• COWDEN ASSOCIATES, INC.

    COWDEN ASSOCIATES, INC.

    Helping clients establish and maintain high quality compensation and benefits programs aligning organizations business strategies and objectives.





  • COMPENSATION

    COMPENSATION

    Helping engineer a strategy that encourages productivity and focuses on outcomes.



  • HEALTH & BENEFITS

    HEALTH & BENEFITS

    Tailoring employee benefit programs to reach fundamental objectives.



  • INTERNATIONAL

    INTERNATIONAL

    Meeting the needs of employees and their families anywhere in the world.



  • RETIREMENT

    RETIREMENT

    Careful management that reduces volatility and strengthen your rewards.



  • TECHNOLOGY

    TECHNOLOGY

    Improving administration efficiencies and reducing errors while reducing costs.



  • WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

    WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

    Retaining optimal level of staffing and ensuring orderly succession.



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COWDEN NEWS



Cowden Associates, Inc. Hires New Senior Analyst and Promotes Bradford Rigby to Director of Retirement and Actuarial Services

PITTSBURGH, September 30, 2014 — Pittsburgh-based Cowden Associates, Inc., (“Cowd… Continue Reading →


Why Be Yellow (Or Green) When You Can Be Red? Determining the Optimal Zone and How to Get There

The multiemployer zone status provisions under the Pension Protection Act have an imp… Continue Reading →


Recent Court Decision May Alter Approach to Incentive Compensation and Deferred Compensation

In creating incentive compensation programs, there is often an element added to incre… Continue Reading →

WEBINARS


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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continues to phase in. Many pl… Continue Reading →

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INDUSTRY NEWS



Legislative Alert – Pension Funding Stabilization Under The Highway And Transportation Funding Act of 2014

The President is expected to sign new funding stabilization measures into law as part… Continue Reading →


Industry Leader Les McPhearson Joins United Benefit Advisors as New Chief Executive Officer

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest leading independent employee bene… Continue Reading →


Agencies Issue Guidance on Same-Sex Marriages and Employee Benefits — Is it Time for an Internal Plan Audit before the DOL Comes Knocking?

Same-Sex Marriages and how your employee benefit program will/may be affected.  The … Continue Reading →