National Employee Benefits Advisor Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager to Omaha Office

Appleton, WI (PRWEB) October 30, 2013

Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, with four other locations throughout the United States, Cypress Benefit Administrators has named Julie Kohanek, RHU, as the new regional sales manager for its Omaha location.

Kohanek is a registered health underwriter who brings 27 years of diverse industry experience to her role with the third party administrator (TPA). Much of her knowledge and experience relate to Cypresss core business functions of employee benefits administration, self-funded account management and ongoing benefit planning and evaluation. As regional sales manager, she will be responsible for overseeing the business development efforts and sales and marketing strategy for the Midwest territory of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota.

In her latest position at an Omaha-based company, Kohanek specialized as an agent and consultant in the areas of life and health insurance as well as property and casualty. Prior to that, she spent 17 years working with Mutual of Omaha where she managed several self-funded accounts on a national level.

Kohanek is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in economics and political science.

Tom Doney, president and CEO of Cypress, said Kohanek will be a wonderful addition. Julie brings a great variety of skills and expertise to this position, along with a solid understanding of how the self-funded world operates. He added, I believe she will be an excellent leader at our Omaha office. Our whole team is excited to welcome her aboard.

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 countrys 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 Colorado Springs, Col. For more information on Cypress and its customized employee benefits, visit

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Athletico Athletic Trainers Educate and Fundraise in Support of National Athletic Training Month

Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

Throughout the month of March, Midwest-based Athletico Physical Therapy will celebrate the work of athletic trainers and support National Athletic Training Month with the following education and fundraising initiatives.

Student-Athlete Education

Athletic trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation of injuries. Athletico staffs over 170 athletic trainers in 80 high schools and colleges throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Athletico ATs will educate student-athletes and staff on the roles and responsibilities of ATs, as well as the ways in which Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer, the National Athletic Training Month message.

Facebook Photo Campaign

Athletico will spread the Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer message through unique photos submitted by its ATs of different groups of people (professional athletes, student athletes, staff, etc.) holding the National Athletic Training Month banner. The public will get a chance to vote on Facebook for the best photo among the top 10 photos selected by Athleticos AT management team. Visit the Athletico Facebook page at

Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team Fundraising Events

This will be Athleticos sixth year fundraising for the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, a sled hockey team for youth 20 years and younger with a physical disability who wish to play hockey. The Hornets’ mission is to provide kids with physical disabilities the opportunity, at no cost, to learn and enjoy the game of hockey. Over the past five years Athleticos athletic trainers have raised nearly $ 30,000 for the Hornets. Proceeds for the following events will go to the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, part of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, a 501-c3 organization.

Charity sled hockey game featuring Athleticos athletic trainers competing against the Hornets Sled Hockey Team. The charity sled hockey event is open to the public. Following the game, fans are invited to stay and watch the Chicago Steel play Team USA.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 – 4:50 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

The Edge Ice Arena

735 Jefferson Street in Bensenville, Illinois

Employee Jeans Day Fundraiser
Prize Raffle to win such items as an iPad Mini, Chicago Bulls tickets, and a signed Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick

City Proclamations

Athletico ATs will be working with town and city officials to help recognize the profession of athletic training in our local communities with proclamations in honor of National Athletic Training Month.

For further information on Athleticos National Athletic Training Month initiatives or to profile one of Athleticos certified athletic trainers, please contact Carol Czaplicki at 630.575.6220 or cczaplicki(at)athletico(dot)com.


Athletico Physical Therapy provides orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities and organizations throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. To demonstrate our commitment to both our patients and referring physicians, we measure functional patient outcomes and patient satisfaction with national data comparison using a third-party outcomes system.

Our services include physical and occupational/hand therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, womens health therapy, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, endurance, nutrition, and massage therapy.

Athletico accepts all major insurance carriers and participates with many local provider networks. As a courtesy to our patients, we verify insurance and communicate a quote of therapy benefits from your insurance carrier. Please contact our Billing Center at 630-575-6250 if you have any questions.

Athletico Toll-Free Injury Hotline 877-ATHLETICO (1-877-284-5384)

AthletiCo Celebrates National Athletic Training Month with Ten Ways Athletic Trainers Save Lives

Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) March 01, 2012

Asthma, allergies, and diabetic care. These might not be the first thoughts that come to mind when someone thinks of athletic trainers, but these are all conditions that athletic trainers are trained in and prepared to handle related to medical emergencies. March is National Athletic Training Month, and Midwest-based AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy wants to reinforce the National Athletic Trainers Associations message that Athletic Trainers Save Lives.

According to Safe Kids USA, more than 38 million children and adolescents participate in sports each year. Athletic trainers provide athletes with quick access to injury care and assure better results, which lead to a better quality of life. In addition to orthopedic injury prevention and care, here are ten situations that demonstrate how athletic trainers save lives and keep athletes (and fans) safe and healthy.