Strategic Consulting

Protecting your most
valuable asset.

Cook Maran’s strategic employee benefits consulting provides the insights and guidance you need to compete for—and retain—the best employees in the ever-changing healthcare insurance landscape. Working closely with you, we’ll review your overall business plan and key corporate objectives to lay the groundwork for a year-over-year strategic approach to your company’s benefits offerings, complete with:

Plan Design & Pricing

We evaluate your current plan design, benchmark it against competitors and explore your benefits and cost-sharing philosophy and employee demographics to design a cost-effective, comprehensive benefits plan.

Contributions Strategies

Our professionals help you define the contributions approach that make the most sense for your business and its competitive environment, exploring fixed percentage, core/buy-up and defined contribution options.

Compliance Assistance

We will guide you through healthcare reform and the regulatory environment by providing proactive compliance review, which includes ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, Section 125 and more. These services help ensure compliance and avoid potentially costly fines.

Carrier Relations

One of the top Northeast brokers, Cook Maran leverages our solid relationships with leading carriers—and representation on several of their Advisory Boards—on your behalf, from program placement and premium negotiation through account service and day-to-day maintenance.