About Me

This site is dedicated to discussing what Corporate America can do to impact and manage healthcare costs that threaten their ability to compete. We will discuss healthcare consumerism, transparency, wellness, and employee benefit trends that reduce and managed healthcare costs.

Scott Bradley is the Sr. V.P. of Employee Benefits for Cook, Hall & Hyde, Inc. and an employee benefits expert specializing in developing creative solutions to managing healthcare costs.  Experience: 20yrs of designing healthcare plans. 

Scott Bradley was born and raised along the shores of Long Island and is the true embodiment of a “Waterman”. He has competed in over 100 surf competitions and has over 15 years of surf instruction for children and adults. Scott was a NCAA Division 1 Swimmer, is a certified ocean Lifeguard, active member of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad and has ocean lifeguarding experience for over 16 Years.

His athletic accomplishments are numerous he is the 1992 NYS Long Board Surfing Champion and represented the East Coast at the 1992 United States Surfing Championships. Scott is also an eight time Ironman finisher, 5 time marathon finisher as well as having completed many local triathlons and adventure races. Scott began Stand Up Paddle Surfing 8 years ago when he had a prototype board built. Since then, he has been a 2 time participant of SEA SUP Around Manhattan Island, completed the 2009 World Championship Molokai to Oahu 32 Mile SUP race and has been a 5 Time Montauk to Block Island SUP Finisher.

Scott and Gina live in East Hampton, NY and divide their time between there and Rincon, Puerto Rico with their two children, Emma (7 years) and James (4 years) always in tow!

Contact: jsbradley@chhins.com  www.chhins.com




As I end my first year as Executive Director, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued expert guidance on WPA’s health and other employee benefits insurance needs.  I am so grateful for the relationship that WPA has with you; you have been much more than our insurance broker for nearly a decade.  Your expertise and unwavering professionalism have been immeasurably valuable to WPA, especially as we experienced transitions in staff and some significant financial challenges.
During the past year, I looked into every corner of WPA expenses, and evaluated organizational needs and the services we had in place.  I am grateful for your introduction to additional members of the Cook, Hall and Hyde family, who took time to learn about WPA’s work and potential liabilities, and then prepared a thorough analysis and insurance recommendations.  As you know, I opted to leave WPA’s established insurance broker of many years in favor of having Cook, Hall and Hyde handle all of our insurance.  The level of attention, support, and technical assistance offered has been remarkable; every person I’ve met is responsive and knowledgeable.  Within the first few months of our expanded relationship, your colleagues had helped us prepare for an audit and establish a new rate for worker’s compensation insurance—with a cost reduction of more than 50%! February, 2009

Georgia Lerner, Executive Director

Women’s Prison Association

New York, NY


Scott Bradley’s knowledge and expertise has helped my organization to provide a comprehensive benefits package while keeping costs in line.  I have worked with Scott for almost 10 years and he has always been responsive to the unique challenges of the non-profit sector.  He is proactive in monitoring the ever changing environmental factors of his industry, as well as that of his clients, and provides the sound advice necessary to navigate obstacles in turbulent times. February, 2009


Diane Cilento, President & Chief Executive Officer

Sequoia Community Initiatives, Inc.

New York, NY


 Scott Bradley is an invaluable resource. As the Controller of Lincoln Hall, I would like to acknowledge the efforts and professional guidance that our agency has received from Scott Bradley and Cook, Hall & Hyde.  The Executive Director, Jack Flavin and I met with Scott in February, 2008.  In less than one year, Scott has saved our agency a significant amount of money through the development of creative insurance programs, negotiating better deals with our insurance carriers and designing a no costs wellness program that has encouraged staff to take better care of themselves. Cook, Hall & Hyde has also delivered several programs that have enabled our HR team to focus more time on HR issues and less on employee related insurance issues. I am extremely pleased with the services Scott and his team at Cook, Hall & Hyde have delivered to Lincoln Hall and look forward to a working with them for years to come.  January, 2009


Robert Farmer, Controller

Lincoln Hall

Lincolndale, New York


We first contacted Scott Bradley of Cook Hall & Hyde to give us advice on new ways to approach our company’s contracts for health insurance. Scott is an expert on the industry and the creative alternatives available. In a one-on-one discussion, Scott was able to help me digest the myriad of options available and helped us find the best health plan that fit within our company budget and provided doctors in our geographical area. Scott is a remarkable individual. He has a strong connection to his family, to the various charitable organizations to which he contributes his time, and to his clients. If approached with a problem, Scott will go the extra mile to understand it, and give the best options he can to solve the problem.” November 22, 2008 

Lynn Mendelman, Treasurer

Seacoast Enterprises

East Hampton, NY



“I first met Scott in 1992 at my previous company. I was managing benefits for ten years and after speaking with Scott regarding our welfare benefits, I knew he was quite knowledgeable. Over the past 16 years we have implemented self-insured products, minimum premium products and fully insured products depending upon what was the most cost effective for my company while still providing a good benefit plan design and/or multiple plan alternatives. He keeps abreast of market changes and studies. Scott recommends newly developed benefit add-ons that will enhance your current benefits at a no/low cost to your company. Employees really love this. I highly recommend Scott to become your Business Consultant and can assure you that by utilizing his services you will have state-of-the art welfare benefits for your employees at the best available costs.


Diane Eckhoff-Stickle, Director of Human Resources

Jaco Electronics, Inc.

Hauppauge, NY


I am the Director of Human Resources of a long standing, family owned business in upstate New York, and we hired Scott in 2007 to assist us in evaluating our antiquated benefit program and upgrade it to a more comprehensive and competitive program. Because of Scott’s level of knowledge and professionalism, we were able to go through this significant transition quite seamlessly, and as a result we have a fabulous program today. With Scott’s assistance, we are maintaining a competitive program, while continuing to monitor and control the costs of such program. I would highly recommend Scott to other companies that have similar needs.” September 29, 2008  

Robert Albano, Director of Human Resources

Barton Mines Company

Glens Falls, NY

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