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Archives for: April 2019

04/24/19

  03:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 360 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Hypertension, Preventive care, Mental Health

Just Relax, Already!

It’s easy to say, “Hey, don’t stress out.” But if you tend to dwell on the usual causes of anxiety – work, relationships, finances and so on – finding a path to relaxation can seem like a formidable challenge. So how to go about it? First of all, it… more »

04/21/19

MedBen Municipality Clients Saw Lower Claim Costs in 2018

"In 2018, per-employee net claim costs for our municipality block decreased 4.9% from 2017," announced MedBen Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at the 13th Annual Municipality Roundtable on April 11. This reduced cost factors both… more »

04/20/19

  04:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 153 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Influenza

Flu Season Not Over Yet

If you’ve made it safely though flu season so far, congratulations… but don’t let your guard down just yet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an unexpected second viral wave has extended this flu season to 21 weeks,… more »

04/17/19

  03:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Specialty Care

Statins Alone No Guarantee of Lower Cholesterol

Taking statins alone doesn't guarantee lower cholesterol, suggests a new study in which fewer than half of participating users of the drug failed to reach target cholesterol levels. ta that tracked over 165,000 statin users, researchers found that over… more »

04/15/19

  09:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 192 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Research, Primary care

ER Visits Up, but Non-Emergency Usage Down

Emergency room visits rose to an all-time high of 145.6 million in 2016, according to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the percentage of ER patients who needed regular care fell from 5.5% in 2015 to 4.3% in 2016… more »

04/07/19

  02:10:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 175 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Reporting

MedBen Introduces Enhanced Reporting Platform

To give employers the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, MedBen has partnered with Deerwalk, Inc. to provide an upgraded data analytics and reporting platform. The strong reporting that MedBen clients come to expect is now even stronger.… more »

04/06/19

  09:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care

Controlling Blood Pressure Essential to Long-Term Health

When you see your family doctor, they'll likely check your blood pressure regardless of the purpose for your visit... and for good reason. High blood pressure affects a third of adults ages 40-59 and nearly two-thirds of those 60 and older. "If left… more »

04/05/19

  03:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 191 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Cost savings

Overprescribing Drugs Raises Costs, Health Risks

The ongoing movement to reduce prescription drug spending focuses primarily on the cost factor. But as Shannon Brownlee and Judith Garber contend in a Stat opinion piece, overprescribing of drugs also carries financial and health risks. "Between 2000… more »

04/04/19

  04:10:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 182 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, Regulatory, Affordable Care Act

Federal Court Strikes Down Association Health Plan Rule

While the legal future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently made the headlines, another legal decision related to the ACA also has a direct bearing on self-funded employers. On March 28, a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor's… more »

04/03/19

  04:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Compliance, Self-funding, Affordable Care Act

Future of Affordable Care Act? Cloudy

There's been a whirlwind of news lately regarding the fate of Affordable Care Act (ACA), but for self-funded employers, it adds up to business as usual… at least for the moment. On March 25, the Justice Department informed the 5th Circuit Court of… more »