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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 »

06/18/15

  04:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 250 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Cost savings

Smoking Numbers Down, But Smoking-related Cancer Deaths Still High

Regardless of how much U.S. smoking rates have dropped in the last few years, one fact remains constant: Smokers still make up a disproportionate number of adults who die from cancer. According to Kaiser Health News, a study by the American Cancer… more »

06/10/15

  05:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 222 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

Research Doesn't Support Injections For Knee Pain

If you suffer from joint pain, it's understandable that you want a "quick fix" to the problem -- hence, the popularity of hyaluronic acid injections to soothe aching knees. But while some doctors and patients vouch for their effectiveness, there's… more »

06/05/15

  09:20:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 192 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Care Reform

Task Force Adds New Services To Free Preventive Care List

Two new preventive health services have been added to the no-cost coverage list, Kaiser News reports. Enforcement of the recommendations will take effect in 2016. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended Hepatitis B screening for… more »

06/04/15

  10:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 320 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Home Is Where the Heart (of Safety) Is

Summer means sunshine, cookouts... and of course, home safety. Unintentional injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and 48% of them occur in the home. But simple common sense measures, such as keeping a tidy space with… more »

06/03/15

  10:20:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 296 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Study Suggests Early Diabetes Treatment Reduces Heart Disease Risk

A recent study demonstrates how preventive care can potentially benefit an individual in multiple ways. According to researchers at the University of Michigan, earlier screening, diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes may also decrease the risk of… more »

05/15/15

  06:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 555 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

MedBen Wellness Roundtable Offers Proven Success, Savings Strategies

MedBen University offered timely and practical worksite wellness advice at its First Annual Wellness Roundtable on May 14. Co-sponsored by MedBen and Sun Life Financial, the event explored wellness programs from multiple perspectives and provided a… more »

05/12/15

  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 »

05/07/15

  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 »

04/24/15

  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 »

04/20/15

  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 »

04/14/15

  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 »

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