The International DI Society has given the W. Harold Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award to Eugene Cohen.

The International DI Society, Seal Calif., Calif., a disability insurance industry group, recently presented the award to Cohen at its annual conference in Las Vegas.

Cohen is the founder of the Eugene Cohen Insurance Agency, Skokie, Ill.

Cohen received the award “for his commitment to protecting income for the wage earner,” the society says. Cohen has been helping brokers, general managers and broker-dealers with professional, executive and blue-collar disability insurance needs since 1981.

Cohen’s son, Michael Cohen, is president of the Eugene Cohen agency and serves on the board of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies, Fairfax, Va.