Jessica joined Cowden in March 2021 as a consultant in the employee benefits practice to advise clients on the intricacies of their benefits and health and welfare plans. She works closely with clients to focus on plan funding strategies and implementation, compliance issues, and overall plan financial management.
Jessica offers a strong background as a health and welfare benefits consultant and corporate benefits manager. During her career, she was responsible for managing the strategy, financing, and operations of a health and welfare benefits plan for over 6,500 domestic employees and 3,500 retirees. Her experience managing overall implementation and ongoing service for multi-line, large-scale benefits strategy and delivery as well as her focused approach to project and people management compliment Cowden’s mission to assist clients in achieving their business objectives.
Jessica earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College. She is a licensed Pennsylvania Life Accident and Health agent and is non-resident producer in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. Jessica also holds a Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation and obtained her SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) certification.