Cathy Sussman

Principal

Cathy Sussman has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, and 18 years in the Managed Care reinsurance arena. Her experience includes all accident and health lines of coverage, underwriting and brokerage.

With Dubraski & Associates

Cathy focuses primarily on developing solutions through reinsurance for managed care organizations nationwide. Her clients include Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health plans. She manages the National Alliance of State Health Co-Ops endorsement and has worked with multiple carriers to negotiate unique arrangements to enhance the business prospects of these newly formed companies. She brings both competence and enthusiasm to all her existing clients.

Prior Experience

Her past experience includes positions in underwriting and relationship management of group life, health and disability, as well as in the sales and service of fully insured, self-funded employer groups, life insurance, disability products and reinsurance for HMOs.

Prior to becoming a broker, she served in both underwriting and sales roles at Allianz Life Insurance Company. In her capacity as Sales Vice President, Cathy led the Allianz Life Health Products in new production from 2002 to 2005. In 2004, Cathy was awarded the enterprise-wide Spirit Award for her commitment to exceptional customer service.

Before Allianz, she was an underwriter at ReliaStar Life Insurance Company. Cathy gained technical experience that is exceptionally valuable as she consults with her prospects and clients. Her career also includes posts with HealthPartners; a Minnesota-based HMO, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

Education & Involvement

  • Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Thomas (now the University of St. Thomas), Saint Paul, Minn, graduating Magna Cum Laude