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Archives for: June 2019

06/30/19

  10:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 255 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Client Services, MedBen Employees, Account Management

Client Service Enhancements Strengthen Account Management

To enhance our client services, MedBen has made several changes to the Group Service Department. Our Group Service Representatives (GSRs) will now be called Account Representatives, and we’ve created a new position called Account Manager. We’d like to… more »

06/29/19

  12:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 189 words,  
Categories: Client Services, Quality, ISO, MedBen Employees, Claims management, Client Feedback

Client Satisfaction Matters to MedBen, So We Value Your Feedback

MedBen takes to heart the mission of being “the benefits partner that employers prefer.” That’s why we regularly send Client Satisfaction Surveys to our clients, asking for honest feedback about their experience with services provided. These surveys are… more »

06/28/19

  02:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 147 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Online Services, MedBen Employees, MedBen Access

Happy Independence Day! MedBen’s Closed July 4th, But MedBen Access Stays Open

Happy Independence Day from the entire MedBen team! We hope you enjoy a safe and relaxing break as we celebrate America’s birthday. In observance of the holiday, MedBen will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and will reopen on Friday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m.… more »

06/27/19

  10:34:00 am, by MedBen5   , 176 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, Mental Health

Lowering Alzheimer’s Risk Benefits from Preventive Care

Alzheimer’s disease attacks brain cells, affecting mood and memory loss, primarily in those over the age of 65. As the United States’ population grows older, so too does the prevalence of Alzheimer’s: 5.8 million Americans currently have the disease,… more »

06/16/19

  08:52:00 am, by MedBen5   , 157 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Reporting

MedBen Offers New Reporting Dashboard

MedBen recently introduced an upgraded data analytics and reporting platform that makes it easier than ever to review your plan’s performance. The moment you log in, our easy-to-navigate executive dashboard puts practical information front and center.… more »

06/15/19

  06:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 172 words,  
Categories: Security, Privacy

At MedBen, Data Security is a Round-the-Clock Duty

Two high-profile health care companies recently reported data breaches that put the security of personal medical information at risk. Such incidents are all too common these days... and demonstrate why MedBen maintains a multi-tiered approach to… more »

06/14/19

  08:01:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Diabetes, Preventive care

New Diabetes Cases on the Decline

Timely preventive care may have contributed to a decrease in diabetes diagnoses, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of new cases of diabetes among U.S. adults fell from 1.7 million in 2009 to 1.3… more »

06/13/19

  09:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 167 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Cost savings, Pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate

PBMs' Egregious Pricing Methodology Remains Untamed, but MedBen Rx Advocate Has the Solution

A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch highlights how pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) are making big profits on the backs of the taxpayers and threatening the existence of the independent pharmacy. The article focuses on the Ohio Medicaid program,… more »
  08:49:00 am, by MedBen5   , 210 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Third party administration, Self-funding, MedBen Employees, SPBA, Caroline Fraker

Fraker Named SPBA Chair

MedBen Senior Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer Caroline Fraker was recently named Chair of the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA) effective June 1, 2019. SPBA is the national association of third party administration (TPA)… more »

06/11/19

  06:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 345 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Managing Migraines

Over 39 million Americans and one billion people worldwide suffer from migraines. The third most prevalent illness in the world, migraines affect 12% of the population, primarily individuals between the ages of 25 and 55. Migraines can last anywhere… more »

06/04/19

IRS Announces 2020 HSA Inflation Adjustments

The IRS has announced its annual cost-of-living adjustments affecting health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2020. The annual limit on deductible contributions to an HSA will go up by $50 for individual coverage and $100 for families next… more »

06/02/19

  08:44:00 am, by MedBen5   , 128 words,  
Categories: Cost savings, Dental, Preventive care, MedBen PreceDent

Small Dental Claims Now Reduce Risk of Bigger Problems Later

Adding MedBen PreceDent to your benefits plan is a small investment that can deliver big dividends. A dental plan that promotes regular preventive care reduces your risk of disease and costly claims down the road. At a dental checkup, your dentist can… more »

06/01/19

  11:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Family History of Heart Disease Benefits from Preventive Care

Coronary artery disease kills over 370,000 Americans every year, so it’s not surprising that many individuals have a family history of the disease… and it’s one reason why MedBen WellLiving promotes the importance of preventive care. “You are at… more »