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11/20/15

  09:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Granville Turkey Trot Reminder

Just a reminder that there's still time to register for the 2015 Granville Turkey Trot! For the third consecutive year, MedBen serves as a premier sponsor for this 5K fun run/walk, which will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 26 in Granville,… more »

11/19/15

  11:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Employer Involvement Key To Long-term Success Of Wellness Program

From Employee Benefit News: "Unhealthy behaviors can prevent employers from meeting business objectives and employees from performing optimally in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has identified four health risk… more »

11/11/15

  04:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 200 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Health Care Coverage Tops Among Benefits For Recruiting, Retaining Employees

When it comes to benefits incentives that help to recruit and retain employees, health care coverage leads the way by a sizable margin, a recent survey reveals. Overall, 38% of respondents to 2015 Strategic Benefits Survey said that they used benefits… more »

11/04/15

  10:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 346 words,  
Categories: Wellness

‘Tis the Season for Your Wellness

It’s no secret that diet plays a huge role in health. That’s why this holiday season, we caution you to think before scarfing down those seasonal goodies – especially if you’ve not received an annual wellness exam yet. Those who wait to get their… more »

10/30/15

  04:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 263 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

MedBen Sponsors 10th Annual Granville Turkey Trot

For the third year in a row, MedBen is pleased to promote healthier lifestyles while supporting a worthy cause through its sponsorship of the Granville Turkey Trot (GTT), a 5K fun run/walk. Taking place in Granville, Ohio on Thanksgiving morning… more »

10/28/15

  02:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 249 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness

For Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Living Beats Rx Fixes

However obvious it may seem, it bears repeating that the most effective wellness is frequently also the most basic. Case in post: newly released research pitting healthy lifestyles vs. medicine. According to Reuters Health, a 15-year diabetes study… more »

10/12/15

  10:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 278 words,  
Categories: Wellness

For Breast Cancer Awareness, Think Pink

This month, you may notice a lot of people are wearing pink and showing support for those affected by breast cancer. As the second leading cause of cancer death in women, it’s easy to understand why it gets so much publicity. The good news? Survival… more »

09/24/15

  10:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 197 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

This Season's Flu Vaccine Should Battle The Bug Better

Good news for those of you who got a flu shot in 2014 but still got sick: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that this year's vaccine should be more successful in helping you battle the bug. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the… more »

09/16/15

  09:08:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness

Daily Aspirin May Benefit Those At Risk For Heart Disease, Colon Cancer

Older adults at high risk of heart disease could benefit from a daily aspirin, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In a newly-released draft report, the medical organization recommends that men and women between the ages of 50 and 69… more »

09/14/15

  11:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 181 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Aiming For A Lower Blood Pressure Target Pays Bigger Health Dividends

Lowering your blood pressure to a healthier level can have a huge impact on your well-being, NPR reports: "Cutting blood pressure below the currently recommended target can significantly reduce the rate of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and… more »

09/03/15

  10:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 323 words,  
Categories: Wellness

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. Fortunately, it is seldom fatal – in fact, more than two million adult males can today call themselves survivors of the disease. While there is no known cause of prostate cancer, researchers… more »

08/21/15

  10:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 288 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

Workplace Wellness Succeeds Only With Employee Awareness

Employee awareness is critical to the success of a company wellness program, yet many employees apparently aren't getting the message... which is why MedBen WellLiving takes an inclusive approach to worksite wellness. About 7 out of 10 employers offer… more »

08/18/15

  05:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 335 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

Despite Predictions, Employer-Sponsored Coverage Remains Strong -- And For Good Reason

"Reports Of The Death Of Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Are Greatly Exaggerated," reads the headline of a recent Forbes article. Blogger Todd Hixon cites a 2011 study that foretold a 30% drop in employer-sponsored health insurance (ESHI) would… more »

08/07/15

  08:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 328 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Vaccines: A Much-needed Shot In The Arm

August is National Immunization Awareness Month... and because MedBen WellLiving encourages preventive care, here¡¯s a timely reminder to make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Shots may not be fun, but they can provide years ¨C or in some cases, a… more »

07/24/15

  04:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Primary Prevention Approach Helps To Detect Chronic Conditions

A recent survey aptly demonstrates the effectiveness of employer-sponsored wellness programs... and likewise, MedBen WellLiving is showing businesses the health and financial benefits of promoting primary prevention. According to the survey by… more »

07/14/15

  10:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 340 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Get Your Wellness Exam and Save Money!

The year’s already half over... have you gotten your annual wellness exam yet? If not, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Not only could the visit have a positive impact on your health, but skipping the exam could have a negative… more »

07/13/15

  10:46:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 247 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

New Rules Aim To Address Religious Objections To Birth Control Mandate

Last week, the Obama administration released new rules in hopes of putting to rest a hot-button issue under health care reform -- the requirement that employers must provide free contraceptive coverage to female employees. Under this latest proposal,… more »

07/10/15

  08:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 288 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Southern Ohio Among Regions With Higher Colon Cancer Rates

Despite the nationwide decrease in mortality from colorectal cancer, there are still three regional "hot spots" where death rates are rates are still high -- and one of them is in Ohio and adjoining states, a new study finds. According to The… more »

07/03/15

MedBen Closed on July 3, But Online Services Always Available

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Friday, July 3 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6. It's always our hope that during any holiday, health care claim matters are the last thing on… more »

06/25/15

  03:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 247 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

It's A Big Country... And Getting Bigger

Here's a distressing bit of information: Based on the results of a new study, over two-thirds of the U.S. adult population are either overweight or obese. HealthDay reports that the study, which used data from the National Health and Nutrition… more »

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