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Archives for: July 2018

07/29/18

  09:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 176 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, MedBen Rx Alliance

New Rx Alliance Program Uses Purchasing Power to Lower Drug Costs

MedBen recently introduced Rx Advocate, a unique pharmacy program that breaks from traditional plans by focusing on the average costs that pharmacies pay for prescription drugs, rather than using inflated wholesale prices. But Rx Advocate is just one of… more »
  09:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 272 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Online Services, MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate, MedBen Rx Alliance

MedBen Rx Site Offers Two Unique Saving Solutions

Because prescription drug costs continue to play an increasingly large role in health care spending growth, MedBen has been working overtime to find saving solutions. Recently, we developed not one, but two new pharmacy programs to help clients lower… more »
  08:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 239 words,  
Categories: Social media

MedBen, Getting Even More "Sociable"

Earlier this year, MedBen expanded its social media presence, adding Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to its existing Twitter page. It's all part of our ongoing pursuit to give you the health benefits management information you need from as many sources… more »
  05:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 206 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

Better Health Begins with the Basics

Taking a common-sense approach to wellness can dramatically cut your risk for heart disease and cancer, and even add over a decade to your life, a recent study suggests. The analysis of 120,000 participants found that men and women who followed five… more »

07/15/18

  11:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 173 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Online Services, Transparency, MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate

MedBen Rx, Truly Transparent

If you’re a client, you already know that 100% of all paid manufacturer rebates go back to our clients. But true Rx transparency also demands that consumers know what they're paying for their medications – and so we provide that, too. Simply by logging… more »

07/13/18

  09:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 188 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform

Did You Know... 2019 ACA Limits

The following limitations and penalties apply as of the first day of your plan’s 2019 plan year per the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Standard Plan Out-of-Pocket Maximums $7,900 for self-only (employee-only) coverage $15,800 for other than self-only… more »
  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 211 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension

Wellness Exams Promote Prevention… and Exercise

If you get in half-hour cardio workouts five times per week, consider yourself a member of an exclusive group... unfortunately. Because according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than a quarter of U.S. adults get… more »

07/11/18

  03:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 257 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Compliance, MedBen Employees

MedBen Names Kelly Director of Compliance and Medical Management

MedBen is pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Kelly to Director of Compliance and Medical Management. Kelly most recently served as Compliance Manager for the Newark, Ohio- based benefits management company. Kelly started at MedBen as a Customer… more »

07/01/18

  03:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 237 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Cost savings, Research, Third party administration, Preventive care, Compliance, Trend

Beating Cost Trend Difficult, But Not Impossible

"Healthcare costs increasing at unsustainable pace" a recent Modern Healthcare headline reads. In a new study, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts a 6% medical cost trend in 2019, as expensive new medical services and drugs and market consolidation make it… more »

MedBen Closed On July 4th, but MedBen Access Stays Open

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