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Archives for: January 2019

01/27/19

  02:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 264 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Cost savings, MedBen Rx

While Titans Battle Over Drug Costs, MedBen Rx Offers Solutions

A recent high-profile disagreement between Walmart and pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) CVS Caremark exemplifies the friction between pharmacies and PBMs about prescription pricing... and the power that PBMs possess to influence drug costs. MedBen Rx was… more »

01/26/19

Thinking Outside the Coverage Box

"Think outside the box" may be an overused expression, but when it comes to health care coverage, more and more employers are taking the advice.... and MedBen has a few thoughts on the subject. Many self-funded employers still rely on PPO plans that… more »

01/25/19

  01:30:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 181 words,  
Categories: Cost savings, Claims management, Reference-based pricing

"The Case of the Overpriced Robot"

From plan design consulting to an advanced surveillance system, MedBen claims management uses multiple measures to ensure that your plan pays the proper price for health care services… but at the core is our team of experienced claim examiners. To cite… more »

01/24/19

  09:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

How Sleep Can Impact Your Heart Disease Risk

Getting less than six hours of sleep a night doesn't just leave you drowsy during the day – it can be doing some serious damage to your body. A new study finds that insufficient and poor sleep may increase your risk of heart disease. The New York Times… more »

01/23/19

  06:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 369 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Are you among the 8% of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution last year and stuck to it? If so, congratulations! If not, a new year has begun, and it is full of new opportunities. And there are simple steps you can take to help successfully achieve… more »

01/13/19

  11:22:00 am, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Discounts, Cost savings, Research, MedBen Rx, Rebates

Fight Back Against New Year’s Drug Price Increases

New year, higher drug prices. According to The Wall Street Journal, a representative analysis of major pharmaceutical companies found that the prices of their brand name and generic drugs have risen by an average of 6.3% in 2019 – modest compared to… more »

01/12/19

  03:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 216 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Influenza

Rising Flu Activity Calls for Preventive Measures

If you haven’t got a flu shot yet this season, do it soon! The Centers for Disease Control reports that flu activity has been on the rise of late, with 24 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 19 states reporting high levels of… more »

01/11/19

Spousal Coverage Limitations a Smart Strategy

The latest Employee Benefits Survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) revealed that just one in five employers (20.1%) use spousal surcharges or carve-outs for health care coverage when other employer-provided health… more »

01/10/19

  04:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 225 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Dental, Research, Preventive care

Regular Dental Checkups Can Prevent, Detect Multiple Diseases

They say that eyes are the windows to the soul, but the mouth can reveal quite a lot, too. Your semi-annual dental checkup can reveal symptoms of multiple diseases in their earliest stages. Multiple studies have indicated that a healthy set of teeth… more »