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Cowden Hires Benefits Consultant for Health and Benefits Practice

PITTSBURGH, August 26, 2019 — Pittsburgh-based Cowden Associates, Inc. (Cowden), the leading independent actuarial, compensation, and employee benefits consulting firm in the tristate region, has hired Daniel Duzyk, consultant for their health and benefits practice.

Dan joined Cowden in August 2019 as a consultant in the health and benefits practice. In his role, Dan will be responsible for advising clients on all aspects of their health and welfare plans including development and implementation of comprehensive, compliant benefits strategies tied to the client’s overall business and health and welfare objectives. He has held various benefits consulting roles throughout his career and has extensive experience in account and client management including strategic plan design development and consultation, plan funding, contribution analysis and recommendations, vendor management, and negotiations.

Dan brings over seven years of experience in the benefits industry including new business development, financial consulting, and an underwriting background focused on public sector, education, and Taft-Hartley. Dan earned his Master of Science in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from San Diego State University. Dan holds a California Life and Health License and a Group Benefits Associate (GBA) certification from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

“Exceptional people enable Cowden to continue to provide our clients the services and expertise they’ve come to expect,” says President/CEO Elliot Dinkin. “Furthermore, Dan’s expertise in labor management and underwriting will enhance our experienced team in the Taft-Hartley division of our health and benefits practice.”

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