Cypress University 6.0 Shared Tactics for Cost Control in Employee Benefits


There was no “monkeying around” at this year’s popular event at the SLS Hotel & Casino which sold out in less than 10 days. New topics covered at the 6th annual Cypress University were: fiduciary responsibility with self-funded plans, chronic care and medication management and out-of-network provider care options for plan members as they travel. Other presentations covered a wide range of issues relating to administering employee benefits: changing care management models, psychological health in the workplace, captive insurance in the long-term, innovations in telemedicine and provider transparency.


A series of “critical update” sessions revisited key topics from last year. These follow-up sessions provided actual results showing how Cypress’ programs are having a positive effect on clients across the nation in the form of cost savings and quality improvements. These sessions included: ACA Reporting, Medical Tourism, Cancer Care Management, Chronic Kidney Disease and Value/Reference Based Pricing.


Back by popular demand was our Client panel and breakout sessions with our vendors and stop loss partners. Cypress always aims to be a source for helping business contain the rising cost of health benefits and Cypress University allows us to do that for our Clients and Brokers.


Cypress University 2017 Video Presentations

Andy Core The Future of Wellness Keynote Presentation

The Future of Wellness

Andy Core, Author & Speaker

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Fiduciary Responsibility and You

Tim Callendar, The Phia Group

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Chronic Care & Medication Management

Larkin O’Keefe, Tria Health

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Care Management Innovations

Innovations in Care Management

Dr. Michael Burcham, Narus Health

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Psychologically Healthy Workplace

The Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

David Pawlowski & Justin Steinecker, CuraLinc Healthcare

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Latest innovations in Telemedicine

The Latest Innovations in Telemedicine

Scott Sanford, Healtheist You & Todd Heiserman, Teladoc

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Out of network savings

Out of Network Savings: National Access to Providers

Bryan Russo & Terry O'Reilly, Zelis Healthcare

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The Evolution of Cypress

The Evolution of Cypress

Tom Doney, Cypress Benefit Administrators

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Cypress U 2017 Presentation Files

Tom Doney, Cypress Welcome and Conference Overview Download
Dr. Michael Burcham, Narus Health – Innovations in Care Management Download
Larkin O’Keefe, Tria Health – Chronic Care and Medication Management Download
Tom Doney, Day Two – The Evolution of Cypress Download
Tim Callendar, The Phia Group – Fiduciary Responsibility and You Download
Mark Combs, Sky Insurance Technologies – ACA Reporting Requirements Download
Shauna Thomas, Hostcare Resources – Medical Tourism Download
Thomas Grumley, Healthcare Bluebook – Provider Transparency Download
John Van Dyke, Interlink – Cancer Care Management Download
David Pawlowski, CuraLinc Healthcare – Benefits of Psychologically Healthy Workplace Download
Shelley Grace, Renalogic – Chronic Kidney Disease Download
Ryan Day, HST – Value Based Payment Download
Todd Heiserman, Teladoc – Latest Innovations in Telemedicine Download
Bryan Russo, Zellis Healthcare – Out of Network Savings (National Access to Providers) Download

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