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Archives for: February 2008

02/18/08

  12:59:22 pm, by MedBen7   , 228 words,  
Categories: Announcements

New Cost Savings Methods Save $1 Million in 5 Months!

While MedBen employs a full arsenal of claims savings tools, we believe there is always more that can be done. For this reason, we joined the AWAC® Alliance in September of 2007. This allows MedBen to take advantage of some groundbreaking,… more »

02/14/08

  05:55:10 pm, by MedBen7   , 173 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Carrot or Stick? Employers Mixed about Wellness Incentives

Employers are playing out the conflicts produced by using big sticks versus carrots to encourage employees on their health plan to make important lifestyle changes. The experience of one such company, Clarian Health Partners in Indianapolis, Indiana,… more »
  01:37:07 pm, by MedBen1   , 130 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Cost of diabetes care up 32 percent since 2002

Individuals with diabetes incur health care costs that are 2.3 times higher than those without the disease, according to a recent American Diabetes Association report. Further, the cost of diabetes has increased significantly over the last several… more »
  09:06:21 am, by MedBen1   , 70 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

Better luck next year

In case you missed it, this year’s flu shot missed the mark. The Wall Street Journal health blog has the story here. “This year, the CDC said it has found that most so–called influenza B viruses that are running around the country aren’t… more »

02/05/08

  09:16:27 am, by MedBen1   , 231 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen scores 100 percent on 2007 SAS 70 audit

For the eighth consecutive year, MedBen has no findings from their annual SAS 70 Type II Audit. SAS 70 is short for “Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70: Service Organizations”, and defines the standards an auditor uses to measure a company’s… more »
  08:33:36 am, by MedBen1   , 28 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

MedBen's cost control initiative noticed by stop-loss carrier

HCC Life Insurance Company has profiled MedBen’s Advanced Warning and Containment (AWAC) initiative in their January, 2008 newsletter. The HCC Voice does a nice job of summarizing AWAC’s offerings. more »
  08:16:38 am, by MedBen1   , 14 words,  
Categories: Prescription

FDA Issues Advisory on Chantix

The Wall Street Journal reports on the recent Chantix advisory issued by the FDA. more »