• 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 Announces New Hires

Cowden Associates, Inc. Hires Health & Benefits Consultant and Two Retirement Ana… Continue Reading →


Cowden Associates, Inc. Launches “Retirement ComprehensiveCast” Services

PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2015 — Pittsburgh-based Cowden Associates, Inc., (“Cowden”… Continue Reading →


The Case for Continuing to Strategically Defease Your Defined Benefit Plan

It is our viewpoint that a defined benefit plan should be managed like a separate lin… Continue Reading →

WEBINARS


Upcoming Webinars

September 2015 – In the Deep End: IRS Play or Pay Reporting for Difficult Employee G… Continue Reading →

Previous Webinar

August 2015 – Just Married! What Employers Need to Know About the Obergefell Ruling… Continue Reading →

Webinar Library

Playback previous recorded webinars: Continue Reading →

INDUSTRY NEWS



IRS Issues Second Notice to Assist in Developing Cadillac Tax Regulations

The IRS has issued its second notice regarding the upcoming implementation of the Pat… Continue Reading →


IRS Releases Draft 2015 Instructions for 6055/6056 Reporting

BackgroundUnder the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are… Continue Reading →


Higher PBGC Premiums Coming for 2015

In December of 2013, large PBGC premium increases were part of the Bipartisan Budget … Continue Reading →