Founded in 1991, Custom Design Benefits is the area’s largest independent, full-service Third Party Administrator of self-funded health benefit plans. Through self-funding, we assist employers to take back control by creating a plan that is uniquely designed for their workforce and obtain cost savings.
We offer a complete range of administration and compliance services to provide cost containment solutions. CDB is the creator of TrueCost, a nationally recognized Reference-Based Pricing plan built on a unique copay-only plan design.
With CDB, employers can offer popular employee benefits like Dental, Vision, FSAs, HRAs and HSAs on a budget that works for them. Our approach is personalized and professional, with unmatched service every time.
“In today’s world of health care, it’s no secret that employers are struggling to keep up with seemingly endless rate increases associated with fully funded health plans. For over 30 years, Custom Design Benefits (CDB) has been pioneering a new direction through self-funding, strategic cost containment and benefit plans designed to work for your workforce. In additional to administering medical, dental and vision plans, we provide compliance administration and support, including FMLA and leave management, administer consumer-driven services such as Flexible Spending Accounts, and provide comprehensive medical and pharmacy risk management services. Our approach is personalized and professional, with unmatched service. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to self-funding. Take control of your health plan today, with CDB.”
Julie D. Mueller, President & CEO
Custom Design Benefits
As a proud member of the WBENC, a leading advocate for women-owned businesses in corporate and government supply chains, CDB is dedicated to helping small and diverse businesses thrive. WBENC-certified businesses are recognized and trusted for their ability to innovate, build partnerships and drive confidence in the marketplace.
Electing to work with a WBENC-certified business not only provides your company with several benefits, it shows your company’s commitment to working in diverse markets and furthering economic growth.
At Custom Design Benefits, we demonstrate our dedication and commitment through our extraordinary service, both internal and external. Our culture is unique, based on behaviors and values that set us apart and drive our success. The 23 Fundamentals that follow describe who we are, how we do our work, and how we treat our clients, partners, and each other.
Serving in the health care field throughout her career, Julie D. Mueller joined Custom Design Benefits in 2003, after 20 years as senior executive for a national TPA. As President and CEO, Julie leads a dynamic service-oriented organization, ready to administer your custom, self-funded benefits plans and consumer driven accounts.
Backed by 25 years in the benefits industry, Amanda Guinan joined CDB in 2009. Amanda develops innovative cost containment products and services and manages CDB’s complete compliance services. Her Account Management team ensures new customers are onboarded seamlessly with continued support after implementation.