Self-Funding Conference Now in Session as Cypress University Returns to Las Vegas

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Back in session for the fifth year running, Cypress University is now underway in Las Vegas with more than 250 attendees ready to learn about the latest cost containment strategies in self-funding. The conference is put on by Cypress Benefit Administrators and covers everything from advances in prescription cost management and on-site medical to ACA reporting.

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The fact that Cypress clients across the nation have averaged a plan cost increase of only 1.25% in the last five years since Cypress University first launched really shows that what we’re doing is working.

With an information-packed curriculum being presented over the next two days, the popular Cypress University is back in session at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

The cost containment conference was first introduced by Cypress Benefit Administrators in 2012 and it continues to focus on the latest solutions, trends and happenings in self-funding from year to year. One of the main goals of Cypress University is to connect employer-clients and brokers with some of the top minds in the industry and introduce several real-world strategies designed to manage the rising costs of employee benefits.

“We are excited to bring our conference back to Las Vegas for the fifth year and explore a whole range of new ideas on the self-funding scene,” said Tom Doney, president and CEO of Cypress. “Our audience represents a mix of first-time and returning participants, and many come with the mindset that what they learn about benefits here can be taken home and applied directly to their plans.”

Along with a keynote presentation on the latest innovations in self-funding, one of the most anticipated sessions at Cypress University this year is a how-to look at Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting now that requirements are in effect.

The 250+ participants will also have the opportunity to attend a series of sessions that focus on some of the latest advances in cost containment strategies for self-funding:

  •     Prescription costs
  •     Cancer care management
  •     On-site/near-site medical clinics
  •     Chronic kidney disease (CKD) management
  •     Diagnostic imaging
  •     Patient advocacy
  •     Medical tourism
  •     Employee assistance programs (EAPs)
  •     Captive insurance
  •     Reference-based pricing
  •     Direct contracting with providers

Cypress University will also incorporate some top-rated segments from years past. These include a networking lunch to connect attendees with presenters, a stop loss panel with Q&A on this type of insurance and a client panel featuring employers who will share their stories of plan successes.

“The fact that Cypress clients across the nation have averaged a plan cost increase of only 1.25% in the last five years since Cypress University first launched really shows that what we’re doing is working,” Doney said. “Educating clients on how they can effectively contain costs is having exceptional outcomes.”

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 Denver, Col. For more information on Cypress and its customized employee benefits, visit http://www.cypressbenefit.com.

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