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09/02/16

  04:46:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 209 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Heart, Research

MedBen WellLiving Helps Detect Chronic Diseases Earlier

Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two causes of death in the United States, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two diseases are trending in opposite directions ‒ but in both cases,… more »

08/28/16

  11:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 228 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Dropping, but Concerns Remain

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against routine screenings of prostate cancer has resulted in fewer diagnoses for the disease, new research finds. But the question remains as to whether more men will ultimately develop… more »

08/22/16

  07:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 246 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings, Bundled Payments, Research

Employers Take Lead with Value-Based Benefit Designs

As more hospitals gravitate away from traditional fee-for-service to alternative payments methods, self-funded groups are making changes to their health care plans to capitalize on the potential savings. According to an analysis by the National Business… more »

08/16/16

  07:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 378 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Cardio Does the Body Good

Let’s do some math. Subtract your age from the number 220 (the answer is your maximum heart rate). Now multiply that number by 0.6. Got it? Repeat the steps, only this time, multiply by 0.8. You now know your targeted pulse range when performing… more »

08/09/16

  10:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 234 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives, Cancer, Cost savings, Heart, Research, Diabetes

Physical Inactivity in U.S. Running up a Hefty Price Tag

Sitting on the sofa all day may be relaxing, but it's costing our country a lot of money. According to Benefits Pro, a new study finds that physical inactivity costs the U.S. $27.8 billion annually, an amount researchers label a conservative estimate.… more »

08/08/16

  10:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 225 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings, Research, Ancillary benefits

MedBen Controls High Claimant Costs through Claims Management, Early Detection

High cost claimants are among the leading contributors to health care spending, topping even medical inflation, pharmaceuticals, and specific diseases. A study from the American Health Policy Institute and Leavitt Partners found that claimants who cost… more »

07/26/16

  10:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 220 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Heart, Research, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive care

Healthy Lifestyles Can Prevent 90% of Strokes

It should come as little surprise that a proven wellness program like MedBen WellLiving can help to reduce the risk of serious health conditions. But a new study shows just how much an impact regular preventive care can make. According to HealthDay… more »

07/21/16

  04:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 202 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care, Ancillary benefits, Vision

Good Vision Coverage More Than Just an "Add-on"

Vision care is typically described as an ancillary benefit, but its advantages make it more than just an add-on. MedBen VisionPlus offers a great complement to your group medical and pharmacy coverage. HealthDay News reports that, according to a new… more »

07/12/16

  09:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 239 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cost savings, Heart, Research, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive care

Chronic Conditions Seldom Stop at Just One

Chronic health conditions are often closely linked -- that is, one existing condition contributes to the development of another. It's a major reason that MedBen WellLiving places such a great emphasis on the ongoing doctor-patient relationship. For… more »

07/08/16

  05:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 349 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Preventive care, Compliance

ACA Preventive Care Compliance Doesn't Stop with New Recommendations

Recently, we discussed here how MedBen helps to keep self-funded, non-grandfathered plans compliant with new preventive care requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, it's not enough to just monitor new recommendations — we also… more »

07/05/16

  04:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 377 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

Soda’s Cold, Hard Process

Drinking soda has no nutritional benefits for our bodies, but we already knew that. It isn’t the healthiest choice, nor does it provide much hydration. The taste is generally why Americans consume more than 44 gallons per person per year. So what really… more »

07/01/16

  07:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services, Client Services

MedBen Closed On July 4th, but MedBen Access Open 24/7

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

06/20/16

  11:02:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 250 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer

Health Panel Reiterates Need for Colon Cancer Screenings

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently reiterated its recommendation that adults age 50 and over receive regular colon cancer screenings until at least age 75, but did not specify a preferred screening method. MedBen WellLiving promotes… more »

06/10/16

  08:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 197 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Hand Sanitizers Reduce Cold, Flu Claims, Study Suggests

Sometimes, it's the simple things that can make a big difference. Case in point: A new study suggests that offices equipped with alcohol-based hand sanitizers can reduce provider claims related to cold, flu, and other preventive illnesses by nearly… more »

06/08/16

  10:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 244 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart

Women's Heart Disease Risk Requires a Physician Ally

Heart disease is too often thought of as a condition that affects men more than women. But women are equally at risk... and as such, are equally well-served by developing a professional relationship with a primary care physician. The connection between… more »

06/03/16

  11:08:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 341 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Excessive Sitting Linked to Major Health Risks

So, you love your job, but it requires you to sit for 7-8 hours per day. What can you do? It’s not unordinary, especially in a workplace, to sit for long periods of time. As we do, we find our bodies losing muscle mass, and gaining the opposite… fatty… more »

06/02/16

  05:56:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 271 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Preventive care

The Zika Virus: Causes and Prevention

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, you've likely heard and read stories about the Zika virus disease. While the virus has been known of since 1947, it had until recently remained largely confined to outbreaks in tropical Africa,… more »

06/01/16

  12:06:00 am, by MedBen5   , 210 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research

Obesity is a Chronic Disease, Physician Group Says

The growing number of obese adults in America is sometimes referred to as an "epidemic," even though medical efforts to address the problem tend to be more isolated in nature than cooperative. Now a major physician group is encouraging doctors to work… more »

05/25/16

  05:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 497 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Preventive care

MedBen Helps to Keep Your Preventive Care Benefits Compliant

With all the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations self-funded employers have to follow, it's easy to overlook regular updates to required preventive care. But MedBen keeps a close eye on the latest recommendations so you don't have to. Under the ACA,… more »

05/24/16

  11:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 269 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research

Primary Prevention Push Helps Reduce Cancer Risk

It's no secret that cancer risk is closely linked to lifestyle choices. But the possibility that nearly half of cancer-related deaths may be due to bad habits is still a sobering thought, and a strong argument for encouraging healthier behavior in the… more »

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