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Archives for: May 2009

05/28/09

  05:15:04 pm, by MedBen5   , 273 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Discounts, Health Plan Management

Paying for Prevention?

An article on The Wall Street Journal website offers some cautionary food for thought regarding preventive care. It highlights multiple instances of patients who received such preventive services as colonoscopies and mammograms under the (correct)… more »

05/22/09

  05:04:40 pm, by MedBen5   , 159 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Vision Exams Reduce Disease Risk (and Not Just in the Eyes)

When it comes to saving money on medical care, the eyes have it. (Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun.) Not only will a vision checkup reduce the risk of glaucoma and other eye diseases, it can potentially detect other serious conditions as well. A… more »

05/20/09

  01:25:22 pm, by MedBen5   , 320 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Incentives

The Move Toward Value-based Health Plans

As we’ve noted previously on this blog, there is a growing movement in the benefits management industry toward value-based health plans, which promote wellness and personal responsbility through incentives and rewards. This Los Angeles Times… more »

05/14/09

  02:03:54 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

One Reason Personal TPA Funding Accounts Make Good Sense

A recent bankruptcy case, recounted on the Employee Benefits Institute of America (EBIA) website, serves as a good example of why MedBen assists self-funded clients in opening their own bank accounts to pay member claims, rather than putting their plan… more »

05/07/09

  08:25:29 am, by MedBen5   , 434 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

CDHCs Offer Long-Term Value, Balance Risk

As a 24-year insurance industry veteran, Jay Savan of Towers Perrin has witnessed first hand the evolution of health benefits from traditional insurance to consumer-directed health care (CDHC) plans. In an interview with CDHC Solutions magazine, Savan… more »