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CDB is proud to be named a top workplace for the 5th time!

Cost Containment Solutions
for Employee Benefits


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Our approach is to grow personalized and professional benefits for your workforce with unmatched service.

Julie D. Mueller
President & CEO, Custom Design Benefits


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Julie D. Mueller

“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 area’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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Effective Wellness Solutions

CDB offers Custom Wellness, personalized wellness programs that help employers improve health and manage risk. Our approach includes targeted health management programs to address the costs of chronic conditions in today’s workforce. Custom Wellness is a comprehensive, integrated wellness strategy that can provide employers with an immediate and long-term return on their investment.

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose CDB

  • TrueCost»

  • Saving Money on Rx»

  • Analytics & Reporting»

  • Consumer Driven Services»

  • Compliance»


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

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Can I just tell you what a delight it is to be working with you again?! Your communication/emails are spot on. Thanks for all you do!

- Sherri Herrick M.S.M., SPHR, SHRM-SPC | Wright State Physicians Department of Human Resources. | Wright State Physicians Health Center

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

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.

- Wendell Bell | Executive Chairman | HBH Holdings Enerfab, Inc.