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February 10, 2010  -  Cypress Benefit Administrators
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chipraNotice Requirement: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA)
As part of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), employers are required to inform employees of potential opportunities available, in the state in which the employee resides, for medical assistance under a State Medicaid plan or child health assistance under a State child health plan, in the form of premium assistance for the purchase of group health plan coverage. Compliance deadlines are as early as May 1, 2010: see CHIPRA details.   View the HHS-issued Model Notice<back to top>
bridgehealthCypress Chooses New Partner: Offers Clients Top-Quality Providers, Substantial Claims Savings 
Cypress is teaming up with BridgeHealth, a full-service medical travel organization, to enhance the opportunity for our clients to access some of the best surgeons and centers of excellence that are utilizing the latest procedures and techniques resulting in high- quality outcomes -- and enjoy the substantial claims savings that come with pre-negotiated case rate pricing. Learn more about BridgeHealth benefits. <back to top>
NCRxNational CooperativeRx Endorsed by ECOH for Rx Benefits
Two organizations that Cypress is proud to be aligned with through our client relationships have come together to form a partnership. National CooperativeRx, an innovative coalition of 450 employers and organizations across the nation that have joined together to purchase prescription benefits for employees, has been endorsed by the Employers' Coalition on Health (ECOH) serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
A combination of National CooperativeRx's level of discounts and rebates along with their cutting edge clinical programs and regular audits are what earned them ECOH's highest recommendation for pharmacy benefits.  Cypress has received excellent feedback from our clients who have aligned themselves with ECOH and/or CooperativeRx.  Learn more about these organizations/programs
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