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04/15/14

  04:38:57 pm, by MedBen5   , 267 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen Offers Clients Transitional Reinsurance and PCORI Fee Services

In order to help its self-funded clients properly calculate and file their 2014 Transitional Reinsurance (TR) and PCORI Fees as required under the Affordable Care Act, MedBen offers a variety of services at multiple price points. Our services range from… more »

04/08/14

  04:27:02 pm, by MedBen5   , 271 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

More Fully-Insured Employers Exploring MedBen Self-Funding Solutions

As more health care reform rules have taken effect, MedBen has seen a spike in the number of fully-insured employer groups that want to know if self-funding would work for them. More often than not, the answer is “yes", even for midsize and… more »

03/31/14

  12:10:01 pm, by MedBen5   , 220 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Consumer-driven Health Plans

IRS Clarifies FSA Rollover Rule For HSA Contributors

Last year’s announcement that health flexible spending account owners could carry over a portion of their funds came as welcome news for most. But to individuals who also contributed to a health saving account, it created something of a dilemma.… more »

03/27/14

  03:53:35 pm, by MedBen5   , 274 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Passage Of "Doc Fix" Bill Could Again Delay ICD-10 Rollout (UPDATED)

The passage of a Medicare “doc fix” bill could delay the implementation of ICD-10 codes by a least a year, Modern Healthcare reports. The nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes is scheduled to occur… more »

03/25/14

  11:56:17 am, by MedBen5   , 266 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen Reporting Tools Help Employers Develop Smart Benefit Strategies

The current state of health care reform has created no small measure of uncertainty among self-funded employer groups… and an unprecedented need to understand how benefit and population changes will affect their bottom line. To meet this need,… more »

03/19/14

  04:21:07 pm, by MedBen5   , 214 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Colon Cancer Study Results Suggest Effectiveness Of Wellness Screenings

Promoting preventive care continues to pay off in a big way. The latest evidence: Colon cancer cases among Americans 50 and older fell 30% in the last decade, according to a new study. The Wall Street Journal reports that the study of government data… more »

03/18/14

  04:15:03 pm, by MedBen5   , 525 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

MedBen Government Roundtable Highlights Savings Solutions

Money-saving strategies took center stage at MedBen’s 8th Annual Government Employer Roundtable held on March 18. Municipalities whose benefits are administered by MedBen got to see how their plan performed in comparison to other municipal… more »

03/14/14

  10:01:02 am, by MedBen5   , 227 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

The Self-funded Difference

“Now more than ever, it pays to self-fund.” It’s a claim MedBen has made in advertisements and to prospective clients a lot lately. But what does it really mean to an employer that still offers traditional health coverage? Under the… more »

03/06/14

  05:25:06 pm, by MedBen5   , 239 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management

MedBen Rx Model Offers Transparency, 100% Discounts And Rebates

“[Pharmacy benefit managers] cut private deals with drugmakers and then set maximum amounts they’ll reimburse drugstores for generic drugs and what they’ll charge companies, insurers or other clients for the drugs. The difference… more »

03/04/14

  05:26:36 pm, by MedBen5   , 463 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Wellness, "Own Use" Rx Emphasized At MedBen Hospital Roundtable

Earlier today, MedBen clients and non-clients turned out for the company’s 12th Annual Hospital Employer Roundtable at the Morrow Conference Center in Newark, Ohio. Members of the MedBen team offered their insights on the current state of health… more »

02/28/14

  04:48:10 pm, by MedBen5   , 316 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

How MedBen Reinsurance Captives Work

As we recently noted on this blog, MedBen introduced its first reinsurance captive in January, and is developing a second to take effect July 1. A captive is an ideal solution for fully-insured employers that would like to make the switch to… more »

02/27/14

  04:49:09 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

MedBen On Track To Meet ICD-10 Conversion Deadline

The head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services promises that there will be no further delays in the nationwide conversion to ICD-10, Modern Healthcare reports. At an industry convention today, Marilyn Tavenner said that the changeover to… more »

02/25/14

  03:50:59 pm, by MedBen5   , 261 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Community Rating May Raise Premiums For Most Small Business Employees, Says CMS Report

A new report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that the Affordable Care Act may lower rates for 6 million small business employees… but raise rates for 11 million others. According to The Washington Post, the report… more »

02/20/14

  12:48:14 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

With Advanced Claims Surveillance, MedBen Saves Clients Money

MedBen’s cost containment tools continue to pay dividends! In 2013, our innovative claims surveillance system saved clients an average of $12.56 per employee per month (PEPM) – and that’s savings in addition to plan provisions, network… more »

02/17/14

  05:06:05 pm, by MedBen5   , 351 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management

With MedBen Worksite Wellness, One Call Can Make A Lasting Impression

MedBen Worksite Wellness provides a range of services to plan members, from customized recommendations for personal health screenings to one-on-one counseling for chronic conditions. But often, individuals who participate in the program are just… more »

02/12/14

  04:41:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 249 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

White House Delays Employer Mandate (Again)

On Monday, the Obama administration announced that midsize employers would receive another reprieve from the employer mandate under the health care reform law. Originally scheduled to take effect last month, the requirement that employers with 50 or… more »

01/31/14

  04:11:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 305 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

MedBen Self-Funded Services Offer Variety And Savings

We’ve been telling you a lot about MedBen’s new captive reinsurance program in recent days, and with good reason – we think it’s an ideal way for midsize and smaller employees to realize the advantages of self-funding while still… more »

01/29/14

  03:10:08 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen Captive Program Featured In Columbus Business First

MedBen is the subject of a Columbus Business First article about the company’s new captive reinsurance program. Health care reporter Carrie Ghose spoke to MedBen President & COO Kurt Harden about the thinking behind captives, and how smaller… more »

01/21/14

  11:12:05 am, by MedBen5   , 392 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

MedBen to Help Clients Do the "Pay or Play" Math

As you are probably aware, employers who employ at least 50 employees as of their first plan year on or after January 1st of this year must cover all employees who work at least 30 hours per week under their health coverage. Starting January 1st of… more »

01/17/14

  12:14:29 pm, by MedBen5   , 409 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Initial Exchange Numbers Underscore Wisdom Of Self-funding

During the lead-up to the introduction of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, speculation ran rampant as to whether large employers would continue to self-fund their group health plans, or drop their coverage altogether in favor of… more »

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