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Connecticut State Dental Association

Insurance Programs

The list of insurance products and sources currently endorsed by the CSDA is provided below. Please rest assured that the CSDA’s primary goal is to enhance the value proposition we offer to our members, and any organization that has received our endorsement has gone through a formal review process to ensure value for our members. If you have any questions or need more information about these important member benefits, please contact the sources directly.

Group Insurance
Individual Health Insurance
Retiree Medical
Professional Liability, Business Insurance
Personal Lines Insurance
Professional Liability Program for Hygienists and Assistants
Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance

Group Insurance

Group insurance plans specifically tailored for small groups providing:
  • Medical (Aetna, Anthem, Oxford and ConnectiCare)
  • Life
  • Dependents Life
  • AD&D
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Vision Care

CSDA/AmWINS Member Benefits program sales are delivered out of the team at the Shelton CT AmWINS Group Benefits office headed by Timothy Falanga, Executive Vice President.  Two of Tim’s small group specialists, Lisa Gurrell and Ashleigh Blake, have been assigned to our program. They can provide expertise on plan designs, carrier business rules, quotes from multiple carriers and help members meet their needs and their employees’ needs in the most efficient ways possible.

Lisa Gurrell: or (203) 924-6426 

Ashleigh Blake: or (203) 924-6408 

Service questions or issues can continue to be directed to the CSDA/AmWINS Member Benefits Customer Care Unit at (800) 828-2732.

AmWinsIndividual Health Insurance

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, individual health insurance plans are now available, without medical underwriting or pre-existing rules, for those without access to a group plan. AmWINS offers a wide range of plans from the major Connecticut health insurance carriers (including Anthem and ConnectiCare) with the added sense of comfort that you are part of a program that has the dental community as its primary concern.

Contact CSDA/AmWINS Member Benefits at (800) 828-2732 or log on to

AmWinsRetiree Medical

Medicare medical supplement, Medicare Part D prescription drug and Medicare Advantage plans on an individual basis for members, spouses and staff members.

Contact CSDA/AmWINS Member Benefits at (800) 828-2732 or log on to

Jewell_LogoProfessional Liability, Business Insurance

Professional Liability insurance through the CSDA-endorsed Fortress Insurance program; Workers’ Compensation, Basic Office Policy, Employment Liability and more; Personal Umbrella Liability coverage through CHUBB and office policies through HANOVER, all specifically designed for dentists.

Contact Brenda Jewell-Swartz of Jewell Professional Insurance, Hartford, CT at T: (860) 232-5800 F: (860) 232-5801 or

Jewell_LogoPersonal Lines Insurance

Insurance for your homes, automobiles, boats, etc.; for members, family members and staff. Association discounts available for many policies.

Contact Brenda Jewell-Swartz of Jewell Professional Insurance, Hartford, CT at T: (860) 232-5800 F: (860) 232-5801 or

Jewell_LogoProfessional Liability Program for Hygienists and Assistants

Hygienists and assistants may be eligible to purchase professional liability insurance through the CSDA-endorsed program. Although coverage is usually available under the policy of the dentist, they can now enjoy the peace of mind that comes with their own coverage designed specifically to protect them. It would offer them their own attorney, payment for reasonable defense costs, payment of lost wages and cover court costs and settlements in addition to the limits of liability. 

Contact Brenda Jewell-Swartz of Jewell Professional Insurance, Hartford, CT at T: (860) 232-5800 F: (860) 232-5801 or

DLiving Legacy Financial Groupisability Insurance

The mission of the “Doctors Disability Specialists” team is to educate dental professionals in protecting their present and future success. Customized individual disability insurance is available for members, spouses and staff members from Guardian/Berkshire as well as other major insurers. The finest customized disability products geared toward dental professionals. Plans for unique situations such as students, new dentists and buy-outs. Association discounts available for many policies, with further discounts for specialists.

Contact John Goulos or Tyler Destefano at Living Legacy Financial Group, Middleton, MA. T: (978) 907-6000; F: (978) 907-6099; E: or

LTCRLong Term Care Insurance

Recognizing the significant need for long-term care planning among our members, the Connecticut State Dental Association is pleased to announce a comprehensive new Long Term Care Insurance Program. This program offers a portfolio of comprehensive plans from multiple highly rated insurance carriers.

Through a partnership with AmWINS Group Benefits and Long-Term Care Resources, Connecticut State Dental Association members now have a national network of long-term care specialists available to explain the costs and benefits of this vital program.

More importantly, we have used the buying power of our association to obtain special discounted rates.

While we know this program is very valuable, insurance is not the right answer for everyone. However, information is your best weapon in the fight against the high cost of long-term care and to determine if Long Term Care Insurance is right for you. Advanced planning is always the best approach. 

To request more information, call today 800.616.8759. Or visit us at