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  02:35:52 pm, by MedBen5   , 283 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen's Closed For Thanksgiving, But Online Services Stay Open

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of MedBen! We hope that you and your family have a safe and relaxing holiday. To observe the holiday, MedBen will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday,… more »


  04:26:18 pm, by MedBen5   , 176 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription

2014 Drug Formularies Available At

Formulary updates for prescription plans administered by Pharmacy Data Management, Inc. (PDMI) are now available at – simply click on “Plan Sponsors” (for employers) or “Plan Members” (for insureds) and select… more »


  10:12:18 am, by MedBen5   , 248 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management

Have You Used All Your FSA Funds Yet?

Can you believe we’re less than six weeks away from 2014? For flexible spending account (FSA) plan members, the end of the year often means a mad scramble to use up remaining funds from their accounts… though a recent rule may change that.… more »


  11:39:02 am, by MedBen5   , 288 words,  
Categories: Wellness

MedBen Wellness Coaching Complements Doctor's Care

MedBen Worksite Wellness can help to take up where a physician leaves off. Because most family doctors have packed schedules, it leaves them precious little time for discussion following an examination – and in the case of a chronic condition like… more »


  10:35:21 am, by MedBen5   , 247 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen Saves Money For Employers In Licking County (And Everywhere Else)

Earlier this year, MedBen celebrated its 75th anniversary. A key to our longevity is the unwavering support of businesses in Licking County, Ohio – where our business was founded in 1938, and where we’re proud to still call home today.… more »


  04:22:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 452 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Self-funded Employers And Their Brokers Must Sign Business Associate Agreement

As hard as it is to focus on anything other than health care reform, another change in the law requires the attention of self-funded employers and their brokers before year’s end. In January 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services… more »


  04:52:12 pm, by MedBen5   , 437 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

MedBen FSA Re-enrollment Reminders

Last week, we highlighted several end-of-year reminders to MedBen HRA clients. Below, we do the same for clients that offer flexible spending account (FSA) plans: Enrollment Deadlines: Per IRS regulations, enrollment in the 2014 FSA Plan must be… more »


  04:41:47 pm, by MedBen5   , 245 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

MedBen A Proud Sponsor Of Granville Turkey Trot

MedBen is pleased to be the premier sponsor of the 2013 Granville Turkey Trot (GTT). This 5K fun run/walk, which takes place on the morning of Thursday, November 28, is Licking County, Ohio’s biggest single-day fundraising event. Over 2,000 Turkey… more »


  04:39:31 pm, by kthran   , 312 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

MedBen HRA Re-enrollment Reminders

Last month, MedBen mailed important information about the re-enrollment process to clients that offer health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) plans. As a reminder, we highlight some of that information below: Enrollment Deadlines: In order to ensure a… more »


  04:34:46 pm, by kthran   , 263 words,  
Categories: News

Cost Trend Stays Low – MedBen Solutions Keep Costs Even Lower

Cost trends may rise and fall, but MedBen stays focused on one thing: saving employers money. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute (HRI) recently projected a medical cost trend of 6.5% for 2014, continuing several years of… more »


  02:21:54 pm, by kthran   , 300 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes has become a global epidemic, with one out of every nine adults currently affected. Moreover, about one-third of people who already have the disease are unaware of it. When the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of insulin (type 2… more »


  12:46:40 pm, by MedBen5   , 204 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

IRS Allows Health FSAs To Carry Over Funds

Great news for individuals with a health flexible spending account: The “use-it-or-lose-it” rule is being scrapped. On October 31, the IRS announced that, effective immediately, up to $500 of unused funds in a health FSA can be carried over… more »