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Archives for: February 2014

02/28/14

  04:48:10 pm, by MedBen5   , 316 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

How MedBen Reinsurance Captives Work

As we recently noted on this blog, MedBen introduced its first reinsurance captive in January, and is developing a second to take effect July 1. A captive is an ideal solution for fully-insured employers that would like to make the switch to… more »

02/27/14

  04:49:09 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

MedBen On Track To Meet ICD-10 Conversion Deadline

The head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services promises that there will be no further delays in the nationwide conversion to ICD-10, Modern Healthcare reports. At an industry convention today, Marilyn Tavenner said that the changeover to… more »

02/25/14

  03:50:59 pm, by MedBen5   , 261 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Community Rating May Raise Premiums For Most Small Business Employees, Says CMS Report

A new report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that the Affordable Care Act may lower rates for 6 million small business employees… but raise rates for 11 million others. According to The Washington Post, the report… more »

02/20/14

  12:48:14 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

With Advanced Claims Surveillance, MedBen Saves Clients Money

MedBen’s cost containment tools continue to pay dividends! In 2013, our innovative claims surveillance system saved clients an average of $12.56 per employee per month (PEPM) – and that’s savings in addition to plan provisions, network… more »

02/17/14

  05:06:05 pm, by MedBen5   , 351 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management

With MedBen Worksite Wellness, One Call Can Make A Lasting Impression

MedBen Worksite Wellness provides a range of services to plan members, from customized recommendations for personal health screenings to one-on-one counseling for chronic conditions. But often, individuals who participate in the program are just… more »

02/12/14

  04:41:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 249 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

White House Delays Employer Mandate (Again)

On Monday, the Obama administration announced that midsize employers would receive another reprieve from the employer mandate under the health care reform law. Originally scheduled to take effect last month, the requirement that employers with 50 or… more »

02/11/14

  05:39:31 pm, by MedBen5   , 266 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Cancer Risk On The Rise Globally, But Wellness Focus Can Slow The Growth

Worldwide cancer incidents continue to rise as the overall population increases, according to new World Health Organization (WHO) report. USA Today reports that new cancer cases will jump globally from an estimated 14 million in 2012 to 22 million new… more »

02/07/14

  04:33:12 pm, by MedBen5   , 338 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Proposed "Excepted Benefits" Rules Good News For Employers That Self-fund Vision, Dental Benefits

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury have issued proposals designed to clarify the regulation of “excepted benefits” under the Affordable Care Act. Writing for Employee Benefit News, Alden J. Bianchi notes that the new rules… more »

02/06/14

  03:56:50 pm, by kthran   , 298 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

February Means Heart Disease Awareness

February is all about hearts… and not just the chocolate-filled variety. This month is also dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing your knowledge about prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease… more »