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09/23/18

  04:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Specialty Care, MedBen WellLiving

Specialty Care Helps Reduce Risk of Heart-Related Deaths

By taking a proactive approach to preventive care, Americans can greatly reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke and save billions of dollars while doing so. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that in… more »

09/09/18

  06:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Cost savings, Preventive care, Primary care

Why the Right Wellness Approach Matters

A recent wellness study confirms something that MedBen has known for a long time: If you want your workplace wellness program to succeed, the "physician first" approach is the way to go. According to BPS Research Digest, researchers tracked multiple… more »
  06:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, MedBen Employees

MedBen Takes a Stand Against Sitting

Computers, tablets, and smartphones have certainly made life easier, but it's also made us more sedentary... and all that idle activity isn't helping our collective health. Sitting for prolonged periods of time increases your risk of heart disease,… more »

08/23/18

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 198 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Cancer Screenings Down, But Wellness Focus Helps Defy Trends

The number of Americans getting screened for cervical, breast, and prostate cancers has declined in recent years, suggests a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The review of self-reported screenings from 2000 to… more »

08/12/18

  04:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Preventive care, Claims management, MedBen Rx, MedBen Rx Advocate, MedBen Rx Alliance

Million-Dollar Claims Continue to Rise, But MedBen Has Solutions

The Affordable Care Act's elimination of lifetime benefit maximums has led to a surge in million-dollar medical claims, with the number nearly doubling in the past four years. It’s one more reason why MedBen is dedicated to developing savings strategies… more »
  07:37:00 am, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension

Smoking Costs… Socially and Physically

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently implemented a nationwide ban on smoking inside or near public housing facilities. It’s just the latest step in an ongoing effort to provide smoke-free work and communal environments and… more »

08/07/18

  06:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Primary care

“Just Talking” with Your Doctor

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m not going to go to my annual wellness exam because I’m not sick”? Sure, we go to the dentist to have our teeth cleaned or go to the optometrist to have our eyes checked, yet when we go to the doctor for an… more »

07/29/18

  05:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 206 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

Better Health Begins with the Basics

Taking a common-sense approach to wellness can dramatically cut your risk for heart disease and cancer, and even add over a decade to your life, a recent study suggests. The analysis of 120,000 participants found that men and women who followed five… more »

07/13/18

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 211 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension

Wellness Exams Promote Prevention… and Exercise

If you get in half-hour cardio workouts five times per week, consider yourself a member of an exclusive group... unfortunately. Because according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than a quarter of U.S. adults get… more »

07/01/18

  03:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 237 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Cost savings, Research, Third party administration, Preventive care, Compliance, Trend

Beating Cost Trend Difficult, But Not Impossible

"Healthcare costs increasing at unsustainable pace" a recent Modern Healthcare headline reads. In a new study, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts a 6% medical cost trend in 2019, as expensive new medical services and drugs and market consolidation make it… more »

MedBen Closed On July 4th, but MedBen Access Stays Open

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Hopefully your day off is all about cookouts with friends & family and community… more »

06/30/18

  09:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives, Research

A Little Wellness Incentive Goes a Long Way

National figures indicate high chronic condition costs and low wellness compliance. This comes as no surprise to MedBen, knowing that there is a direct connection between untreated (or even undetected) diseases and increased health care costs. But a… more »

06/25/18

  07:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 315 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care

Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) lowered its recommended age for initial colorectal cancer screening from age 50 to 45. MedBen WellLiving however, will continue to follow the guidelines stating those 50 and older should be screened once… more »

06/17/18

Harden CEO Promotion Spotlighted in Columbus Business First

In a new Columbus Business First article, reporter Carrie Ghose interviewed MedBen President Kurt Harden and Executive Chairman Doug Freeman about Harden's recent promotion to CEO as well as the company's recent activities and future plans. Freeman… more »
  07:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 220 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Hypertension

High Blood Pressure Raises Patient Bills, Study Says

Americans with high blood pressure may pay nearly $2,000 more on medical fees this year than those without the condition… a problem that could be alleviated through a focus on preventive care. According to a 12-year study, adults with hypertension can… more »

06/02/18

  04:46:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 207 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, Preventive care, Population health management

Chronic Conditions Major Drivers of Health Care Costs

In designing the MedBen WellLiving program, we focused on the prevention of chronic conditions that impact the quality of employees' lives as well as their cost to employers. A recent survey emphasizes how these conditions can financially impact the… more »

05/30/18

  03:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 347 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Asthma on the Rise

The number of people with asthma continues to rise. In 2001, nearly 20 million people had asthma, and now, this condition, which causes chronic inflammation of the lung airways and makes it hard to breathe (much like pinching a straw and trying to… more »

05/20/18

  07:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care, Women's Health, Mental Health

Woman’s Health Week Promotes Physical, Mental Well-Being

In May, we observeNational Women's Health Week – a reminder to women of all ages to take the time to focus on their personal well-being, both physical and mental. One key to better physical health is getting an annual wellness exam from your family… more »

05/08/18

MedBen Turns 80 Today

May 8 marks MedBen’s 80th Anniversary. Originally Hospital Service Association (HSA) of Licking County, we started out with two employees and a goal to provide employers and individuals with affordable health care coverage. And while our numbers have… more »

05/03/18

  10:52:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 174 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Questioned

The advantages of prostate cancer screening have been debated since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised against the testing for most men in 2012 – and consequences of that advice may be surfacing. In a Medscape commentary, Dr.… more »

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