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We create personalized and professional benefits for your workforce with unmatched service.


Cost Containment Solutions for
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Top 5 Reasons to Choose CDB

  • True Cost

    CDB is leading the self-funded industry as the creator of TrueCost, our nationally recognized reference-based pricing plan based on a unique copay-only plan design.

  • Saving Money on Rx

    We lead clients to substantial savings through TrueCost Rx and our specialty drug prior authorization services.

  • Analytics & Reporting

    CDB continues to invest in our technology, ensuring that your reporting and plan analytics are the best in the industry.

  • Consumer Driven Services

    Partner with CDB and offer popular employee benefits like HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs without the headache of administration.

  • Compliance

    Don't let compliance issues derail your health plan. Stay compliant with tightly managed administration.

Message From Our CEO


“In today’s world of healthcare, it’s no secret that employers are struggling to keep up with seemingly endless rate increases associated with fully funded health plans. For over 25 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. 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

The Custom Advantage


Expert Plan Administration

Founded in 1991, CDB is the region’s largest independent, full-service Third Party Administrator. Our team of industry experts provides the best in self-funded plan administration, consumer driven services, COBRA administration and more. We are transparent, providing the reporting employers need to have deep insight into how their plan is performing and what is driving both costs and savings.

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Innovative Cost Containment

At the center of our cost containment offerings is TrueCost, a nationally recognized Reference-Based Pricing plan that represents the future of reimbursement. Our member-friendly approach, combined with directly contracting with top health systems, helps to deliver healthcare benefits that are affordable, accessible and comprehensive while simultaneously controlling costs–it’s a win for everyone involved.

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Medical Risk Management Services

At Custom Design Benefits, we offer Custom Care, a population health management program that identifies at-risk individuals through predictive modeling by assessing hospital and emergency department utilization risk scores. We use medical and pharmacy claims to predict an individual’s current and prospective risk. These scores are then used by our team to identify employees most likely in need of a personal health management program to keep them healthier.

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“Our employees continue to be very happy with CDB and any issues have been very minor and very easily and quickly resolved. Recently, a member was having a hospital procedure and was trying to figure out how much his family would have to pay. When I told him it was $500.00 for an overnight stay, he could not believe it. He was so shocked and pleased he went to the CEO and told him how happy he was and thanked Huffy for making changes that benefited the employees so much.”
T. Hinders, Benefits Compensation, HRIS Manager
Huffy Corporation

“Can I just tell you what a delight it is to be working with you again! Your communications/emails are spot on. Thanks for all you do!”
S. Herrick M.S.M., SPHR, SHRM-SPC Wright State Physicians Department of Human Resources
Wright State Physicians Health Center

“Since 2003, our association with Custom Design Benefits has allowed our company to have greater control over what we spend on health benefits. Our annual per employee costs have remained relatively flat over the past 5 years.”
W. Bell Executive Chairman
HBH Holdings Enerfab, Inc.

"I’ve never dealt with a company with better customer service than Custom Design Benefits. They always explain everything completely; I’ve appreciated their service over the years. When you build a great culture, you have great employees." W. Thompson CDB Member
City of Cincinnati


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