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Archives for: February 2019

02/28/19

  05:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 334 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Hypertension, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Primary care

The Heart of the Matter

Extremely Important Tip: A healthy heart is essential to your well-being. Okay, you probably already knew that. But one cannot overstate the difference a well-functioning ticker makes to your overall health. And not just physical wellness, either...… more »

02/24/19

  11:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 311 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Client Services, MedBen University

MedBen University in Session Soon!

No ivy-covered buildings, no caps and gowns... just useful information to help you get the most value out of your health care plan. That's MedBen University (MBU), soon to begin its 18th season. Our educational seminar series offers practical guidance… more »

02/23/19

  03:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Cost savings, Transparency, Specialty Drugs, MedBen Rx, Rebates

Government Fixes to Rx Prices a Slippery Slope

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial warns that government efforts to address prescription drug prices could produce undesirable consequences… and it's why MedBen Rx believes that market-driven solutions are the preferable method to reducing consumer… more »
  10:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 196 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research

More Men Choosing to Monitor Prostate Cancer

More men are opting to monitor their low-risk prostate cancer rather than getting surgery... and cancer experts say they're pleased about the trend. According to a new study (as reported by HealthDay News), 42% of men with small, slow-growing tumors… more »

02/22/19

  11:58:00 am, by MedBen5   , 197 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Cost savings, Third party administration, Claims management

Talent and Technology Combine to Reduce Claim Costs

MedBen takes pride in its expert claim examiners – indeed, in our most recent audit our team received a payment accuracy rating of 99.9%. But when we receive a claim that merits further inspection, our advanced surveillance system lends a hand.… more »

02/21/19

  10:12:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 678 words,  
Categories: Compliance, Rescission of Coverage

Rescission of Coverage and Divorce: A Tutorial

Imagine this: An employee is divorced but does not notify his employer or provide the divorce decree until a much later date. What happens to his ex-spouse’s coverage? In this scenario, the employer has been covering an ex-spouse and/or stepchild(ren)… more »

02/10/19

  11:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 305 words,  
Categories: News, Pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), MedBen Rx

Biggest? Nope. Best? That’s the Goal.

High-profile health care companies continue to buy each other in an effort to be “biggest and best.” Meanwhile, MedBen continues to grow as it has for over 80 years... by providing clients with superior benefits management services. A quick recap:… more »

02/09/19

  12:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Primary Care Emphasis Pays Dividends

A new JAMA Internal Medicine study has something in common with the MedBen WellLiving program –both find that primary care serves a valuable purpose in promoting preventive care and taking the proper measures to stay healthy. As reported by Healthcare… more »

02/08/19

  08:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, IRS, Compliance, Affordable Care Act

Despite Shutdown, ACA Reporting Deadlines Still Apply

Following the recent government shutdown, the question has arisen, "Have the IRS filing deadlines changed for my Employer Shared Responsibility Provision reporting?" The answer, regretfully: "No." The health coverage data you collected during 2018 must… more »

02/07/19

  04:47:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 248 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness, MedBen Employees, Mental Health, MedBen WellLiving, enCompass

MedBen Employees "Encompass" Total Health (and Time Off)

Like many of our clients, MedBen uses the WellLiving program to promote better physical health companywide. But because many of our staff fancy themselves overachievers, we've upped the ante with "enCompass" – a total wellness package to improve mind… more »

02/04/19

  05:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: News, MedBen Employees, Kurt Harden

MedBen President Harden Praises Coworkers, Clients, County in Profile

"I wake up every day excited about the work I get to do,” said MedBen President & CEO Kurt Harden in a new Newark (OH) Advocate article. “I get to work with incredible people on a daily basis, both employees of MedBen and clients of the company.”… more »