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Archives for: June 2008

06/26/08

  05:02:49 pm, by MedBen5   , 258 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Protecting Against Auto-adjudication Fraud

Processing claims electronically with auto-adjudication software is a common practice in the insurance industry, but without sufficient safeguards in place such systems is vulnerable to fraud – a lesson recently learned the hard way by Medicare, which… more »

06/25/08

  11:25:20 am, by MedBen5   , 175 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Employers Adjusting Health Care Benefits, Promoting Wellness

A survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that current economic conditions have led some employers to take a long-term approach to employee health: scaling back certain health care benefits while encouraging worksite… more »

06/24/08

  06:38:32 pm, by MedBen5   , 113 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Pressure Points

Yet another reason for employers to promote worksite wellness: The New York Times reports that drugs designed to lower blood pressure are losing their effectiveness, as patients are becoming sicker overall. An American Heart Association panel of… more »
  06:04:06 pm, by MedBen5   , 184 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Prepaid Benefits: It's All in the Cards

An Employee Benefit News article states that more employers are learning what MedBen clients have known for some time now: Prepaid benefit cards are a smart accessory to many consumer-driven health products. Plan participants with a flexible spending… more »

06/23/08

  05:45:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Annual Screenings your Employees Should Get

Promoting preventive care in the workplace is one of the most important steps an employer can take to maintain good health while helping to keep medical costs in line, says Dr. Luke Burchard, Vice President of Cost Containment and Medical Director for… more »
  04:30:07 pm, by MedBen5   , 233 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Employers can avoid 5 Common Fitness Center Fiascos

During a recent Wellness Conference held at MedBen, employers learned some tricks of the trade from life-long fitness center manager, Larry Miller. Among the information shared were some important “not-to-dos” when starting up a worksite fitness… more »