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09/07/12

  12:58:08 pm, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Partners Plan Now Available in Fairfield County

MedBen is pleased to announce the availability of Partners Community Health Plan to Fairfield County, Ohio employers. Offered in conjunction with Fairfield Medical Center and the Lancaster-Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Partners Community Health Plan,… more »

08/03/12

  04:32:29 pm, by MedBen5   , 190 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Kirk Joins MedBen Sales Team

MedBen is pleased to announce the addition of Lindsay Kirk to the MedBen Sales and Marketing team. In her role as Regional Sales Manager, Kirk will serve current and prospective MedBen clients in Northern and Central Ohio. Kirk joined MedBen in 2011 as… more »

07/18/12

  12:59:10 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Announcements

A Few Lesser-Known Health Care Reform Provisions

When you put together a health care reform law that’s 2,700 pages long, chances are they’ll be plenty of content that receives little notice. While the individual mandate and state health exchanges get all the headlines, many of the details… more »

07/03/12

  04:43:13 pm, by MedBen5   , 226 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Happy Independence Day From MedBen!

The staff of MedBen would like to wish you and your family a fun, relaxing and safe Independence Day! MedBen will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. We’ll reopen at 8:00 a.m. on July 5. Hopefully, you won’t have a… more »

06/21/12

  10:55:47 am, by MedBen5   , 149 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Court Will Overturn Individual Mandate, Legal Insiders Say

The Supreme Court will strike down the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act, says a survey of legal experts. USA Today reports that research group Purple Insights asked 56 insiders – 38 former clerks of current Supreme Court… more »

06/14/12

  12:49:09 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Health Care Spending Will Jump In 2014, Fed Forecast Says

If federal projections are to be believed, the slowdown in the growth of health care spending won’t last too much longer. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has forecasted that growth will stay low… more »

06/08/12

  04:15:05 pm, by MedBen5   , 291 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen Names Nydegger Vice President and Controller

Ed Nydegger was recently promoted to the position of Vice President by the Board of Directors of Medical Benefits Mutual Life Insurance Co. ("MedBen"), according to Doug Freeman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the health benefits management company.… more »

05/31/12

  10:16:02 am, by MedBen5   , 238 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

NYC Mayor Proposes Ban On Jumbo Sugary Drinks

In the ongoing battle against obesity, the Big Apple wants to take away your Big Gulp. The Wall Street Journal reports that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed an amendment to the city health code that would prohibit the sales of sugary… more »

05/30/12

  11:46:44 am, by MedBen5   , 177 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Wellness

Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

Is there anything aspirin can’t do… assuming, of course, that you take all the studies extolling its virtues at face value? HealthDay News reports that taking aspirin – or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as… more »

05/28/12

  09:27:10 am, by MedBen5   , 258 words,  
Categories: Announcements

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 28 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012. During this time, please remember… more »

05/18/12

  04:10:01 pm, by MedBen5   , 423 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen Names Freeman Chairman, Harden President

Doug Freeman, previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Benefits Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MedBen), was elected Chairman of the Board and CEO of the health benefits management company at a meeting of its Board of Directors on May 17.… more »

05/17/12

  05:23:33 pm, by MedBen5   , 285 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen Opens, Dedicates Conference Center

MedBen formally opened the C. Arthur Morrow Conference Center on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The company’s President and CEO Doug Freeman hosted the event. “As MedBen has continued to grow, the need for an expanded meeting area has become essential,”… more »

04/27/12

  06:11:07 pm, by MedBen5   , 413 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen Hospital & Wellness Conference Covers Variety Of Subjects

On Thursday, April 26, MedBen clients and other guests filled the new MedBen Conference Center for the 10th Annual Hospital Roundtable. For the first time, MedBen also held its yearly Wellness Conference on the same day, for the convenience of clients… more »

04/20/12

  05:00:34 pm, by MedBen5   , 333 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Adds Davis to Sales and Marketing Team

MedBen is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate to its Sales and Marketing team. Pamela Davis will serve as Regional Sales Manager in Southeastern Ohio and West Virginia, assisting her region’s broker network with the sales of all MedBen… more »

04/10/12

  11:22:15 am, by MedBen5   , 219 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Report: Health Care Reform Law Would Raise Deficit

The Affordable Care Act will add more that $340 billion to the deficit, according to a new study of the health care reform law by a Republican member of the board that oversees Medicare financing. The Washington Post reports that conservative policy… more »

04/06/12

  04:02:53 pm, by MedBen5   , 178 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Preventive Care Costs Can Differ Greatly

As more preventive services are covered in full by health insurance, the range of treatment costs from one provider to another has received increased scrunity. USA Today reports that a new study demonstrates just how great the difference can be.… more »

02/08/12

  04:37:27 pm, by MedBen5   , 367 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

MedBen IS Team Putting Final Touches On HIPAA Updates

Members of the MedBen Information Systems team worked diligently throughout 2011 to see that new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines for electronic transmission of administrative transactions were in place by the original December 31… more »

02/06/12

  05:07:59 pm, by MedBen5   , 257 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Partners Expands Community Health Network

As part of an ongoing effort to promote better health, Partners Community Health Plan is currently expanding its community health network. Local businesses, sharing a common dedication to consumer wellness, have generously agreed to provide discounts to… more »

12/29/11

  05:08:18 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen Offers Accountable Care Solutions to Control Chronic Condition Costs

From proprietary claims surveillance to wellness and precertification programs, MedBen uses a variety of cutting-edge methods to help contain your plan’s health plan costs. To complement these savings strategies, we now offer, as an optional… more »

12/22/11

  05:09:03 pm, by MedBen5   , 211 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Health Plan Management

Use Your Remaining FSA Funds Before 2011 Ends

If you contribute to a flexible spending account (FSA), it’s nearly time to “use it or lose it". Qualified medical purchases made on or before December 31, 2011 can be reimbursed from your FSA using 2011 funds, once proper supporting documentation has… more »

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