Third Party Administrator Introduces Video Series on Cost Containment Strategies for Employee Benefits

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Cypress Benefit Administrators recently added a new video series to its website that focuses on cost-saving strategies for self-funded employee benefit plans. The videos are based on presentations from the company’s 2014 Cypress University event and serve as an educational resource on topics ranging from stop loss insurance and employee wellness programs to telemedicine and dialysis cost control.

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When coordinating Cypress University, we take a careful look at what the hot topics are in the self-funded industry and consider feedback from participants.

A third party administrator (TPA) serving employer-clients in all 50 states, Cypress Benefit Administrators has added a new video series to its website that provides helpful insights for containing the rising costs of employee benefits.

The nine videos feature presentations from the TPA’s annual Cypress University conference held in Las Vegas earlier this year, and focus on topics that relate to savings strategies for self-funded employee benefit plans.

Tom Doney, Cypress president and CEO, explained that all spots for Cypress University 2014 quickly filled when registration first opened, and these videos were created as a resource to recap the valuable information that was covered during the two-day event.

“Cypress University is unique in that it brings together some of the top minds in the self-funded industry to discuss important topics each year,” Doney said. “We created this video series so that others could benefit from all of the knowledge shared and get ideas for implementing their own cost-saving strategies."

The series includes a highlights video and a presentation on the basics of building a self-funded plan. It also features a panel discussion featuring Cypress clients and their experiences in working with the TPA. Other video presentations include:

  • Stop Loss Panel of Experts
  • The Evolution of Wellness: A Can't-Miss Employee Wellness Program
  • PPO or No PPO? The New, Fair Way to Pay Providers
  • Dependent Audits: Upfront Savings with Minimal Effort
  • Telemedicine: Increasing Provider Access & Lowering Costs
  • Dialysis Cost Control: Taking Control over a Huge Expense

“When coordinating Cypress University, we take a careful look at what the hot topics are in the self-funded industry and consider feedback from participants,” Doney said. “We’ve been fortunate to bring in such a diverse group of experienced partners since 2012 who continue to deliver such information-packed presentations.”

In addition to the new 2014 Cypress University video series, the 2012 and 2013 presentations can also be found on the Cypress website.

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

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