Category: "News"

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  02:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 247 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Quality, ISO, MedBen Employees

MedBen Employees Show Adherence to Quality Standards in Latest ISO Audit

For MedBen, maintaining companywide quality is an ongoing process. To ensure that we are meeting established ISO 9001 quality standards, we undergo twice-yearly audits of our work procedures... and once again, MedBen has passed its latest audit with no… more »


  10:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 249 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Research

Study Reveals Opioids No More Effective Than Safer Alternatives

Nowadays, opioid painkillers usually make the headlines because of their addictive properties, rather than their therapeutic advantages. But new research has raised questions as to whether such benefits have been overstated. A year-long study of… more »


2018 Family HSA Contribution Maximum Reduced

Due to a change in cost-of-living increases as calculated under last year's tax reform bill, the IRS has released new recalculated maximums for family health savings account (HSA) contributions for 2018. This year's previously announced family HSA limit… more »


  08:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 205 words,  
Categories: News, Compliance, ERISA

MedBen ERISA Disability Claims Document Available for Download

The MedBen Compliance team has created a document outlining the final regulations relating to disability claims under the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA), which will become effective on April 1, 2018. You can download this document… more »


  06:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 264 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Flu Shot Still Worth It? Absolutely

The current flu season has been one of the worst in recent memory, and this year's flu vaccine has offered less help than usual. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the vaccine is only about 25% effective against H3N2,… more »


  06:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 257 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Claims management

MedBen Leads Columbus Business First Survey

A new Columbus Business First survey (in the February 16 issue) ranks MedBen as Central Ohio's top employee benefits company, based on the number of Central Ohio benefits workers we employ. With 143 TPA employees residing in Licking, Franklin and… more »


  07:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Reporting, Third party administration, MedBen University, Self-funding

In Health Care Planning, One Size Does Not Fit All

A new Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) report highlights the wide disparity of health care costs in U.S. states, with average costs ranging from 17% above comparable populations in Colorado to 16% below in Maryland. The report notes… more »


  06:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 255 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, IRS

Delayed Again . . . Cadillac Tax Postponed Until 2022

While things have been relatively quiet on the Affordable Care Act front, in recent weeks employers were starting to wonder if they needed to implement strategies to manage costs under the controversial Cadillac Tax which was set to become effective in… more »


  05:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 345 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Compliance

Judge Vacates EEOC Wellness Program Rules

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Ben Franklin’s words ring true for those still struggling with the EEOC’s workplace wellness incentive rules. The EEOC’s May 2016 final rules outline how employers are permitted to offer wellness… more »


  06:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 233 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness, MedBen Employees

MedBen Takes an "Encompassing" Approach to Employee Health

MedBen is taking its company wellness efforts to another level, offering employees tips and tools for living a better life, while earning them extra vacation time in the process. In 2017, MedBen introduced "enCompass," a complement to our internal… more »


  08:56:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: News, IRS

IRS Extends 1095 Form Distribution Period

Happy New Year from the IRS! On December 27, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service gave employers sponsoring health plans a New Year’s gift. Again this year, the IRS has offered plan sponsors a 30-day automatic extension for the distribution of both 2017… more »


A Note from Our Chairman and President

To our customers, consultants, and brokers: Welcome to 2018! For MedBen, the coming year carries a special significance, as we will celebrate our 80th anniversary in May. As with any benchmark anniversary, it gives us a chance to look back at how we’ve… more »


  11:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 273 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, MedBen Employees

MedBen Employees Participate in Families Helping Families Program

Exchanging gifts with friends and family is fun, but sharing with those less fortunate is the true meaning of the holiday season... and once again, the MedBen staff has embraced the spirit of giving. For 18 years and counting, MedBen has participated… more »
  11:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 228 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, MedBen Employees

We're Home For The Holidays, But Still Open Online

Happy holidays from your friends at MedBen! Our home office will be closed on Christmas Day, and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 26. We will close again on Monday, January 1 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. While we hope… more »


  04:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Privacy, Third party administration, Compliance, MedBen Employees

Fraker to Serve as SPBA Secretary/Treasurer

MedBen Vice President of Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer Caroline Fraker will serve as Board Secretary/Treasurer of the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA) for the 2018 year. Fraker joined the board in 2015. As… more »


  08:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Cancer, Research, Preventive care

Nearly Half of Cancer Cases Preventable, Study Finds

A new study suggests that nearly half of cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed to unhealthy habits – habits that could be changed through a focus on wellness and maintaining a doctor-patient relationship. The American Cancer Society study found… more »


  04:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 513 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, IRS

Coming Soon: 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Penalty Notices

What does the IRS do while it awaits the outcome of tax reform? It works on identifying employers that are not complying with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer shared responsibility mandate. In April, a Treasury Inspector General for Tax… more »


  11:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 275 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Add Millions to Hypertension Rolls

Nearly half of U.S. adults are now considered hypertensive, based on revised blood pressure guidelines developed by the American Heart Association and other medical groups. A reading of 130/80 will indicate stage 1 hypertension, a reduction from the… more »
  10:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 351 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Compliance

Labor FAQ Outlines Special Enrollment Guidance

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued another FAQ in its series addressing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to guidance on the 21st Century Cure’s Act and other items, the DOL’s FAQ Part 35 focuses on new… more »

While MedBen Closes for Thanksgiving, Online Services Always Open

As the usual end-of-year festivities ramp up, the staff of MedBen would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a fun and stress-free holiday season. While MedBen pauses to observe Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday,… more »

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