Daniel H. Cook has dedicated his life to helping people in need receive the proper medical, dental, hospital and nursing home care. He founded the company that bears his name more than 40 years ago, to serve as third-party administrators to labor organizations and corporations in the administration of welfare, pension and benefit funds.
Since its beginnings, Cook Associates has been a leader and innovator in designing funds for clients’ hospitalization, dental, medical, surgical and life and disability benefits. Other initiatives include the formation of panels of doctors and dentists for employers and employees of unions and corporations.
Mr. Cook is also the founder of the Education Conference of Health, Welfare and Pension Plans, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to continued education and improvement in the fields of welfare, pension and fringe benefits. Mr. Cook was also President and Chief Executive Officer of the Better Health Examiners, the first modern multi-phase screening centers in the New York metropolitan area. The centers, three of which were ultimately established, were pioneers in providing an annual physical examinations to the members of the general public.
With the five established partners of Time-Life, Norton Simon, Kodak, Northwest Mutual and Control Data, Mr. Cook also served as president of Health Maintenance Centers located in New York City and Syosset, New York.