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Archives for: September 2010

09/28/10

  11:25:16 am, by MedBen5   , 136 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management

Simple Questions to Your Doctor Can Provide Valuable Answers

Consumer Reports has compiled a list of five questions to ask your doctor before having surgery, taking a test or using a drug: What’s your track record with this type of surgery, and do I have other options? How does your hospital compare… more »

09/24/10

  02:07:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 58 words,  
Categories: Announcements

System Upgrades Scheduled for October

MedBen will be performing system upgrades over the weekend of October 8. Beginning on Friday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through late afternoon on Sunday, October 10, MedBen Access will not be available while upgrades are made. Clients with… more »

09/23/10

  05:17:31 pm, by MedBen5   , 302 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Health Reform Changes Being Rolled Out Today

As hard as it may be to believe, it was only six months ago that sweeping health care reforms passed into law and we began learning about the enormous changes facing employer-sponsored health benefit plans. At MedBen, we’ve spent those six months… more »

09/21/10

  01:22:30 pm, by MedBen5   , 201 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management

Coverage or Penalties: What Will Employers Choose?

A recent Employee Benefits News article examines the question of whether employers will continue to offer health coverage when government-established exchanges are introduced in 2014, or cancel their group plans and pay a $2,000 per employee penality… more »

09/17/10

  02:16:37 pm, by MedBen5   , 127 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Claims Surveillance System 3-yr. Savings Average 46%

In the three years since MedBen introduced its advanced claims surveillance system, employers have saved an average of 46% on system-managed claims. The September 2007 addition of leading edge surveillance to our other review processes has consistently… more »

09/16/10

  04:31:49 pm, by MedBen5   , 168 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Health Care Reform Won't Affect Medical Cost Growth, Government Study Predicts

Health care reform will neither slow nor spur medical cost growth over the next 10 years, says a study released last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Following the passage of health care reform earlier this year, health spending… more »

09/09/10

  05:06:38 pm, by MedBen5   , 227 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Introducing… Partners Community Health Plan

This morning, MedBen launched an exciting new health plan in Southeastern Ohio. The new product, Partners Community Health Plan, is part of a collaboration with Marietta Memorial Hospital, Genesis Healthcare System and Quality Care Partners. It features… more »

09/03/10

  04:24:20 pm, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription

Prescription Drug Use Rose in Past Decade, Says CDC Report

Prescription drug use across the U.S. continues to increase, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over the past decade, the percentage of Americans who took at one prescribed medication in the past month… more »