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Archives for: December 2014

12/30/14

  10:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 568 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

HHS Offers Sneak Peek into 2016 ACA Compliance Requirements

As we know from experience, advanced planning is the key to Affordable Care Act compliance. Even though we are currently focused on 2015, it is never too early to begin understanding the changes facing our health plans in 2016. To that end, the… more »

12/29/14

  09:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 291 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription

Obama Administration's Drug Copay Investigation Only Targets Symptoms

Last week, the Obama administration announced that it would investigate complaints that some health insurance companies discriminate against people with costly chronic conditions by inflating the copays for specialty drugs, or eliminating certain… more »

12/23/14

  06:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 209 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

Granville Turkey Trot Raises $100,000 For Food Pantry Network

For the second consecutive year, MedBen was pleased to serve as the premier sponsor for last month’s Granville Turkey Trot (GTT). The 5K fun run/walk raised over $90,000 for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County, and additional contributions from… more »

12/22/14

  02:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services

When We're Home For The Holidays, Take Advantage Of MedBen Online Services

Happy holidays from your friends at MedBen! Our home office will be closed on Christmas Day and Friday, December 26, and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2014. We will close again on Thursday, January 1 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Friday,… more »

12/18/14

  07:33:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Workplace Wellness Begins With Leadership

The best workplace wellness strategies aren't necessarily expensive -- in fact, some cost the employer nothing but their time and encouragement. Experts at WebMD (via Employer Benefit News) offer these tips for building a better wellness culture. 1.… more »

12/16/14

  06:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 291 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Hoping For Another ACA Delay Not A Prudent Strategy

With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's shared responsibility mandate for employers with 100 or more full-time workers just weeks away, ERISA attorney Deborah Hyde cautions anyone hoping for a last-minute reprieve: The most detrimental… more »

12/12/14

  07:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 315 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Employees Contribute To Families Helping Families Program

As a member of the Licking County (Ohio) community for over than three-quarters of a century, MedBen has been honored to serve the needs of area businesses and their employees. And in gratitude for all that Licking County has given to us, we do our best… more »

12/10/14

  05:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 334 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Cost savings

U.S. Health Trends Troubling... But There's A Cure

Two recent studies form a troubling picture of our nation's collective health: The United Health Foundation's annual analysis of the USA's health revealed that the obesity rate increased from 27.6% to 29.4% of adults in 2013. Nearly a quarter of… more »

12/09/14

  11:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

MedBen VP Makes Business First Cover

Last week, we posted that Columbus Business First has published an article about the future of the Affordable Care Act that featured insights from MedBen Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker. Well, we're pleased to let you know that an extended… more »

12/08/14

  10:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 333 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

It seems like only yesterday we were walking around in short sleeves and sandals, yet here we are at the start of what threatens to be a long winter. The cold, ice and snow pose unique wellness challenges and boost activity at the ER – but by being… more »

12/05/14

  05:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 270 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Cost savings

MedBen VP Fraker Talks ACA, Small Business Benefits With Columbus Business First

MedBen Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker recently spoke with reporter Carrie Ghose about changes coming to the Affordable Care Act in 2015. Portions of their discussion are highlighted in a Columbus Business First article. Among the ACA… more »

12/04/14

  11:08:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 316 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Reporting, Cost savings

Health Care Spending Trends Are Good, But MedBen Saves Employers Even More

U.S. health care spending rose just 3.6% in 2013, the lowest increase since began tracking the rate in 1960, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday. That's down from the 4.1% increase from 2011 to 2012 Reuters reports… more »

12/02/14

  10:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 320 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

MedBen Offers Bundled Pricing For ACA Services

Even though we’re all still in the process of wrapping up 2014, MedBen is looking toward 2015 and the tasks all employer plan sponsors will need to have on their calendars during the course of the coming year. In order to assist our clients with several… more »

12/01/14

  02:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 335 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Ketron Joins MedBen Sales Team

MedBen is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Ketron to the MedBen Sales and Marketing team. In his role as Regional Sales Manager, Ketron will serve current and prospective clients of the health benefits management company in Kentucky, Tennessee… more »