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10/08/13

  04:59:37 pm, by kthran   , 252 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen Observes National Customer Service Week

On this National Customer Service Week, we at MedBen are pleased to spotlight the hard work of the men and women in our client service departments. “While we appreciate our client service teams all the time, this week gives us the opportunity to… more »

10/03/13

  04:06:34 pm, by kthran   , 249 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

MedBen Aces Latest ISO 9001 Audit

“The recommendation from this audit is that your certification continues.” That’s the conclusion of SAI Global following its most recent audit of MedBen’s compliance with ISO 9001:2008 standards. Conducted September 19, the… more »

08/30/13

  03:41:21 pm, by MedBen5   , 268 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Health Plan Management

MedBen Closed Labor Day, But Online Services Ready To Help

The staff of MedBen would like to wish you and your family a safe and relaxing Labor Day! MedBen will be closed on Monday, September 2 and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. the following day. But even when we’re out of the office, our online customer… more »

08/28/13

  12:00:38 pm, by MedBen5   , 513 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

ACA Reminder: Submit Plan Changes that Affect SBC to MedBen Early

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that health plans providing medical benefits provide a uniform summary of their benefits to eligible individuals to be used in comparing any different coverage options that are available to these individuals. When… more »

08/26/13

  04:35:46 pm, by MedBen5   , 226 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Internet Upgrade Will Offer Uninterrupted Service To MedBen Websites

In order to provide clients with continual access to online information regardless of bad weather or heavy web traffic, MedBen will be upgrading its Internet connection on the evening of Friday, September 13, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Work on the upgrade… more »

07/23/13

  01:02:51 pm, by MedBen5   , 179 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Kelly Named Group Leader Of MedBen's Compliance Department

MedBen is pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Kelly to Group Leader of the Compliance Department. In her new role, Erin will manage the department’s daily operations in addition to working with clients to ensure that their group health plan… more »

07/12/13

  05:08:30 pm, by MedBen5   , 231 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Approved Drugs May Still Require More Research

Just because the Food and Drug Administration approves a medication doesn’t mean that the manufacturer is free to relax and reap the rewards – often the agency will require more research be done even after the product hits the market. But… more »

07/03/13

  03:04:38 pm, by MedBen5   , 246 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Independence Day Holiday Hours at MedBen

Happy Independence Day from the staff at MedBen! Our home office will be closed on Thursday, July 4 to observe the holiday. However, we will be open during our regular business hours on Friday, July 5. Remember that even when our office is closed,… more »

07/01/13

  01:55:24 pm, by MedBen5   , 210 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Costly Vision Disorders -- And Affordable Preventive Care

Yearly costs to treat vision disorders have more than doubled since 2007, according to a study published by Prevent Blindness America. USA Today reports that the National Opinion Research Center specialists at the University of Chicago determined the… more »

06/28/13

  12:28:10 pm, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription

FDA Shuts Down More Illegal Online Pharmacies

The Food and Drug Adminstration is continuing to take action against online pharmacies that sell illegal drugs. Following last year’s shutdown of 18,000 shady websites, the agency announced that another 1,600 sites are out of business. CNN… more »

06/21/13

  04:12:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Colonoscopies Can Save Lives, Study Finds

A new study supports the importance of colon cancer screenings, HealthDay News reports. Researchers found that patients whose cancer was detected by a colonoscopy tended to be in an earlier stage at the time of diagnosis, and therefore had a better… more »

06/14/13

  04:39:29 pm, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Thran Joins MedBen Sales & Marketing As Project Coordinator

The MedBen Sales & Marketing Department is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kelly Thran to its team. A seasoned veteran of the benefits management company, Thran will serve as the department’s Marketing Project Coordinator. In her… more »

06/11/13

  05:20:16 pm, by MedBen5   , 127 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Releases ICD-10 Readiness Statement

In anticipation of the national changeover from current ICD-9 medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes to ICD-10 in 2014, MedBen has released this Readiness Statement: “MedBen will be fully compliant with the upcoming ICD-10 mandate by the… more »

05/24/13

  08:43:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 238 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Health Plan Management

MedBen Closed On Memorial Day, But Online Services Available

The staff of MedBen want to wish you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day! Our home office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2012. During this time, please remember… more »

05/13/13

  09:31:26 pm, by MedBen5   , 172 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

HHS Asking Businesses For Donations To Promote Reform Law

Following a refusal by Congress to provide extra funding to set up the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has turned to the private sector for help. The Washington Post reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has… more »

05/08/13

  03:57:55 pm, by MedBen5   , 949 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Celebrates 75 Years of Providing Employer Health Benefits Services

May 8th marks the 75th anniversary of health care benefits management company MedBen. Initially specializing in group hospitalization plans, the Newark, Ohio-based business has greatly expanded its operations to provide a variety of benefits services to… more »

04/30/13

  04:01:48 pm, by MedBen5   , 271 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Join Us At MedBen University On May 7!

MedBen University (MBU) is in session! Members of the MedBen team as well as other health care benefits professionals are traveling the Midwest this spring to share timely information about health care issues that are of importance to employers like… more »

04/25/13

  01:05:52 pm, by MedBen5   , 147 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Majority Of ER Visits Avoidable, Study Finds

More than two out of three emergency room visits are avoidable, finds a new study by Truven Health Analytics. According to Employee Benefit News, researchers examined insurance claims data for over 6.5 million emergency department visits made in… more »

03/26/13

  09:24:46 am, by MedBen5   , 151 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Sequestration Will Reduce Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Barring congressional action, the recent budget sequestration will require reductions in the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for some small tax-exempt employers, the Internal Revenue Service has announced. Accounting Today reports that the… more »

03/21/13

  02:07:36 pm, by MedBen5   , 182 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

MedBen Government Client Costs Trending Downward

MedBen conducted its annual Government Roundtable for current and prospective municipality clients omn March 21. And just like at its hospital-focused seminar a week earlier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brian Fargus had some good news to… more »

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