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048 Career100-Becoming an Underwriter- An Interview with Dawn Piccoli

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Have you ever heard about underwriters and what they do for a living? What are the roles that underwriters play in today’s society? Why underwriters are so important these days? In this edition of Top 100 Careers with Dawn Piccoli, join us as we learn important things about underwriting as a career.

Dawn Piccoli has 13 years of experience in the insurance industry. At present, she works as an underwriter at the New York Life Insurance Company where her focus includes assessing life insurance risk for AARP using established underwriting guidelines and judgment. She graduated from Clearwater Christian College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. On top of her bachelor’s degree, she also has an A.S degree in medical billing & coding as well as one-and-a-half year of core nursing courses under her belt.

Listen to what is in store for you in this edition of the Career 100 Podcast. Gather valuable information and learn more about:

– Dawn’s personal and professional journey that led her to be successful in this field
– Things that underwriters deal with on a daily basis
– Where Dawn got her inspiration to consider underwriting as a long-term career
– The reasons that pushed her to pursue, and continue working in the insurance industry
– The suggested career path to becoming an underwriter and its career progression
– Why this is considered as one of the Top 100 Careers of the decade

One of the most important considerations that everyone should consider when preparing for the future, is being insured. Whether it is for health, education, or retirement planning, insurance for one’s self or for the entire family is a major investment that needs to be carefully planned. During the process of planning for insurance application, underwriters screen and assess applications and they determine whether one is qualified and under what applicable terms. They evaluate every application and decide in behalf of the company they are working for. To be able to be a successful in this field, one must be very objective, fair, and keen to details. If you possess at least these core competencies, then you could be a good underwriter. Are you ready to take on the responsibilities that underwriters have to face everyday? Don’t miss this edition of the Career 100 Podcast.

If you want to know more about Dawn Piccoli and the company she works with, you can visit AARP Life Insurance & Lifetime Income Programs from New York Life, or you can email Dawn directly at dawn_piccoli(at)newyorklife.com.

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