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Archives for: July 2019

07/28/19

2019 Client Report: Building Better Benefits Management

“2019 marks the 30-year anniversary of Medical Benefits Administrators (MBA). The third party administrator began as a subsidiary… but has grown into our signature enterprise” states Kurt Harden, President and CEO of MedBen, in the 2019 Client Report.… more »

07/27/19

  09:05:00 am, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Specialty Care, MedBen WellLiving, Asthma

Good Health Habits Lower Risk of Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs, leading to coughing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. While the heat of summer creates humid air that can pose issues for many whom suffer from asthma, fall… more »

07/26/19

  07:32:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 192 words,  
Categories: Announcements, MedBen Employees

Looking for a Career Opportunity? Grow with MedBen!

If you’re in the market for a reputable employer with competitive benefits and pay and have a desire to work in the health benefits industry, MedBen would love to hear from you! Over the last several years, our block of business has grown. Due to this… more »
  10:45:00 am, by MedBen5   , 171 words,  
Categories: Reporting, Cost savings, MedBen Analytics

MedBen Analytics Offers Clients Actionable Reporting

MedBen has always been known to provide the best measurable and actionable plan data available. Our plan analysis reviews cost and usage trends and highlights opportunities to increase population health and reduce overall costs. In addition, we offer… more »

07/25/19

  10:29:00 am, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: Heart, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving, Aspirin

Aspirin’s Risks Can Outweigh its Rewards

“An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away” is not one-size-fits-all advice. In fact, a new Harvard study reveals that only people with history of heart disease, prior history of heart attack, or certain groups of healthy people between the ages of 40 to… more »

07/19/19

New Rule Expands HDHP Options

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13877, “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First,” the Treasury Department and the IRS were directed to consider ways to expand the use and flexibility of… more »

07/14/19

  11:55:00 am, by MedBen5   , 172 words,  
Categories: Cost savings, MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate, Rebates, Account Management

Pharmacy Rebates that Cost You Money

Many employers get caught up in the promised savings offered by rebate guarantees… but little do they know this could actually be costing them money, for several reasons. The first issue with rebate guarantees is that the most significant rebates are… more »

07/13/19

  08:49:00 am, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: Cancer, Preventive care, MedBen WellLiving

A $1.3 Million Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis

Only 20% of employer-driven wellness programs offer colorectal screenings, leading to poor prognoses and national spending in excess of $7.4 billion for cancer treatment. A recent Employee Benefit News piece tells how a man found himself stuck with… more »

07/12/19

  07:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: Dental, Heart, Preventive care, MedBen PreceDent

Good Dental Care Benefits Overall Health… and Teeth, Too

Nearly 20 percent of adults aged 65 or older have lost all their teeth. And even though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that they believe the number of those with tooth loss will decrease over the years (thanks to fluoride infused public… more »

07/10/19

  10:50:00 am, by MedBen5   , 214 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care

CDC May Change Male “Catch Up” Age for HPV Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently voted to modify the recommended age for men to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. If approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the recommendation would increase the… more »