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Archives for: April 2010

04/28/10

  06:29:59 pm, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

New Reform Measure Places Limits on CDHP Purchasing Power

One more important new regulation that MedBen will discuss at upcoming health reform seminars: Effective January 1, 2011, over-the-counter medications and drugs (except insulin) purchases made through an FSA, HRA or HSA cannot be reimbursed without a… more »

04/21/10

  03:44:34 pm, by MedBen5   , 364 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

Is Your Health Plan "Grandfathered"?

The topic of “grandfathered” plans and their relation to new health reform laws generated a good deal of discussion at MedBen’s recent Hospital Roundtable. How does a group determine if their plan is grandfathered, and exactly what… more »

04/19/10

  04:38:24 pm, by MedBen5   , 267 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

MedBen Compliance VP Fraker Discusses New Reform Mandates

MedBen Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker was among the presenters at the MedBen Hospital Roundtable in Newark on April 15, speaking on the topic “Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know". This is the first of numerous speeches… more »

04/16/10

  12:58:44 pm, by MedBen5   , 80 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

COBRA Subsidy Extended Through May

Business Insurance reports that the COBRA subsidy has been extended once again. Late Thursday, President Obama approved a bill that will provide until May 31 a 65% employer-funded COBRA subidy for employees who are voluntarily terminated. The President… more »

04/14/10

  09:27:06 am, by MedBen5   , 254 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Updated MedBen Specialty Services Forms Available on MedBen.com

If MedBen administers your group’s flexible spending accounts (FSAs) or transportation compensation accounts, please note that several of the forms used to participate in the plans and request reimbursement have been recently updated. The revised… more »

04/12/10

  02:47:24 pm, by MedBen5   , 287 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

E-mail Your Health Reform Questions to MedBen

MedBen is currently reviewing information about the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “PPACA”) and will soon provide clients with a analysis that summarizes our impressions. We will also be holding several MedBen… more »

04/09/10

  11:37:32 am, by MedBen5   , 31 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen.com to Undergo System Maintenance

MedBen.com will be unavailable on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. for system maintenance. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 686-8425. more »

04/06/10

  04:33:52 pm, by MedBen5   , 138 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen Claims Surveillance System Saves Clients $14.5 MIllion

And the savings keep a-comin’… MedBen’s cumulative client savings from its advanced cost containment system stand at almost $14.5 million as of March 31. Since the launch of this unique claims management tool in September 2007,… more »

04/02/10

  11:04:04 am, by MedBen5   , 171 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Health Plan Management

Know Your Multiple Medications

A recent Employee Benefits News article examines the growing problem of “polypharmacy” – administering multiple medications for the same condition. Often this occurs when patients go to more than one doctor or pharmacy, leading to… more »