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11/03/16

  09:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 294 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

EEOC Wellness Rules Summary Available for Download

Back in May, MedBen highlighted new wellness rules from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the use of incentives to promote participation in corporate wellness programs. These rules, which go into effect on or after January 1,… more »

09/11/16

  07:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 205 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives, Cost savings, Research

Regular Exercise Can Save You Money

Here's a good reason to promote the value of exercise to your employees: It could save them $2,500 a year. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an analysis of 26,239 men and women found that just 30… more »

08/09/16

  10:03:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 234 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives, Cancer, Cost savings, Heart, Research, Diabetes

Physical Inactivity in U.S. Running up a Hefty Price Tag

Sitting on the sofa all day may be relaxing, but it's costing our country a lot of money. According to Benefits Pro, a new study finds that physical inactivity costs the U.S. $27.8 billion annually, an amount researchers label a conservative estimate.… more »

05/20/16

  09:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 479 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Attention WellLiving Clients: EEOC Releases New Wellness Rules

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released final rules regarding the use of incentives to promote participation in corporate wellness programs -- and if you offer MedBen WellLiving, you may need to make critical changes to your… more »

04/07/16

  10:35:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 344 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Incentives, Cost savings, MedBen University

MedBen Municipality Clients Experience Low 5-Year Cost Trend

MedBen government clients have experienced a cost trend of just 9.3% from 2011 to 2015, said Brian Fargus, MedBen Vice President of Sales & Marketing, at the company's 10th Annual Municipality Roundtable on Thursday, April 7. That breaks down to… 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 »

01/11/16

  10:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 346 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Employers More Invested in Wellness Incentives

"In it to win it"... it's a phrase frequently uttered by everyone from pro athletes to reality show contestants. And increasingly, the same philosophy applies to employers that offer wellness programs as well. According to BenefitsPro, a recent survey… 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 »

07/14/15

  10:57:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 340 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Get Your Wellness Exam and Save Money!

The year’s already half over... have you gotten your annual wellness exam yet? If not, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Not only could the visit have a positive impact on your health, but skipping the exam could have a negative… more »

04/14/15

  03:01:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 284 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

An Effective Wellness Program Doesn't Stop With Financial Incentives

Using financial incentives as a carrot to promote worksite wellness continue to grow in popularity, according to a recent study. But at MedBen, experience has taught us that while an effective promotion tool, monetary perks alone don't sell a wellness… more »

03/20/15

  09:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 312 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Best Wellness Incentives Are Those Backed By Employer Support

More employers are tying wellness program incentives to measurable improvements on the part of plan members, a recent survey found... but an aggressive approach does carry some risk. According to the poll of 165 U.S. employers by the International… more »

01/27/15

  10:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 309 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

MedBen Lunchtime Boot Camp Featured In Wellness Article

MedBen is among the companies spotlighted in a Newark Advocate article about methods employers use to motivate their workers toward better health. As part of the company's wellness strategy, MedBen encourages its team to practice healthier lifestyles.… more »

11/19/14

  10:24:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 412 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Wellness Incentives Must Acknowledge Employee Limitations

A recent legal ruling has placed put a spotlight on worksite wellness incentives and the need to provide a level playing field for every employee. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery denied a bid by the Equal Employment Opportunity… more »

10/09/14

  11:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 319 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

WellLiving Helps Employers Offer Fair And Achievable Incentives

A recent Wall Street Journal article examines the balancing act undertaken by employers that offer wellness incentives. The author highlights two employers that were sued because of wellness program disputes -- and both suits allege violations of the… more »

09/25/13

  09:45:25 am, by kthran   , 310 words,  
Categories: News, Incentives

With Worksite Wellness, Incentives Don't Have To Be Big

Money talks – and, apparently, motivates people to walk as well. But at MedBen, we’ve learned that positive wellness reinforcement comes in many varieties. According to MedPage Today, a recent review of wellness incentive studies by… more »

03/06/13

  05:38:09 pm, by MedBen5   , 247 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

More Companies Using Wellness Incentives -- And Bigger Ones At That

Corporate employers expect to spend $521 per employee on worksite wellness incentives in 2013, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments. That is 13% more than the employee average of $460 reported in 2011, and double the $260 average reported… more »

11/30/12

  04:10:29 pm, by MedBen5   , 244 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Incentives

Government Proposes Upping The "Stop-Smoking" Incentive

Employers trying to help their workers kick the tobacco habit may get the green light to spend a little more on the effort. According to Employee Benefit News, the Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new wellness rules – among… more »

01/19/10

  04:19:13 pm, by MedBen5   , 185 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Incentives

Assessing the (Wellness) Problem

A recent article in Employeer Benefit News chronicles the difficulties one employer has had in persuading employees to take a health risk assessment (HRA), a tool for gathering personal information to ascertain potential health risks for wellness… more »

05/20/09

  01:25:22 pm, by MedBen5   , 320 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Health Plan Management, Incentives

The Move Toward Value-based Health Plans

As we’ve noted previously on this blog, there is a growing movement in the benefits management industry toward value-based health plans, which promote wellness and personal responsbility through incentives and rewards. This Los Angeles Times… more »

04/27/09

  05:16:07 pm, by MedBen5   , 204 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Incentives

MedBen Achieves AHA Gold Fit-Friendly Status for Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, MedBen has been named a Gold Start! Fit Friendly Company by the American Health Association (AHA). The award recognizes companies that demonstrate progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees… more »

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