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Archives for: July 2016

07/26/16

  10:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 220 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Heart, Research, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive care

Healthy Lifestyles Can Prevent 90% of Strokes

It should come as little surprise that a proven wellness program like MedBen WellLiving can help to reduce the risk of serious health conditions. But a new study shows just how much an impact regular preventive care can make. According to HealthDay… more »
  03:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 257 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Reporting

REMINDER: PCORI Filing and Fee Due No Later than July 31, 2016

As in years past, all self-funded employer health plan sponsors are required to file and pay their Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee no later than July 31, 2016. All self-funded plan sponsors are required to pay a fee based on the… more »

07/22/16

  10:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Stop-loss, Cost savings, Research

Cancer, Other Catastrophic Claims Account for Half of Stop-loss Reimbursements

Only ten ailments account for over half of all stop-loss reimbursements, finds a new study that demonstrates the importance of such coverage for self-funded employers. MedBen is here to help groups with stop-loss advise and cost control strategies.… more »

07/21/16

  04:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 202 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care, Ancillary benefits, Vision

Good Vision Coverage More Than Just an "Add-on"

Vision care is typically described as an ancillary benefit, but its advantages make it more than just an add-on. MedBen VisionPlus offers a great complement to your group medical and pharmacy coverage. HealthDay News reports that, according to a new… more »

07/18/16

  08:47:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 216 words,  
Categories: News, Cost savings

MedBen Claims Management Keeps Costs Under National Trend

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently projected that U.S. health care spending trend will continue to outpace the economy over the next decade. But MedBen uses its proven saving strategies to keep its own client cost trends as low as… more »

07/14/16

  02:59:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 319 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Cost savings

MedBen Introduces Innovative Drug Compatibility Testing Service

"Pharmacogenetics" ‒ it's a big word that could lead to even bigger savings on drug costs for self-funded employers. MedBen is rolling out a new service that will allow clients to take advantage of this important new form of personalized… more »

07/12/16

  09:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 239 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cost savings, Heart, Research, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive care

Chronic Conditions Seldom Stop at Just One

Chronic health conditions are often closely linked -- that is, one existing condition contributes to the development of another. It's a major reason that MedBen WellLiving places such a great emphasis on the ongoing doctor-patient relationship. For… more »

07/11/16

  04:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 180 words,  
Categories: Reporting, Cost savings, MedBen Analytics, Bundled Payments

Bundled Payments Rising, Hospital Readmissions Dropping

As bundled payments and other alternative payment methods become more commonplace, hospital readmission rates and costs are dropping. MedBen Analytics has been working to ensure that hospitals realize the benefits of bundled payments ‒ benefits… more »

07/08/16

  05:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 349 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Preventive care, Compliance

ACA Preventive Care Compliance Doesn't Stop with New Recommendations

Recently, we discussed here how MedBen helps to keep self-funded, non-grandfathered plans compliant with new preventive care requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, it's not enough to just monitor new recommendations — we also… more »

07/07/16

  07:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 263 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Reporting, Cost savings

MedBen Uses Predictive Analytics to Spot Risks Early

A recent Benefits Pro article explores how the use of predictive analytics helps to reduce wasteful health spending. At MedBen, this statistical approach serves as the foundation of our reporting platform — an approach that helps our clients to know in… more »

07/05/16

  04:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 377 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

Soda’s Cold, Hard Process

Drinking soda has no nutritional benefits for our bodies, but we already knew that. It isn’t the healthiest choice, nor does it provide much hydration. The taste is generally why Americans consume more than 44 gallons per person per year. So what really… more »

07/01/16

  07:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services, Client Services

MedBen Closed On July 4th, but MedBen Access Open 24/7

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Monday, July 4 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Hopefully your day off is all about cookouts with friends & family and community… more »