Julie brings a great variety of skills and expertise to this position, along with a solid understanding of how the self-funded world operates.
Appleton, WI (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, with four other locations throughout the United States, Cypress Benefit Administrators has named Julie Kohanek, RHU, as the new regional sales manager for its Omaha location.
Kohanek is a registered health underwriter who brings 27 years of diverse industry experience to her role with the third party administrator (TPA). Much of her knowledge and experience relate to Cypress’s core business functions of employee benefits administration, self-funded account management and ongoing benefit planning and evaluation. As regional sales manager, she will be responsible for overseeing the business development efforts and sales and marketing strategy for the Midwest territory of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota.
In her latest position at an Omaha-based company, Kohanek specialized as an agent and consultant in the areas of life and health insurance as well as property and casualty. Prior to that, she spent 17 years working with Mutual of Omaha where she managed several self-funded accounts on a national level.
Kohanek is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in economics and political science.
Tom Doney, president and CEO of Cypress, said Kohanek will be a wonderful addition. “Julie brings a great variety of skills and expertise to this position, along with a solid understanding of how the self-funded world operates.” He added, “I believe she will be an excellent leader at our Omaha office. Our whole team is excited to welcome her aboard.”
A privately held company headquartered in Appleton, Wis., Cypress Benefit Administrators has been pioneering the way toward cost containment in self-funded health benefits since 2000. The third party administrator (TPA) is the country’s first to bring claims administration, consumer driven health plans and proven cost control measures together into one package for companies ranging from 50 employees to thousands of employees. It serves employer-clients across the U.S. with additional locations in Portland and Salem, Ore., Omaha, Neb. and Colorado Springs, Col. For more information on Cypress and its customized employee benefits, visit http://www.cypressbenefit.com.