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09/10/08

  06:18:37 pm, by MedBen5   , 205 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Battling the Chronic Disease Epidemic

Pity the poor family physician. As obesity cases – and the chronic diseases that frequently attend them – continue to rise across all age groups, it’s all a doctor can do to stay on top of the mounting health crisis. One physician has written about his… more »

08/28/08

  04:24:16 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness

MedBen Recognized as a "Fit-Friendly" Company

MedBen is among an elite group of organizations that have been awarded Gold Fit-Friendly Company status by the American Heart Association (AHA). This honor recognizes ongoing companywide efforts to promote physical, nutritional and cultural wellness… more »

08/20/08

  07:06:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 125 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

More Employers Offering CDHPs

Consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) now account for nearly 13 percent of all plans offered by employers, according to a survey conducted by United Benefits Advisors. From 2007 to 2008, the number of health plans offering a CDHP increased by 43 percent,… more »

07/17/08

  10:39:29 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Lose Big, Win Bigger!

Competition and camaraderie are fueling employer efforts to help their employees lose weight, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. And as workers drop the pounds, employers are enjoying some sizable benefits. Wesley Willows, an… more »

07/09/08

  12:48:24 pm, by MedBen5   , 167 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Employer Wellness Incentives on the Rise

More employers are using financial incentives as a way to promote wellness in the workplace, according to a survey of 225 major U.S. companies conducted by the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and… more »

07/08/08

  04:48:55 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Hit the Road, Tobacco!

Anytime is the right time for an employer to offer smoking cessation assistance as a wellness initiative, but several existing factors make such a program particularly attractive to employees nowadays – call it tobacco’s “perfect storm”: Current… more »

06/25/08

  11:25:20 am, by MedBen5   , 175 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Employers Adjusting Health Care Benefits, Promoting Wellness

A survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that current economic conditions have led some employers to take a long-term approach to employee health: scaling back certain health care benefits while encouraging worksite… more »

06/24/08

  06:38:32 pm, by MedBen5   , 113 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Pressure Points

Yet another reason for employers to promote worksite wellness: The New York Times reports that drugs designed to lower blood pressure are losing their effectiveness, as patients are becoming sicker overall. An American Heart Association panel of… more »

02/14/08

  09:06:21 am, by MedBen1   , 70 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

Better luck next year

In case you missed it, this year’s flu shot missed the mark. The Wall Street Journal health blog has the story here. “This year, the CDC said it has found that most so–called influenza B viruses that are running around the country aren’t… more »

01/09/08

  02:00:56 pm, by MedBen1   , 41 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness

From the "News you can use" desk

The Wall Street Journal Health Blog clues us in on the simple things in life: How to increase your chances of surviving a fall from 47 stories and how to live an extra 14 years - separately, of course. Here is the article. more »

12/31/07

  03:41:12 pm, by MedBen5   , 330 words,  
Categories: Wellness

MedBen Offers Auto Suppliers Wellness Strategies

Auto suppliers are among the leading industries exploring worksite wellness options for their associates. MedBen Vice President Cindy Steen recently met with several Midwest auto supplier groups for Honda of America to discuss ways to make their… more »

10/03/07

  09:26:50 am, by MedBen1   , 182 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Discounts, Health Plan Management, Incentives

Lower health plan costs tied to health focus, plan management over discounts

Employers with the lowest comparable health costs focus on strong clinical programs and solid plan management over proclaimed discounts, according to the 2007 SHPS Health Practices Study (you can download the study here). According to SHPS’s CEO… more »

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