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Archives for: April 2016

04/29/16

  02:59:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 215 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Quality, ISO

ISO Certification Means Customer Satisfaction

MedBen continues to maintain high standards of quality, as proven by the most recent audit of our management system on April 6, 2016. Once again, an independent auditor recommended that our ISO 9001 Certification continues. In the Audit Report prepared… more »

04/28/16

  06:54:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 304 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Online Services, Cost savings

MedBen Access Helps Rx Customers Be Savvy Shoppers

A Los Angeles Times article highlights the extreme disparity in prescription drug costs between pharmacies... disparities readily apparent to consumers paying cash, but typically hidden from insured patients. It's a reality that demonstrates the… more »

04/26/16

  10:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 219 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, Taxes, IRS, MedBen University

MedBen Access Helps Rx Customers Be Savvy Shoppers

A recent Benefits Pro article makes the case that since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, employers have been put "in the position of becoming compliance officers." And while it may be true that health care reform has loaded human resource… more »

04/25/16

  03:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 210 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research

Study Supports Mammograms for Women 40 and Up

A new study suggests that women turning 40 may benefit from annual mammograms, challenging other recent recommendations that women can wait until the age of 45 or 50 to begin screenings. Findings from the research were presented at the American Society… more »

04/21/16

  11:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Cost savings, MedBen University

MedBen University Event Focuses on Cost Control Strategies

On April 21, MedBen concluded a multi-day Indiana trip with a MedBen University (MBU) event in Lawrenceburg. Entitled "Taking Charge of Your Health Care Costs" and cosponsored by Pinnacle Advisory Group, this free seminar touched on a variety of… more »

04/20/16

  08:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 184 words,  
Categories: News

MedBen Sales Team Talks Benefits Management at Evansville HR Conference

Members of the MedBen sales team continued their mini-tour of Indianapolis with a stop at the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association (EHRA) Spring Conference. Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus and Regional Sales Managers Brooke… more »

04/19/16

  10:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: News

MedBen Meets with HR Professionals at Indy Chamber Expo

Members of the MedBen sales team were pleased to represent the company at the 52nd Annual Human Resources Conference and Expo on April 19. The event, presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and held this year in downtown Indianapolis, is the… more »
  04:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 258 words,  
Categories: News, Security, Privacy

Ransomware Presents Latest Challenge to Cybersecurity

Health care security concerns continue to capture the media's attention, as the term "ransomware" has quickly entered the vernacular. It's a growing problem that demands constant attention... which is why MedBen maintains a multi-pronged response to… more »

04/15/16

  10:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 216 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Health Plan Management, Cancer, Cost savings

MedBen Rx Spending Continues to Defy National Trend

U.S. drug spending witnessed another sharp jump in 2015... but MedBen drug spending came in at just one-third of the national trend. The Wall Street Journal reports that total spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. rose 12.2% to nearly $425 billion… more »

04/14/16

  10:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 202 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Cost savings, Research

Metro Hospital Preference Runs Counter to Study's Cost-Quality Connection

A new study suggests that most Americans think that the paying more for medical care doesn't ensure higher quality... but the tendency of many patients to gravitate toward pricier metropolitan hospitals would suggest otherwise. That's why MedBen works… more »

04/13/16

  09:35:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Diabetes

Insulin Costs, Diabetic Numbers on the Upswing

More evidence that a focused worksite wellness program like MedBen WellLiving can promote better health and save your business money: According to a new analysis, the cost of insulin to control diabetes more than tripled over a decade. Stat reports… more »

04/07/16

  10:35:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 344 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Incentives, Cost savings, MedBen University

MedBen Municipality Clients Experience Low 5-Year Cost Trend

MedBen government clients have experienced a cost trend of just 9.3% from 2011 to 2015, said Brian Fargus, MedBen Vice President of Sales & Marketing, at the company's 10th Annual Municipality Roundtable on Thursday, April 7. That breaks down to… more »

04/06/16

  11:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 222 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform

Six Years Later, Is ACA Repeal Still Realistic?

Healthcare Dive recently pondered the question, "What happens if Obamacare is repealed?" The idea of repealing the controversial Affordable Care Act is nothing new -- nearly from the get-go, members of Congress have introduced bills calling for repeal.… more »

04/05/16

  11:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 238 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Cost savings

Major Price Increases for Leading U.S. Drugs Since 2011

Prices for four of the nation's top 10 drugs more than doubled from 2011 to 2014, according to a new Reuters analysis of proprietary data. The six others went up more than 50%. The highest price jumps among the top 10 drugs include the arthritis drugs… more »

04/01/16

  09:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: News, Reporting, MedBen Analytics, Bundled Payments

MedBen Analytics Ready to Help Hospitals with Bundled Payment Solutions

April 1 marks an important day for U.S. hospitals, as Medicare makes a major shift from fee-for-service medicine to value based payments in 67 MSAs across the country. MedBen Analytics has an innovative system in place to assist participants with the… more »