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Archives for: August 2018

08/24/18

  07:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 174 words,  
Categories: Reference-based pricing, Contracts, Partners Community Health Plan

Direct-to-Employer Contracting Nothing New for MedBen

A recent Bloomberg.com article opined upon the growing trend of employers contracting directly with health care providers. Such relationships, author Max Nisen notes, save employers money by giving them "a greater degree of control and flexibility in… more »

We're Closed Labor Day, But Online Services Stay Open

Happy Labor Day from MedBen…we hope everyone enjoys the three-day weekend and sends out the summer on a high note! We’ll be closed on Monday, September 3 to celebrate the holiday and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4. Hopefully, health… more »

MedBen Rx: Lessons in Savings and Transparency

A recent Forbes.com headline refers to U.S. prescription drug pricing practices as "Lessons in Obfuscation." Unlike most products that have clearly defined prices, prescription drugs start with a list price set by the manufacturer, which is then… more »

08/23/18

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 198 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Cancer Screenings Down, But Wellness Focus Helps Defy Trends

The number of Americans getting screened for cervical, breast, and prostate cancers has declined in recent years, suggests a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The review of self-reported screenings from 2000 to… more »

08/22/18

  04:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 190 words,  
Categories: IRS, Compliance, Health savings accounts (HSAs), High-deductible health plans (HDHPs)

Check Your Compliance with HSA and HDHP Requirements

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are becoming more and more popular as a vehicle to empower health savings and lower premium costs, but the related regulations – particularly those pertaining to the associated high deductible health plan (HDHP) – can be… more »

08/12/18

  04:40:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 237 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, MedBen Employees

MedBen Celebrates 80 Years in 2018 Client Report

Keep an eye on your mailbox this week, because the 2018 MedBen Client Report is on its way! In this year's edition of our annual report, we mark a very special occasion: MedBen's 80th Anniversary. To celebrate this benchmark event, we've gone all the… more »
  04:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Preventive care, Claims management, MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate, MedBen Rx Alliance

Million-Dollar Claims Continue to Rise, But MedBen Has Solutions

The Affordable Care Act's elimination of lifetime benefit maximums has led to a surge in million-dollar medical claims, with the number nearly doubling in the past four years. It’s one more reason why MedBen is dedicated to developing savings strategies… more »
  07:37:00 am, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension

Smoking Costs… Socially and Physically

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently implemented a nationwide ban on smoking inside or near public housing facilities. It’s just the latest step in an ongoing effort to provide smoke-free work and communal environments and… more »

08/10/18

  01:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 235 words,  
Categories: Cost savings, Third party administration, Compliance, Self-funding, Regulatory

Self-Funding: Savings, Flexibility, Regulatory Freedom

There are plenty of benefits for employers who make the switch from fully-insured health care coverage to self-funding – and we’d be happy to share them all with you anytime – but perhaps the best reasons can be summed up quite simply: Savings,… more »

08/07/18

  06:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care

“Just Talking” with Your Doctor

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m not going to go to my annual wellness exam because I’m not sick”? Sure, we go to the dentist to have our teeth cleaned or go to the optometrist to have our eyes checked, yet when we go to the doctor for an… more »