Helping clients secure what matters in Life, Illness and Retirement.
Established as Steven Cohen Insurance Agency in 1979, SC Insurance is an independent insurance brokerage helping individuals and businesses with their life insurance and employee benefit programs.
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Since entering the insurance industry in 2000, Darren has built a breadth of knowledge in the industry, a loyal client base, and continues to actively participate in many industry forums that explore the latest innovations and opportunities in the industry. His genuine desire to help his clients and understand their individual needs sets him apart in this industry.
Darren’s warmth and ability to listen to his clients sets him apart to those who have had the opportunity to work with him. Every client receives 100% of his care and attention to survey the entire insurance landscape in order to identify the best solution to suit their specific needs.
When he isn’t assisting clients, Darren serves as an active member of several charitable organizations and continues to participate in charitable boards to deepen his connections with his community. Darren is also a sports enthusiast, an avid golfer and baseball player. He coaches his son’s baseball and hockey teams as well as taking an active role in his daughter’s basketball and other activities.
As long as there is a relationship to foster, Darren is a willing and active participant. Watch the Resources section for industry information and updates from Darren (intermittently peppered with off-hand golf tips or Blue Jays rants, of course.)
Darren in the News:
The founder of Steven Cohen Insurance Agency Inc, Steve has been in the insurance industry for more than 50 years, operating the independent agency since 1979. His expertise extends to providing both insurance and investment solutions to businesses, professional firms and individuals.
His breadth of knowledge, industry experience, and wisdom make Steve a rare and valuable resource for his clients. His reputation and relationships put him in a unique position to successfully negotiate on behalf of his clients, giving them access to the best value and advice.
Outside of work, Steven is an avid fisherman, enthusiastic chef, and passionate wine connoisseur. Steven takes pride in hosting his close friends and family, and is happy share his most coveted wine tips.
With more than 40 years of experience providing benefits and life insurance advice, Joel is known across the industry for his professionalism, passion and dedication to his valued clients. Joel started off his career teaching grade 7 & 8 before being drawn into the world of insurance, with his first role in 1978 with Crown Life. While he specializes in life and group insurance, Joel is also licensed and knowledgeable in property and casualty insurance and is RIBO licensed.
Over the years, the line between “friend” and “client” has become blurred for Joel, due to the bonds that are created with many of his clients. He continues provide the highest level of service to his clients, always sharing his extensive knowledge with his warm and friendly smile.
Outside of work, Joel has been an avid professional wrestling fan, as well as a passionate sports fan with a strong allegiance to the Detroit Red Wings. Joel prides himself on a strong sense of family and community and is always happy to talk politics, wrestling…or insurance!
In November 2020 Joel had his autobiography published. The title of the book is: Retired, Rewired, Not Expired.
In the book Joel relates stories from growing up in Owen Sound to his university days in Guelph to teaching in Aylmer and finally his insurance career in Toronto.
Deborah AbrahamsCPA, CA | Director, Finance
Joining the insurance industry in 2017, Deborah has utilized her knowledge of accounting and tax and experience working with many public and private companies to support SC Insurance as well as many of SC’s clients. Prior to joining SC Insurance, Deborah worked for 9 years as the Director of Finance with The Mason Group a private recruiting firm for accountants and prior to that for more than 5 years with public companies as the Director of Business Analysis focusing on acquisitions, budgeting & planning and sales & margin analysis. She built her accounting fundamental knowledge while at Ernst & Young for 3 years and spent time in both the Audit & Assurance and Corporate tax divisions.
Deborah’s success has in part been due to her keen eye for detail and analytics as well as her ability to work collaboratively to support a strong team environment. Her drive and passion has always remained a fundamental part of her work ethic.
Deborah obtained her CA designation after completing her Masters of Management and Accounting at the Rotman School of Business in Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.
When Deborah isn’t at work she is enjoying time with her two children, cheering on the sidelines of the hockey rink and enjoying long walks with her dog Abby. And when there is time left, Deborah can be found on her Peloton trying to beat her last record and enjoying her active lifestyle.
Krista BarzsoSenior Group Specialist
Krista has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Business and a background in marketing and creative development.
From the time she entered the insurance industry in 2009, she knew that she wanted to specialize in the group benefits market to help companies determine which solutions are the best fit to help them attract, retain and motivate their key employees and help reduce risk to their organization.
Krista is experienced at helping employers of all sizes create effective, strategic and sustainable benefits programs that are aligned with their corporate philosophy.
Outside of work, Krista is an actor and filmmaker, fitness enthusiast and dog-mom to an adorable Schnoodle pup named Penny.
Baylee is a young, driven advisor focused on creating lifetime relationships built on respect, service and a high level of personal support. Coming from a family with deep roots in the insurance world, Baylee has been entrenched in the business since a young age allowing him to learn valuable lessons early on that have helped him to rapidly earn the trust and support of his clients.
While attending university in Miami on a golf scholarship, Baylee realized that some of his most important qualities were founded in his love for sport. The constant exposure to high pressure scenarios that come from competing in tournaments around the United States contributed to his growth and development as a person and a leader. These opportunities also led Baylee to grow his network and meet people in different circles from all over the world. After completing his four-year Business Degree in Miami, Baylee has translated many of these skills to the insurance industry in order to continue to grow his network and satisfy his love for meeting people and providing innovative solutions to assist the needs of his clients.
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