AVP, GROUP MARKET MANAGER – NEW ENGLAND & GREATER NEW YORK, SUN LIFE FINANCIAL
Sun Life and the DBL Center have been working closely together for roughly 15 years. Throughout this time, the DBL Center has proven to be a great partner. They do an outstanding job advising and advocating for our mutual clients. In addition, my team and I view Michael as a true resource for anything statutory benefits related.
I remember the day, about 27 years ago, that I was introduced to David Cohen. Since that time, The DBL Center, to me, has been a general agency front-runner. Michael Cohen has taken the achievements of Dave and expanded in new directions. I value the relationship between The DBL Center and Standard Security and I look forward to many years of mutual successes.
VICE PRESIDENT – DBL UNDERWRITING STANDARD SECURITY LIFE INS. CO. OF NY
The DBL Center, led by Michael Cohen, has significantly assisted ShelterPoint Life (“ShelterPoint”) over the years in becoming New York’s insurance leader in statutory disability and paid family leave programs. Michael’s understanding of, and commitment to, these programs was learned by him from his father, the legendary David Cohen. Under Michael’s leadership, The DBL Center has continued to thrive. Their recently deployed “Broker Dashboard” tool allows his brokers to monitor their clients’ paid premiums and commissions earned. This, in turn, facilitates prompt action by the broker on delinquent premium payments and payment errors. Michael and his team worked extremely closely with ShelterPoint on two separate occasions where a carrier exited the statutory DBL or DBL/PFL space. His pro-active communications and outreach to the brokerage community helped assure these policyholders had an alternative carrier in the market and a smooth transition to ShelterPoint. The entire DBL Center team did the right thing by focusing on what was in the best interests of the broker’s policyholder. Michael also advocates thoughtfully and effectively on behalf of his brokerage community. This advocacy is communicated to us via an ongoing and healthy exchange of market insight, candid discussion of evolving product needs, and Michael’s tireless follow- up. ShelterPoint first began working with The DBL Center in 1985 and we look forward to continued mutual success.
RICHARD A. WHITE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – SHELTERPOINT
“When my renewals come in, I’m getting a flat renewal with DBL Center. I know if I was working with the carrier, I’d be getting increases and negotiating on behalf of my clients every time. Working with DBL Center, I get flat renewals and my clients are happy.”
BLAIR INSURANCE, MELVILLE, NY
HOTALING PROPERTY & CASUALTY, LLC, NEW YORK, NY
“The DBL Center is second to none when it comes to the services it provides. They’re innovative in technology and they are streamlined in their efficiencies to deliver to the end user. They assist in ways no other company could match. They’re the best.”
“Arch Insurance and DBL Center have built a strong partnership through mutual respect and a common goal to service our customers. The DBL Center staff are experts in their field and are always finding innovative ways to expand the business.”
VICE PRESIDENT, ACCIDENT & HEALTH – ARCH INSURANCE GROUP INC.
“We re-wrote our entire book to DBL Center on Day One, after two meetings with Michael [Cohen, President]. We believe in the team, we believe in the staff, and so far, we’re off to a great start in this soon to be longstanding relationship.”
PRESIDENT AND CEO – AC RISK MANAGEMENT, MERRICK, NY