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Archives for: January 2015

01/30/15

  09:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 184 words,  
Categories: News

MedBen VP Fraker Serves As Emcee For Chamber Breakfast

In her capacity as Chair of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, MedBen Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker served as emcee for the Chamber's 59th Annual Groundhog Breakfast on January 30. Fraker As emcee, Fraker introduced the event's… more »

01/29/15

  06:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 500 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen University’s Back in Session for 2015!

The 2015 season of MedBen University will soon be in session! This promises to be one of the most extensive years for MBU ever, with a variety of events scheduled for the first half of 2015 alone. If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend a MBU, we… more »

01/27/15

  10:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 309 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

MedBen Lunchtime Boot Camp Featured In Wellness Article

MedBen is among the companies spotlighted in a Newark Advocate article about methods employers use to motivate their workers toward better health. As part of the company's wellness strategy, MedBen encourages its team to practice healthier lifestyles.… more »

01/23/15

  10:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 392 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cost savings

Importance of Yearly Wellness Exams Doesn’t Stop with Preventive Care

We've read a fair amount of opinion pieces lately that question the need for an annual physical examination. Invariably, they come down to the same premise: Does the money saved from detecting a serious condition in its early stages offset the cost of… more »

01/21/15

  10:52:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 233 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

President, GOP Emphasize Obamacare Positions

In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama touched on the progress of his signature legislative achievement. Business Insurance reports: "Mr. Obama defended the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, pointing out that roughly 10… more »

01/20/15

  11:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 451 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Stop-loss

MedBen Self-funding Solutions Reduce Small Group Risk

While only a small percentage of small companies (100 or less full-time employees) currently self-fund their health care plan, the Affordable Care Act has created multiple regulatory incentives that has prompted more of them to consider making the… more »

01/16/15

  08:15:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 287 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen VP Delcher Heads to California in New Role

Cara Delcher, a MedBen veteran for nearly three decades, is heading to the west coast… but, we’re happy to announce, will remain with the company. Because the Delcher family will soon move to Los Angeles, Cara is stepping down from her current… more »

01/14/15

  09:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 231 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Cost savings

Most Employers Predict Continued Commitment To Group Health Coverage

Despite this year's introduction of the employer mandate and uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act in general, most employers say they're committed to providing group health care coverage for the foreseeable future, a recent study finds. Employer… more »

01/12/15

  10:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 324 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Conquering a Cold Takes Time (and Soup)

The name notwithstanding, you usually don’t catch a cold simply by spending too much time in the wintery weather. Rather, the common cold is caused by a variety of viruses, which can be transmitted either by airborne droplets or by direct contact with… more »

01/09/15

  03:30:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 289 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

With Congressional Majority, Republicans Take First Steps Against Obamacare

In a 252-to-172 vote, the Republican-led House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill that would modify the Affordable Care Act's definition of "full-time employee" from 30 hours of work a week to 40 hours. Reuters reports that only 12 Democrats… more »

01/06/15

  08:54:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 156 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription

2015 Drug Formularies Available At MedBen.com

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

01/05/15

  11:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Flu Epidemic Requires Added Precautions

It's (hopefully) understood that getting a flu shot offers no guarantee that you won't get sick. But this season's virus has proven particularly troublesome. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that a strain called H3H2… more »

01/01/15

  12:59:00 am, by MedBen5   , 248 words,  
Categories: Announcements

A Note from Our Chairman

To our customers, consultants and brokers: As the end of 2014 approaches, Kurt Harden and I and the entire MedBen staff want to wish you a Happy Holiday season! We also want to tell you that, as always and maybe especially this year, we appreciate and… more »