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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 »

05/29/15

  03:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 186 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management

PBM Calls For Change In Cancer Drug Payment Structure

The Wall Street Journal reports that pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts is seeking new payment deals with pharmaceutical companies for some cancer drugs based on their effectiveness. The common practice for PBMs is to pay the same per-unit rate… more »

05/25/15

  01:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 238 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Health Plan Management

MedBen Closed On Memorial Day, But Online Services Open 24/7

The staff of MedBen want to wish you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day! Our home office will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2012. During this time, please remember… more »

05/18/15

  04:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 131 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Employers Will Continue To Offer Health Care Coverage In 2016, Survey Finds

Apparently, Obamacare has not given employers sufficient confidence to release their employees into the wilds of the public insurance marketplace. According to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 98.2% of benefit… 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 »

05/08/15

  03:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 211 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

"Considering" Self-funding? At MedBen, Employers Are Buying It

In a recent interview by Employee Benefit Advisor, a representative from a national employee business service company says that fully-insured employers with as few as 50 employees "are seriously considering self-funding." At MedBen, our experience is… more »

04/30/15

  03:43:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 255 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Reporting, Cost savings

5.5% Health Care Spending Growth Estimated For 1st Quarter 2015

Based on a preliminary federal estimate of economic activity in the first quarter of 2015, health care spending will continue to increase at a higher rate than in previous years, Modern Healthcare reports. Data released on April 29 by the U.S.… more »

04/29/15

  04:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

Cadillac Tax Concerns Have Democrats Taking Action

In the matter of the Affordable Care Act, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have seldom seen eye-to-eye on its various regulations, responsibilities and penalties. But a looming tax could conceivably bring both sides of the aisle together. The… more »

04/17/15

  04:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 401 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Cost savings

Municipalities Get Benefit Planning Advice At MedBen Roundtable

Government business representatives gathered on April 16 at the C. Arthur Morrow Conference Center in Newark, Ohio for the 9th Annual MedBen Municipality Roundtable. Current MedBen clients were able through the presentations to see how their plan costs… more »

04/15/15

  03:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 255 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

MedBen On Schedule For ICD-10 Transition Deadline

Aesop of fable fame warned us that if you cry wolf too many times, the villagers will stop believing you. It's a lesson that is currently being played out by the federal government and a number of physicians and bill payers as the latest deadline for… more »

03/23/15

  09:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 507 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Obamacare Celebrates the Big 0-5

Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday when President Obama and members of Congress were squabbling about the best way to ensure that all Americans had access to comprehensive and affordable health care coverage. And now here we are, five… more »

03/12/15

  08:32:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 748 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Reporting, Cost savings

MedBen University Roundtables Offer Industry Insights, Timely Advice

At MedBen, we are dedicated to giving our clients the information they need to make smart benefits management decision, in part through a variety of education session through MedBen University (MBU). In addition to presentations on such topics as… more »

02/27/15

  05:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 442 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Stop-loss, Cost savings

First MedBen University Of 2015 Draws Big Crowd

MedBen kicked off its 2015 MedBen University (MBU) season in fine fashion, as an attentive audience filled the Morrow Conference Center on February 26 to receive timely information about health benefits management. This year's first session,… more »

02/24/15

  06:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 333 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Health Care Spending Increased Last Year, But Self-funding Smooths The Bumps

Annual health care spending may have experienced its first sizable bump after multiple years of slow growth, according to a new study. But fortunately, employers can keep such increases in check by self-funding their group coverage. Bloomberg Business… more »

01/29/15

  06:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 500 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen University’s Back in Session for 2015!

The 2015 season of MedBen University will soon be in session! This promises to be one of the most extensive years for MBU ever, with a variety of events scheduled for the first half of 2015 alone. If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend a MBU, we… more »

01/20/15

  11:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 451 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Stop-loss

MedBen Self-funding Solutions Reduce Small Group Risk

While only a small percentage of small companies (100 or less full-time employees) currently self-fund their health care plan, the Affordable Care Act has created multiple regulatory incentives that has prompted more of them to consider making the… more »

01/14/15

  09:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 231 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Cost savings

Most Employers Predict Continued Commitment To Group Health Coverage

Despite this year's introduction of the employer mandate and uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act in general, most employers say they're committed to providing group health care coverage for the foreseeable future, a recent study finds. Employer… more »

12/04/14

  11:08:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 316 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Reporting, Cost savings

Health Care Spending Trends Are Good, But MedBen Saves Employers Even More

U.S. health care spending rose just 3.6% in 2013, the lowest increase since began tracking the rate in 1960, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday. That's down from the 4.1% increase from 2011 to 2012 Reuters reports… more »

12/01/14

  02:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 335 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Ketron Joins MedBen Sales Team

MedBen is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Ketron to the MedBen Sales and Marketing team. In his role as Regional Sales Manager, Ketron will serve current and prospective clients of the health benefits management company in Kentucky, Tennessee… more »

11/12/14

  10:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 307 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management

MedBen VP Fraker Joins SPBA Board

MedBen Vice President of Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer Caroline Fraker has accepted an invitation to join the board of the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators, the company announced today. Fraker will serve a three-year term on the… more »

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