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12/30/10

  03:12:43 pm, by MedBen5   , 352 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Health Plan Management

FSA OTC Deadline Reminder; IRS Revises Debit Card Rule

An almost-last-minute reminder: December 31 is the final day that FSA and HRA participants can use their account funds to pay for over-the-counter drugs without a prescription. So if you have an outstanding balance on your FSA, now is the time to stock… more »

12/27/10

  05:46:32 pm, by MedBen5   , 139 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription

2011 MedBen Drug Formularies Available Online

Formulary updates for prescription plans administered by Pharmacy Data Management, Inc. (PDMI) are now available at the Forms area of MedBen.com. The new formularies become effective January 1, 2011. If you still need a 2010 formulary, they will be… more »

12/23/10

  06:12:19 pm, by MedBen5   , 223 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Partners Plan Praised By Times-Recorder Columnist

Zanesville Times-Recorder columnist SueEllen Skinner has written some complimentary things about Partners Community Health Plan – you can read her column here. A partnership between MedBen, Genesis HealthCare System of Zanesville (OH), and other… more »

12/21/10

  03:03:24 pm, by MedBen5   , 182 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen Announces 2011 Employer Roundtables

To help employers take control of their benefit dollars, MedBen will sponsor two industry-specific roundtables in April 2011. The Hospital Employer Roundtable Hospital will be held on the morning of Thursday, April 7, and the Government Roundtable will… more »

12/20/10

  04:48:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 268 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Online Services Available Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve

Happy holidays from the staff at MedBen! Our home office will be closed on Friday, December 24 and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 27. On Friday, December 31, our home office will again be closed all day. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on… more »

12/13/10

  04:47:50 pm, by MedBen5   , 280 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Closes Early on December 17; Online Customer Services Available

On Friday, December 17, MedBen will be closing at 12:00 p.m. EST for a companywide end-of-year recognition banquet. We will reopen on Monday, December 20 at 8:00 a.m. EST. Although our customer service department will be closed early that day, you can… more »

12/10/10

  04:35:53 pm, by MedBen5   , 181 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Southeastern Med Joins Partners Community Health Plan

MedBen is pleased to announce the addition of Southeastern Med to Partners Community Health Plan. The Cambridge, Ohio-based hospital joins Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, Genesis Healthcare System, Marietta Memorial Hospital and Quality Care… more »

11/19/10

  09:59:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 378 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen Introduces New Predictive Modeling and Data Analytics Solution

MedBen has selected Sightlines™ Medical Intelligence to identify health care trends and cost drivers, facilitate benefit program design, improve health status, and reduce spending for its employer clients. Verisk Health, a global leader in… more »

11/15/10

  03:03:37 pm, by MedBen5   , 251 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Thanksgiving Holiday Hours Announced

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at MedBen! Our home office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2010. During this time, please remember… more »

11/09/10

  06:57:35 pm, by MedBen5   , 183 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Claims Surveillance Savings Top $16.7 Million

MedBen’s claims survelliance system continues to save clients money. As of October 31, 2010 – just a little over three years since we introduced the service – clients have realized over $16.7 million in cumulative savings. And… more »

11/08/10

  02:06:28 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

Raising Diabetes Awareness in November

November is National Diabetes Month – an effort to build awareness about a disease that currently affects 1 in 10 American adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that those who suffer from the diabetes can take steps to manage… more »

11/01/10

  02:54:01 pm, by MedBen5   , 115 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

IRS Releases 2011 HSA and HDHP Amounts

The IRS has released the 2011 contribution limitations, deductible minimums and out-of-pocket expenses for health savings accounts (HSAs) with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). The annual HSA contribution limitation is $3,050 for individual… more »

10/13/10

  05:28:07 pm, by MedBen5   , 104 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen Launches New Online Portal for Vision Providers

Great news for MedBen VisionPlus providers: MedBen is currently rolling out a new online portal for its vision benefits plan! Available through our MedBen Access website, providers can use the vision portal to determine patient eligibility and submit… more »

10/11/10

  11:57:45 am, by MedBen5   , 143 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen Posts New Health Reform Documents to Plan Design, Regulatory Blog Areas

MedBen has added the following health care reform documents to the Plan Design section of the MedBen Blog: Sample Required Notice for Grandfathered Plans Sample Required Notice for Non-Grandfathered Plans PPACA Plan Checklist The Plan… more »

10/08/10

  09:26:32 pm, by MedBen5   , 195 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Partners Plan Rollout Continues; Website Launched

MedBen’s recent launch of Partners Community Health Plan has been well-received by employer groups and participating agents alike. Now available as a fully-insured product in Marietta and Zanesville, Ohio, Partners will soon be offered in the… more »

10/07/10

  04:04:12 pm, by MedBen5   , 63 words,  
Categories: Announcements

System Upgrades Postposed

The system upgrades MedBen originally scheduled for the coming weekend have been postponed until next week. Beginning on Friday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through late afternoon on Sunday, October 17, MedBen Access will not be available… more »

09/24/10

  02:07:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 58 words,  
Categories: Announcements

System Upgrades Scheduled for October

MedBen will be performing system upgrades over the weekend of October 8. Beginning on Friday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through late afternoon on Sunday, October 10, MedBen Access will not be available while upgrades are made. Clients with… more »

09/17/10

  02:16:37 pm, by MedBen5   , 127 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Claims Surveillance System 3-yr. Savings Average 46%

In the three years since MedBen introduced its advanced claims surveillance system, employers have saved an average of 46% on system-managed claims. The September 2007 addition of leading edge surveillance to our other review processes has consistently… more »

09/09/10

  05:06:38 pm, by MedBen5   , 227 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

Introducing… Partners Community Health Plan

This morning, MedBen launched an exciting new health plan in Southeastern Ohio. The new product, Partners Community Health Plan, is part of a collaboration with Marietta Memorial Hospital, Genesis Healthcare System and Quality Care Partners. It features… more »

08/27/10

  05:06:49 pm, by MedBen5   , 416 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen to Provide Plan Guidance for Mental Health Parity Law

New mental health parity legislation may soon impact your group’s plan benefits. In 2008, the federal government enacted the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). The law generally states… more »

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