About Debra K. Bedell
Independent Insurance Broker


 My Mission is Creating Balance

To help you feel good about something, that at the moment may feel intangible... creating a more Balanced Financial Plan by including Insurance Products.

Our Goal is to help you Find Direction

The right questions asked can give you direction and
have the ability to change your focus in an instant.

The Outcome is Peace of Mind

That's what discovering the power of Insurance Products is all about. I know the questions that you might not think to ask!

 

 
 

Experience:

I love empowering my clients, encouraging them to be curious about learning how innovative Insurance strategies can support their long term financial goals. Expertise in unearthing liquidity and cash flow risks you may not be aware of.

My earlier financial work was in the mortgage industry, which has only solidified my foundation in becoming a think out of the box Independent Insurance Broker. I excelled at securing residential mortgages in an industry where obtaining financing was very competitive. The insurance industry is no different and I am the Broker who will be most resourceful.

Mortgages and Insurance do share something in common; they are both financial tools that help my clients create a more balanced financial plan. I enlighten my clients about the benefits of including Insurance products in their financial portfolios.

Initial training in Insurance was with New York Life Insurance; a solid carrier. I later choose to become an Insurance Broker gaining the freedom to pick and choose which products from different carriers will benefit my clients. As an independent Insurance Broker I am best able to work for you the client and not the Insurance Company.


Education:

M.B.A. Finance, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Diploma, Financial Management, New York University

B.F.A. Specialized Honors in Music, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


License: 

Life, Accident and Health Insurance License


Associations:

New York University’s - Women’s Initiative 

  • Executive Board Member (August 2012 - present)

  • Engaging over 70,000 Women Alumni in: intellectual, cultural & educational events

New York University’s - Art and Entertainment Network

  • Executive Board Member (September 2018 - present)

  • Grow your professional network, find potential new collaborators and share career advice with other alumni


Volunteering:

Mount Sinai Hospital

March 2018 - April 2019

  • Internal Medicine (Division of Hospital Medicine)

Participated in Real-Time Interdisciplinary Team Patient Satisfaction (PS) Project. My more in-depth write ups of patient related data - impacted doctor's HCAHPS scores of communication over time from Q1 of 69.3% to Q3 of 83% in 2018. Doctor in Charge of PS Project published Society of Hospital Medicine abstract; sited my name after her name.

Sept. 2012 - March 2014

  • The Derald H. Ruttenberg Treatment Center and

  • PACT Social Workers (Preventable Admissions Care Team)

Actively was involved in the ground breaking support of the hospital’s efforts in creating: a new outpatient cancer infusion center and a new team of social workers who developed an outpatient support system to achieve reducing readmission of Medicaid patients.