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09/04/15

  05:08:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: Announcements

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 7 and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. the following day. But even when we’re out of the office, MedBen Access stays open… more »

08/21/15

  10:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 288 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

Workplace Wellness Succeeds Only With Employee Awareness

Employee awareness is critical to the success of a company wellness program, yet many employees apparently aren't getting the message... which is why MedBen WellLiving takes an inclusive approach to worksite wellness. About 7 out of 10 employers offer… more »

08/13/15

  10:47:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 192 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

Licking County Chamber Names MedBen Business of the Year

MedBen was named Business of the Year by the Licking County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's 12th Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration on August 11. MedBen received the award based, in part, on its excellent record of customer service as well as… more »

08/05/15

  11:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Security, Privacy

MedBen Puts Its Cybersecurity Measures To The Test

A new report says that only a small fraction of businesses are fully prepared to deal with cyber attacks. MedBen counts itself among them. According to BenefitsPro, the report by consulting firm Accenture found that only about half of the 900 companies… more »

08/04/15

  10:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 216 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

IRS Wants Your Thoughts On The "Cadillac Tax"

The Internal Revenue Services is looking for public input on one of Obamacare's more controversial regulations -- the so-called "Cadillac tax." Scheduled to take effect in 2018, the tax would penalize employer health care plans that exceed $10,200 for… more »

07/28/15

  11:10:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 276 words,  
Categories: Announcements

FDA Approves Powerful -- And Pricey-- Cholesterol Drug

The introduction of a blockbuster cholesterol drug has the health care community abuzz -- but its potential to help millions of Americans comes at a steep price. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved Praluent, an injectable medicine… more »

07/03/15

MedBen Closed on July 3, But Online Services Always Available

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Friday, July 3 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6. It's always our hope that during any holiday, health care claim matters are the last thing on… more »

06/22/15

  11:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 231 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform

Benefits Group Calls For Withdrawal Of Embedded Maximum Rule

Several weeks ago, we posted an article about a new Affordable Care Act regulation that would apply an "embedded" maximum out-of-pocket limit on individuals enrolled in family coverage. The rule, which applied to non-grandfathered fully-insured and… more »

06/08/15

  09:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 273 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, MedBen Analytics

Introducing… MedBen Analytics

At the National Bundled Payment Summit in Washington, DC last week, MedBen unveiled its latest service: value based payment administration through MedBen Analytics. For providers participating in value based payment initiatives such as the Centers for… more »

05/25/15

  01:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 238 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Health Plan Management

MedBen Closed On Memorial Day, But Online Services Open 24/7

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 25 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2012. During this time, please remember… more »

05/21/15

  03:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 357 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

Corn Named MedBen Director

MedBen is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrea Corn to Director of Data Services and Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Corn has served customers of the health benefits management company since 1990. The promotion was made in recognition of… more »

05/14/15

  04:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 214 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Health Care Plans Must Provide Free Coverage For All Contraceptive Types, HHS Says

In an effort to clear up confusion about the range of free prescription birth control that insurers and self-funded health care plans must provide to members, the Obama administration earlier this week released a clarification to the Affordable Care Act… more »

05/06/15

  10:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 144 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Consumer-driven Health Plans

IRS Announces 2016 HSA Inflation Adjustments

On Monday, the IRS announced its annual cost-of-living adjustments affecting health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2016. The HSA contribution limits will increase for families, but stay the same for self-only coverage. High-deductible… more »

05/05/15

  03:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 188 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform

ERs See Jump In Visits Since ACA Rollout

Obamacare problems, continued... Straight on the heels of last week's report that multiple states are having difficulty financing their insurance marketplaces, Monday saw the release of a poll showing a spike in emergency room visits since the… more »

04/29/15

  04:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Cadillac Tax Concerns Have Democrats Taking Action

In the matter of the Affordable Care Act, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have seldom seen eye-to-eye on its various regulations, responsibilities and penalties. But a looming tax could conceivably bring both sides of the aisle together. The… more »

04/22/15

  02:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Cost savings

Pharmacy Cost Report Shows How "Middle Men" Can Save Money

Businesses often advertise that they "cut out the middle man and pass the savings on to you." And indeed, sometime that's an effective money-saving strategy. But not always. Case in point: A new report on cost management for Medicaid pharmacy benefits… more »

04/10/15

  10:54:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 239 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription

Opioids Misused By 1 In 4 Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

A recent study suggests that about one-quarter of chronic pain patients who are prescribed opioids use them improperly, Forbes reports. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain. 20-30% of opioids prescribed for chronic pain are… more »

03/30/15

  08:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Discounts, Cost savings

MedBen Self-funded Clients See Average 8% Rx Spending Drop In 2014

In 2014, MedBen self-funded clients experienced an overall average 8% decrease in pharmacy spending per member per month while most employers were experiencing 12% increases. Employers who worked with MedBen drove higher generic utilization by aligning… more »

03/27/15

  08:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 99 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

MedBen Tops Columbus Business First Survey

MedBen was recently recognized by Columbus Business First as the region's #1 third party administrator, based on the number of its employees that live in Central Ohio. According to its annual survey results, MedBen, with 165 of its workers residing in… more »

03/18/15

  10:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 234 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Specialty Drugs A Major Factor In U.S. Drug Spending Increase

The rise in spending for specialty drugs has contributed to a 13.% increase in prescription drug spending in 2014, Business Insurance recently reported. According to the Express Scripts 2014 Drug Trend Report, the overall increase in national drug… more »

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