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04/21/16

  11:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Cost savings, MedBen University

MedBen University Event Focuses on Cost Control Strategies

On April 21, MedBen concluded a multi-day Indiana trip with a MedBen University (MBU) event in Lawrenceburg. Entitled "Taking Charge of Your Health Care Costs" and cosponsored by Pinnacle Advisory Group, this free seminar touched on a variety of… more »

04/15/16

  10:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 216 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Health Plan Management, Cancer, Cost savings

MedBen Rx Spending Continues to Defy National Trend

U.S. drug spending witnessed another sharp jump in 2015... but MedBen drug spending came in at just one-third of the national trend. The Wall Street Journal reports that total spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. rose 12.2% to nearly $425 billion… more »

04/14/16

  10:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 202 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Cost savings, Research

Metro Hospital Preference Runs Counter to Study's Cost-Quality Connection

A new study suggests that most Americans think that the paying more for medical care doesn't ensure higher quality... but the tendency of many patients to gravitate toward pricier metropolitan hospitals would suggest otherwise. That's why MedBen works… more »

03/23/16

  03:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 116 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Incentives, Cost savings

Employee Wellness Incentives Help Lower Costs

Participation in a wellness program can help a plan and its members in multiple ways. So when a MedBen client expressed concern about the number of employees taking part in it in their program, it was decided to take a different approach. We introduced… more »

03/10/16

  11:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 205 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

Spousal Coverage Surcharges Gaining Steam with Employers

A money-saving strategy that MedBen has encouraged for years appears to be catching on in a big way. A new survey shows that the number of employers that discourage spousal coverage will likely more than double in the next two years. Business Insurance… more »

03/03/16

  07:12:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 173 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Provider Networks

HealthSpan Network Sold; MedBen Will Help Clients with Benefit Solutions

This week MedBen was informed of the sale of HealthSpan, which many of our clients use as a network in Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. The company has agreed to sell its business to Medical Mutual of Ohio and will cease… more »

03/02/16

  08:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

HHS Raises 2017 Out-of-Pocket Plan Maximums

Important news for employers looking ahead to 2017 benefit planning: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has raised the maximum out-of-pocket amount that health care plans can require plan members to pay next year, based on final… more »

02/26/16

  03:47:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 650 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Third party administration, MedBen University

First MBU of 2016 Highlights Health Care Reform

MedBen University (MBU) launched its 2016 series of benefits management seminars with a session that offered an extensive look at the current state of the Affordable Care Act. Entitled "Navigating the Health Care Reform Storm" and presented by MedBen… more »

02/24/16

  11:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 189 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Cost savings, Heart, Research

Growing Focus on Outpatient Care Saving Health Plans, Consumers Money

A new series of studies shows that employer health plans can save thousands of dollars by encouraging the use of outpatient facilities for certain medical treatments. Forbes reports. The studies examined four common medical procedures – hysterectomy,… more »

02/22/16

  11:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 323 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Cost savings, Heart, Third party administration

More Hospital Settlements as Justice Department Ends ICD Investigation

The U.S. Justice Department has made its final round of settlements with hospitals suspected of excessive use of implantable cardiac devices (ICDs) following a five-year study. Meanwhile, MedBen has been protecting clients from this expensive practice… more »

02/18/16

  06:43:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Despite ACA Alternatives, Employers Prefer to Offer Health Care Coverage

The introduction of state and federal insurance marketplaces through the Affordable Care Act has not deterred most U.S. employers from offering group health care coverage, Healthcare Dive reports. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey,… more »

02/15/16

  10:32:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Cost savings, Third party administration

MedBen Tops Central Ohio TPA Employee Survey

A new Columbus Business First survey reveals that MedBen is Central Ohio's leading third-party administrator, as ranked by local TPA employees. With 147 TPA employees residing in Licking, Franklin and surrounding counties, MedBen employs over 100 more… more »

01/29/16

  09:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 365 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Client Services

MedBen University Schedule for Spring 2016

The 2016 season of MedBen University will soon be in session! For the 15th straight year, MedBen will be offering a variety of events that provide attendees with information they can use to be smarter consumers of health care. If you’ve never had the… more »

01/25/16

  05:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 328 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Freeman, Harden Interviewed for Newark Advocate

The January 23 edition of the Newark Advocate features an interview with Medben Chairman & CEO Doug Freeman and President & COO Kurt Harden. Speaking to reporter Kent Mallett, Freeman and Harden discuss changes to the health benefits management… more »

01/14/16

  08:56:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 575 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Cancer

Task Force Raises Recommended Mammography Age; MedBen Continues with Current Recommendations

There’s a good deal of disagreement in the medical community of late about the proper age for women to start getting mammograms… but MedBen remains committed to long-established guidelines. On January 11, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force… more »

12/02/15

  10:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 176 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Health Plan Management

2016 Formularies Now Available on MedBen.com

Formulary updates for prescription plans administered by Pharmacy Data Management, Inc. (PDMI) are now available at MedBen.com – simply click on “Plan Sponsors” (for employers) or “Plan Members” (for insureds) and select “Prescription Formularies” from… more »

11/25/15

MedBen’s Closed On Thanksgiving, But Online Help Is Available 24/7

We’re quickly approaching the holiday season and opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. As we observe Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. MedBen will reopen on Monday, November 30.… 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 »

10/26/15

  05:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 243 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

Initial ICD-10 Implementation Reports Find No Claim Processing Disruptions

In the months -- more precisely, years -- leading up to the October 1 implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding system, there was no small amount of concern as to whether the massive increase in codes would create claims inaccuracies and turnaround… more »

10/16/15

  10:39:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 330 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

2015 Transitional Reinsurance Reports Due

November means autumn leaves, turkey, football – and of course, Transitional Reinsurance (TR) reporting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). During November, self-funded plan sponsors must provide their TR report to CMS and, in turn,… more »

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