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12/08/14

  10:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 333 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

It seems like only yesterday we were walking around in short sleeves and sandals, yet here we are at the start of what threatens to be a long winter. The cold, ice and snow pose unique wellness challenges and boost activity at the ER – but by being… more »

12/01/14

  02:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 335 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Ketron Joins MedBen Sales Team

MedBen is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Ketron to the MedBen Sales and Marketing team. In his role as Regional Sales Manager, Ketron will serve current and prospective clients of the health benefits management company in Kentucky, Tennessee… more »

11/25/14

  09:56:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 189 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services

MedBen's Closed On Thanksgiving, But Online Services Available

Happy Thanksgiving Day from the staff of MedBen! As we celebrate the holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. MedBen will reopen on Monday, December 1. Hopefully you will be too busy with family, food and… more »

11/24/14

  08:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 248 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

Granville Turkey Trot Reminder

Just a reminder that there's still time to register for the 2014 Granville Turkey Trot! MedBen once again serves as the premier sponsor for this 5K fun run/walk, which will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 27 in Granville, Ohio starting at… more »

11/20/14

  09:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 112 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cost savings

Study: Absenteeism Linked To Obesity Costs U.S. Employers Billions

Absenteeism among obese workers in the United States costs employers about $8.65 billion each year, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Costs associated with obesity-related work… more »

11/19/14

  10:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 412 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Wellness Incentives Must Acknowledge Employee Limitations

A recent legal ruling has placed put a spotlight on worksite wellness incentives and the need to provide a level playing field for every employee. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery denied a bid by the Equal Employment Opportunity… more »

11/14/14

  11:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 325 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Surge In Knee Replacement Surgeries A Troubling Trend

In a culture that increasingly looks for quick fixes and instant remedies, it's hardly surprising that the number of people who get surgery to relieve pain has skyrocketed. Care in point: More than 600,000 knee replacements were performed in 2012,… more »

11/10/14

  08:59:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 306 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

MedBen Again The Premier Sponsor Of Granville Turkey Trot

Once again, MedBen is proud to be the premier sponsor of Licking County, Ohio’s biggest single-day fundraising event: The 2014 Granville Turkey Trot (GTT), a 5K fun run/walk that benefits the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. The event will be held… more »

11/07/14

  11:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 349 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Giving Yourself the Gift of Wellness

It’s no great mystery why “lose weight” and “get in shape” are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. The period from Thanksgiving to January 1st provides numerous opportunities to toss healthy habits to the curb. But with a little planning and… more »

10/29/14

  09:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 280 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Spotlights Progress, Importance Of Mammograms

As October quickly draws to a close, would be remiss if we didn't mention that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2014 -- a number that, as Secretary of Health & Human Services Sylvia Mathews… more »

10/14/14

  11:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 307 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Good Eye Health Starts (Real) Early

Even if your child is less that a year old, it's not too soon to have his or her vision checked. The American Optometric Association recommends that infants get their first eye exam at six months of age. “The majority of vision problems in children are… more »

10/10/14

  09:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 349 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management

Taking the Stress Out of Health Care Costs

For many people, finances and stress go together like peanut butter and jelly. As financial burdens increase, so does the level of stress. And this can be especially true when you add health care into the mix. While your health plan does its best to… more »

10/09/14

  11:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 319 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

WellLiving Helps Employers Offer Fair And Achievable Incentives

A recent Wall Street Journal article examines the balancing act undertaken by employers that offer wellness incentives. The author highlights two employers that were sued because of wellness program disputes -- and both suits allege violations of the… more »

10/03/14

  11:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 299 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Companies Big & Small Welcoming Wellness

Employers continue to embrace worksite wellness in ever-increasing numbers, according to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust. Employee Benefits News reports that nearly every large firm (98%)… more »

09/25/14

  11:54:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 298 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Healthy Habits Greatly Reduce Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

It's interesting how a few basic changes can make a big difference in one's health. Case in point: A new study suggest that some common-sense lifestyle modifications can prevent 80% of heart attacks in men. According to HealthDay, researchers found… more »

09/22/14

  06:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 331 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Reporting

Private Exchanges Take Cost Control From Employer’s Hands

A recent report by the National Business Group on Health concludes that when it comes to private exchanges, self-insured employers are taking a cautious approach – and rightfully so. Because despite their prominence of late, there's no evidence that a… more »

09/18/14

  10:32:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 197 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Obesity Has Slowed, But Bellies Keep Getting Bigger: Report

Slowly but surely, the U.S. is becoming a big-bellied nation. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the average adult waist size has expanded over an inch in the past decade. According to HealthDay, 54% of Americans age… more »

09/17/14

  09:30:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 267 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Painkiller Statistics Underscore Need For Alternate Care Solutions

Two major news organizations have approached a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report from differing perspectives. "Prescription painkiller deaths slowing down," says USA Today, while ABC News warns "Prescription drug deaths keep rising."… more »

09/15/14

  04:56:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Diabetes Problem Continues To Grow; MedBen WellLiving Can Help Control Condition

Some sobering federal health statistics: Nearly half of adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, blindness, amputations and cancer. According to USA Today, 12.3% of Americans 20 and older have diabetes, either… more »

09/08/14

  04:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 324 words,  
Categories: Wellness

The Highs & Lows of Controlling Cholesterol

You likely know that there’s “good” and “bad” cholesterol, but what’s the difference between them? And how do you get more of the “good” stuff? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body produces to help it make hormones, vitamin D, and… more »

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