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01/13/17

  07:56:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 244 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Hypertension, Preventive care, Population health management

Hypertension a Global Problem; MedBen WellLiving Offers Personal Solutions

Because high blood pressure, or hypertension, is closely linked to other chronic conditions, researchers regularly use it as a barometer of health. Likewise, population health programs like MedBen WellLiving stress the role that reducing hypertension… more »

12/30/16

  09:35:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Diabetes, Preventive care

Diabetes Tops List of U.S. Health Care Spending

The U.S. spends more on diabetes than any other medical condition, according to a new analysis that underscores the impact that a wellness-driven workplace can have on reducing health care costs. HealthDay reports that in 2013, Americans spent $101… more »

12/29/16

  03:47:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 219 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings, Third party administration, Self-funding

Self-funding Allows Employers to Flex Cost Saving Muscles

With health care spending expected to reach one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2025, it's more important than ever for businesses to have a greater degree of cost control with their health plan. Toward that goal, MedBen continues to help… more »

12/21/16

  03:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 358 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Turkey, Muffins, and Pie – Oh My!

It’s easy to lose sight of a healthy diet… especially at this time of year. The average person consumes more than 3,000 calories on ONE Thanksgiving meal (and 7,000 total on Christmas Day) where the USDA recommends (depending on demographics)… more »

12/18/16

  11:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services

Holiday Hours and Year-end Reminders

The MedBen team wishes you and yours a happy holiday season! Our home office will be open regular hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, with customer service available until 6:30 p.m. EST) on Friday, December 23. We will be closed on Monday, December 26… more »

12/02/16

  08:15:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Research, Diabetes, Preventive care

Controlling Chronic Conditions Key to Healthier, Longer Lives

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 80, followed by cancer, stroke, and asthma, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. But there's good news, too ‒ between 2010 and 2014,… more »

11/28/16

  03:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 354 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Diabetes, Ancillary benefits

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

9.3%. 29.1 million. Both representations of the number of Americans who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The 7th leading cause of death in the United States, the American Diabetes Association states that an additional 86 million Americans are at risk… more »

11/22/16

  04:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 243 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Dental, Heart, Research

Dental Checkups Go Much Deeper than Healthy Teeth

Is there anything a dental checkup can't do? In addition to ensuring the continued health of your teeth (and often getting a free toothbrush in the bargain), dentist visits may even help to keep your lungs clean. HealthDay News reports that a new… more »

11/20/16

Thanksgiving Observances and Online Services

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of MedBen! We hope that you and your family have a fun, safe, and relaxing holiday. To observe the holiday, MedBen will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday,… more »

11/11/16

  11:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 201 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cost savings, Research, Third party administration

More Smaller Groups Making the Self-funded Switch

The shift from fully-insured group insurance to self-funded coverage continues, with more and more businesses realizing its savings potential. And not just large companies, either... as benefit managers like MedBen offer solutions to minimize risk, even… more »

11/03/16

  09:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 294 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

EEOC Wellness Rules Summary Available for Download

Back in May, MedBen highlighted new wellness rules from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the use of incentives to promote participation in corporate wellness programs. These rules, which go into effect on or after January 1,… more »

11/02/16

  02:52:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 270 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Hypertension, Preventive care

Controlling High Blood Pressure Benefits Mind and Body

When discussing hypertension, we tend to focus on its physical effects, such as its link to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. But doctors warn that high blood pressure may affect your mental capacity as well. According to HealthDay News, a new… more »

10/25/16

  06:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 342 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Dental

What is Your Mouth Telling You?

The CDC states that more than 40% of adults have felt pain in their mouth in the last year. So, it’s easy to see why you should be brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly. But these tasks could do more than just keep teeth clean – they could also help… more »

10/19/16

  01:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 258 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Research, Hypertension, Preventive care, Ancillary benefits

MedBen WellLiving a Strong Foundation for Healthy Habits

Unhealthy habits can be a vicious cycle, in that chronic conditions make people more susceptible to a heart attack, which in turn can serve to further exacerbate those conditions. But just like in sports, the best offense is a good defense ‒ in… more »

10/07/16

  04:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 214 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research

Colon Cancer: What's Your Gut Telling You?

Colonoscopies are critical to the early detection and treatment of colon cancer, but they're not the only thing that can help you spot the disease. You also have to pay attention to signals from your digestive system, researchers warn. "The old saying… more »

09/21/16

  10:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Immunizations

Flu Shots Closer to Flu Season a Better Bet

Not too long ago, it seemed that most people got their flu shot at just about the same time every year. But now that many pharmacies offer walk-in vaccinations ‒ with one major chain even going so far as to offer shopping discounts with your shot… more »

09/15/16

  09:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 372 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Hypertension

Fruit for Thought

Although they may not cure mental health diseases, certain foods have been shown to help improve and protect the brain and its functions. A study from the journal Neurological showed that adding servings of fruit to your diet (1–2 cups daily depending… more »

09/11/16

  07:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 205 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives, Cost savings, Research

Regular Exercise Can Save You Money

Here's a good reason to promote the value of exercise to your employees: It could save them $2,500 a year. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an analysis of 26,239 men and women found that just 30… more »

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 »

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