Edward J. Walsh, Cook Maran’s Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits is responsible for all Sales and Account Management functions of the Employee Benefit Division, and utilizes his vast experience with a healthcare insurance carrier to guide clients through the changing national healthcare legislative landscape.
Ed has been with the Agency since 2001, beginning with Arnone, Lowth, Fanning, Wilson, Nuzzi and Arnstein, through its merger with Cook, Hall & Hyde in 2003 and the subsequent merger with Maran Corporate Risk Associates that created Cook Maran & Associates in 2012. The Agency was renamed Cook Maran when it became a Prime Risk Partner in 2015.
He previously worked at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in various positions, rising to the position of Vice President of Labor Sales in 1993. In this capacity, he was responsible for Sales and Account Management for all Empire’s Taft Hartley Welfare Fund clients, which represented over one half billion dollars in annual premium. Ed left Empire to run the stop loss division of a small managing general underwriter (MGU) in New York City where his responsibilities included sales, client management and underwriting.
Ed has participated in many seminars and discussion groups lending his expertise in the healthcare field, is past president of the Blue Cross Association National Labor Board and currently sits on the Broker Advisory Boards of United Healthcare, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Emblem Health.
Born and raised on Long Island, he attended St. John’s University and graduated with a degree from the School of Business.
He is married to his wife, Eileen, and together they have four married daughters, and five grandchildren. He is a past member of the St. Rose of Lima School Board, and he and his wife are very active with St. Rose of Lima Parish.Our Team Directory