives, and servicing all broker requests.
Phone: (631) 293.5100 ext. 804
Annette M. Sperandio
Benefits Account Manager
Annette M. Sperandio is a two-time graduate of St. John’s University specializing in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. After
graduating from St. John’s, Annette spent five years teaching middle school and high school English in Bellmore-Merrick CHSD and Massapequa UFSD. After the birth of her son, she joined Chernoff Diamond as a Team Coordinator, providing support to a team of seven. During her tenure at Chernoff Diamond she assisted Benefit Consultants and Client Managers in their day to day responsibilities while providing the utmost customer service for their clientele. She joins The DBL Center, LTD as an Account Manager specializing in the marketing process of Ancillary lines of coverage and providing the niche service that our brokers are accustomed to.
Phone: (631) 293-5100 ext. 801
Melissa Bilka is a graduate of Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus specializing in Mathematics Education. She recently entered the insurance field and joined the expanding Group Ancillary Department of The DBL Center Ltd as a Benefits Coordinator.
Phone: (631) 293-5100 ext. 807
Lori S. Rose
AVP of Ancillary Lines
Lori Rose has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years, specializing in Ancillary Lines at carriers including CNA, Zurich, Principal and Ameritas. She joins The DBL Center as AVP of Ancillary Lines, bringing her expertise and passion for sales and service to brokers with employee benefits solutions.
Phone: (631) 293-5100 ext. 805
DBL / PFL Customer Service Rep
Cindy Stella is a veteran of the insurance industry, specializing in employee benefits. She started her career in 2004 in the Medical Stop-Loss Department of Standard Security Life Insurance Co. of New York, later moving to SSLIC’s DBL Department. She has spent the past two decades providing support and working closely with agents, brokers, and policyholders. She joins The DBL Center as a DBL / PFL customer service rep, dedicated to providing the best service in this ever-changing field.
Phone: (631) 293.5100 ext. 806
Group Sales Representative
Brian Dewey is a Massachusetts native & Stonehill College graduate with degrees in Economics and Finance. He brings with him nearly a decade of group benefits experience, with a focus on ancillary benefits from his time at Sun Life and Ameritas.
Phone: (631) 293.5100 ext. 808
Regional Vice President Group Worksite Benefits
Larry Estridge has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years, serving as a Regional in the Northeast and Midwest Territories for carriers such as UnumProvident, Colonial, and Ameritas. Larry’s expertise is in Disability, Life, and Worksite Benefits where he has provided benefit solutions to Brokers and Financial Advisors for their clients. He joins The DBL Center as the Regional Vice President of Group Worksite Benefits.
Phone: (631) 293.5100 ext. 812
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