Cypress Benefit Administrators Expands TPA Team with Director of Operations

Published Monday, September 19, 2016

Cypress Benefit Administrators, a third party administrator (TPA) headquartered here, has hired Laurie Molle as its Director of Operations.
Molle’s 12-plus years of professional business experience in the health care industry includes her most recent role as Vice President of Operations for another national TPA.

Working from Cypress’s Appleton location, Molle will focus on managing the TPA’s fast-growing book of business and its internal operations, including heading up the Group Administration, Vendor Relations and Compliance departments at the company. Cypress also has four additional locations in Portland and Salem, Ore., Omaha, Neb. and Denver, Col.

“Laurie will be an important asset to the Cypress team as we continue to grow throughout the country,” said Tom Doney, president and CEO of Cypress. “We are excited to welcome her as she brings such a great base of knowledge and real-world experience in self-funding,” he shared. “She is well-known among her previous clients and throughout the industry for her expertise in TPA operations.”

Having established her versatile skillset in business over the years, Molle has led the efforts of multiple teams in her previous employment and also has expertise in a wide variety of TPA functional areas, including claim operations, vendor relationships, compliance and client and broker relations.

“I am excited to be part of a firm that is a recognized leader in the TPA industry,” Molle said. “I look forward to working with a world-class team of employee benefits professionals at Cypress and contributing to the ongoing growth of the company.”

About Cypress Benefit Administrators 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

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