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Archives for: May 2010

05/27/10

  10:49:17 am, by MedBen5   , 124 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MBU Health Reform Seminar Sets Attendance Record

Since the March passage of health reform legislation, MedBen University (MBU) has traveled the Midwest conducting seminars that summarize the legislation (all 2,000+ pages of it) and discuss its impact on employer health plans. The May 26 seminar in… more »

05/26/10

  03:29:13 pm, by MedBen5   , 157 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Dependent Eligibility Summary Available to MedBen Clients

“Effective as of the first plan year on or after September 23, 2010, a group health plan, including a grandfathered plan, is required to make coverage available under the plan to all dependent adult children, including those children who are… more »

05/25/10

  02:32:56 pm, by MedBen1   , 20 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Healthy Choices

Construction Executive offers an idea-packed profile of corporate wellness efforts in the construction industry. The article can be found here. more »

05/13/10

  05:44:30 pm, by MedBen5   , 200 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Nears Startup

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) mandates that the federal government provide a temporary reinsurance program through which plan sponsors may be reimbursed for certain early retiree claims costs paid by the plan. The… more »

05/12/10

  01:28:42 pm, by MedBen5   , 240 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Dental Coverage Following Health Reform Still A Question Mark

Dental benefits get little mention in both the Patient Protection Act and Reconcilation Act, according to an article in Employee Benefit News. MedBen Vice President of Caroline Fraker concurs that the dental language in the health reform act is sparse:… more »

05/11/10

  01:19:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 278 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

Health Reform Q&A: Annual Cap Limit Removals

Last month, MedBen established a dedicated e-mail address for clients to send their questions about the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Reconciliation Act, at healthreformquestions@medben.com.… more »

05/07/10

  10:47:08 am, by MedBen5   , 176 words,  
Categories: Discounts, Health Plan Management

Shopping for a Doctor the Smart Way

In the market for a GP? Take a look at this blog entry, written by a family physician, that suggests what to look for when choosing a new primary care doctor. Board certification, high marks on his or her “report card on quality", and a cordial… more »

05/06/10

  01:20:28 pm, by MedBen5   , 150 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Early Retirement Reinsurance Regulations Issued

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued regulations establishing the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program in the Affordable Care Act. This temporary program is designed to make it easier for employers to provide… more »

05/04/10

  01:47:42 pm, by MedBen5   , 81 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Health Reform Provision Overview Now Available to Registered MedBen Clients

MedBen has reviewed and summarized its observations on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act (“HCEARA”). Our Overview of Key Provisions is now available on the Plan… more »