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  05:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 276 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Diabetes Patients Add $10,000 To Health Plan Costs, Analysis Finds

Health care plans spend, on average, $10,000 more per person annually to treat individuals with diabetes than those who don't have the chronic disease, a new analysis reveals. According to Forbes, a review of large insurance company claims data by The… more »


  04:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 308 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Getting A Grip On Arthritis

Arthritis is considered the leading cause for disability in America, with more than 53 million adults and 300,000 children suffering from its symptoms. “Arthritis” is a loose term, referring to over 100 different types that are related to joint… more »


  02:02:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 147 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

American Heart Association Has Seven Simple Tips For Worksite Wellness

Simple changes can make a major difference in a person's well-being -- and for employers looking to promote healthier workplace, the American Heart Association has seven messages that are words to live by. According to Reuters Health, the association… more »


  03:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 328 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Getting Your Back “Back” on Track

“Lift with your legs, not with your back.” We’ve all heard it said a hundred times... and for good reason. It’s a smart bit of advice for anyone interested in avoiding a back injury. Roughly 65 million Americans suffer from back pain, ranking it among… more »


  03:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 284 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

An Effective Wellness Program Doesn't Stop With Financial Incentives

Using financial incentives as a carrot to promote worksite wellness continue to grow in popularity, according to a recent study. But at MedBen, experience has taught us that while an effective promotion tool, monetary perks alone don't sell a wellness… more »


  04:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 242 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cost savings

CDC: U.S. Death Rate From Hypertension Continues To Rise

The overall death rate from high blood pressure continues to rise in the United States, suggests a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to HealthDay News, the report found that U.S. deaths linked to hypertension… more »


  09:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 312 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Best Wellness Incentives Are Those Backed By Employer Support

More employers are tying wellness program incentives to measurable improvements on the part of plan members, a recent survey found... but an aggressive approach does carry some risk. According to the poll of 165 U.S. employers by the International… more »


  10:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 315 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Want to Get Fit? Hit the Sack!

When people talk about the positive changes they need to make to get in better shape, diet and exercise invariably top the list. But there’s an equally important lifestyle modification that gets comparatively scant attention: improving your sleep… more »


  11:32:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 422 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Wellness Visits Stengthen Doctor-Patient Relationship, Encourage Accountability

Several weeks ago on this blog, we examined the growing refrain that annual physicals aren't worth the time or money because they seldom detect major illnesses. We countered that the preventive care aspect of the exam is really secondary to maintaining… more »


  10:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 321 words,  
Categories: Wellness

To Lower Hypertension Risk, Stay “Well Read”

Nearly 1 in 3 adults suffers from hypertension, and less than half of those with the condition aren’t taking the proper steps to get it under control. In fact, many don’t even know they have it. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the… more »


  06:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 316 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cost savings

Diabetes Cost Trend Underscores Usefulness Of Wellness Programs

A new study offers a sobering reminder that practicing healthy habits won't simply improve your lifestyle -- it'll potentially save you a bundle of cash to boot. MedCity News reports that economists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… more »


  06:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 500 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen University’s Back in Session for 2015!

The 2015 season of MedBen University will soon be in session! This promises to be one of the most extensive years for MBU ever, with a variety of events scheduled for the first half of 2015 alone. If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend a MBU, we… more »


  10:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 309 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

MedBen Lunchtime Boot Camp Featured In Wellness Article

MedBen is among the companies spotlighted in a Newark Advocate article about methods employers use to motivate their workers toward better health. As part of the company's wellness strategy, MedBen encourages its team to practice healthier lifestyles.… more »


  10:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 392 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cost savings

Importance of Yearly Wellness Exams Doesn’t Stop with Preventive Care

We've read a fair amount of opinion pieces lately that question the need for an annual physical examination. Invariably, they come down to the same premise: Does the money saved from detecting a serious condition in its early stages offset the cost of… more »


  10:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 324 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Conquering a Cold Takes Time (and Soup)

The name notwithstanding, you usually don’t catch a cold simply by spending too much time in the wintery weather. Rather, the common cold is caused by a variety of viruses, which can be transmitted either by airborne droplets or by direct contact with… more »


  11:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Flu Epidemic Requires Added Precautions

It's (hopefully) understood that getting a flu shot offers no guarantee that you won't get sick. But this season's virus has proven particularly troublesome. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that a strain called H3H2… more »


  06:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 209 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

Granville Turkey Trot Raises $100,000 For Food Pantry Network

For the second consecutive year, MedBen was pleased to serve as the premier sponsor for last month’s Granville Turkey Trot (GTT). The 5K fun run/walk raised over $90,000 for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County, and additional contributions from… more »


  02:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services

When We're Home For The Holidays, Take Advantage Of MedBen Online Services

Happy holidays from your friends at MedBen! Our home office will be closed on Christmas Day and Friday, December 26, and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2014. We will close again on Thursday, January 1 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Friday,… more »


  07:33:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Workplace Wellness Begins With Leadership

The best workplace wellness strategies aren't necessarily expensive -- in fact, some cost the employer nothing but their time and encouragement. Experts at WebMD (via Employer Benefit News) offer these tips for building a better wellness culture. 1.… more »


  05:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 334 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Cost savings

U.S. Health Trends Troubling... But There's A Cure

Two recent studies form a troubling picture of our nation's collective health: The United Health Foundation's annual analysis of the USA's health revealed that the obesity rate increased from 27.6% to 29.4% of adults in 2013. Nearly a quarter of… more »

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