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Archives for: September 2018

09/26/18

  03:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 331 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes

Fruits & Vegetables: One Dynamic Duo

Remember when your mom insisted that you “eat your vegetables so you’ll grow up big and strong,” or packed an apple or banana with your lunch? Turns out mom was a pretty smart cookie about good nutrition! The health benefits of a diet rich in… more »

09/23/18

  04:35:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 252 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Discounts, Pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), MedBen Rx Advocate

PBMs, PSAs, and Your Pharmacy Costs

To people outside the health care industry, the role of the pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) can be a bit unclear. Simply stated, PBMs act as intermediaries between insurers (or, in the case of self-funded plans, employers), drug companies, pharmacies,… more »
  04:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Specialty Care, MedBen WellLiving

Specialty Care Helps Reduce Risk of Heart-Related Deaths

By taking a proactive approach to preventive care, Americans can greatly reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke and save billions of dollars while doing so. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that in… more »
  04:15:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 209 words,  
Categories: Cost savings, MedBen Analytics, Bundled Payments, Reference-based pricing

Bundled Payments: The Future of Health Care Reimbursements?

Health care payers are continually looking for ways to reduce medical spending. One such concept that has gained traction in recent years is the bundled payment system, in which a provider is paid for a complete episode of care, rather than paid… more »

09/20/18

  07:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 293 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, MedBen Employees

Fouch Among MedBen Employees Celebrating Benchmark Anniversaries

At an employee appreciation luncheon on September 14, MedBen employees who have reached noteworthy anniversaries were honored for their achievements... among them, Director of Accounting Operations Anita Fouch, who has served our clients for an… more »

09/17/18

“New” Drug Pricing Tools? Not for MedBen

A Managed Healthcare Executive article spotlights "New Drug Pricing Tools Could Save Money" -- among them, a recently launched "real-time benefits tool" that shows out-of-pocket costs for medications based on a patient's plan benefits. Sound like a… more »

09/09/18

  06:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Cost savings, Preventive care, Primary care

Why the Right Wellness Approach Matters

A recent wellness study confirms something that MedBen has known for a long time: If you want your workplace wellness program to succeed, the "physician first" approach is the way to go. According to BPS Research Digest, researchers tracked multiple… more »
  06:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 131 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Online Services, MedBen Employees

MedBen Closing Early on September 14

On Friday, September 14, MedBen will be closing at 12:00 p.m. EST for a companywide employee recognition event. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, September 17. At the event, MedBen will pay tribute to employees who are celebrating benchmark… more »
  06:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, MedBen Employees

MedBen Takes a Stand Against Sitting

Computers, tablets, and smartphones have certainly made life easier, but it's also made us more sedentary... and all that idle activity isn't helping our collective health. Sitting for prolonged periods of time increases your risk of heart disease,… more »

09/06/18

  06:59:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), Debit cards, Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs)

MedBen FSA/HRA Debit Card Gets a Makeover

The MedBen FSA/HRA debit card is getting a new look! The color has changed from red to blue and now sports a “cloud” logo in the upper left corner. So when can you expect to get your new card? If you’re a new FSA/HRA client or new enrollee who hasn’t… more »