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Archives for: January 2014

01/31/14

  04:11:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 305 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

MedBen Self-Funded Services Offer Variety And Savings

We’ve been telling you a lot about MedBen’s new captive reinsurance program in recent days, and with good reason – we think it’s an ideal way for midsize and smaller employees to realize the advantages of self-funding while still… more »

01/29/14

  03:10:08 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen Captive Program Featured In Columbus Business First

MedBen is the subject of a Columbus Business First article about the company’s new captive reinsurance program. Health care reporter Carrie Ghose spoke to MedBen President & COO Kurt Harden about the thinking behind captives, and how smaller… more »

01/28/14

  12:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 204 words,  
Categories: News

Cold Weather No Hindrance For MedBen Services

At the MedBen home office in Newark, Ohio, temperatures outside the building reached double-digit negatives this morning, and continued sub-freezing weather is expected for the rest of the week. When the thermometer dips this low, it’s not… more »

01/24/14

  01:20:46 pm, by MedBen5   , 378 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Care Reform

New Wellness Rules Promote Consumer Protections, Disease Prevention

While health insurance exchanges have gotten the lion’s share of the media coverage lately, several other new regulations have been introduced under the Affordable Care Act – and among the most significant for employers are the rules… more »

01/21/14

  11:12:05 am, by MedBen5   , 392 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

MedBen to Help Clients Do the "Pay or Play" Math

As you are probably aware, employers who employ at least 50 employees as of their first plan year on or after January 1st of this year must cover all employees who work at least 30 hours per week under their health coverage. Starting January 1st of… more »

01/17/14

  12:14:29 pm, by MedBen5   , 409 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Initial Exchange Numbers Underscore Wisdom Of Self-funding

During the lead-up to the introduction of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, speculation ran rampant as to whether large employers would continue to self-fund their group health plans, or drop their coverage altogether in favor of… more »

01/16/14

  03:40:45 pm, by MedBen5   , 218 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Target Data Breach May Delay FSA Debit Card Delivery

If you’re expecting a new MedBen debit card for use with your flexible spending account but have yet to receive it, chances are good you’ll getting it any day now. We’ve been notified that the mailing of some cards was slightly… more »

01/14/14

  04:15:08 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Wellness Plays A Major Role In Declining Cancer Death Rates, Study Finds

Better prevention, screening and treatment are primary factors for a multi-decade drop in cancer deaths, finds new research from the American Cancer Society. According to HealthDay News, the overall risk of dying from cancer has fallen 20% over the… more »

01/10/14

  02:47:28 pm, by kthran   , 546 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen Forms Health Insurance Captive for Smaller Businesses

Benefits management company MedBen has introduced its first reinsurance captive program for businesses that self-fund their health plans, according to its President and COO Kurt Harden. Offered in partnership with HCC Life, this unique coverage option… more »

01/08/14

  02:27:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 264 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen Solutions Help Employers Beat Even Low Trends

Final numbers are in for 2012 health care costs, and as expected, the results are good. But MedBen solutions take “good” trends one better. The New York Times reports that national health spending increased just 3.7% in 2012 to $2.8… more »

01/06/14

  04:10:00 pm, by kthran   , 317 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month

For millions of Americans, the subject of weight weighs heavy on the mind – not to mention, a little around the middle – as we begin a new year. As we pack away festive holiday decorations (and, perhaps, sneak in one last holiday cookie) many of us… more »

01/02/14

  05:48:31 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

A New Year's Resolution For Midsize Businesses

Now that the holiday festivities are over, the reality of new and costly health care reform rules begins to sink in, particularly for midsize employers. Fortunately, MedBen has a cure for your bureaucratic hangovers: self-funding. As USA Today notes,… more »