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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 »

04/17/09

  04:35:41 pm, by MedBen5   , 350 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Incentives

MedBen Execs Analyze CDHP Survey

An article in Employee Benefit News gives consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) a somewhat lukewarm review. According to a poll, employers that offer a CDHP are generally pleased with their performance, but have difficulty determining their return on… more »

07/17/08

  10:39:29 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Lose Big, Win Bigger!

Competition and camaraderie are fueling employer efforts to help their employees lose weight, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. And as workers drop the pounds, employers are enjoying some sizable benefits. Wesley Willows, an… more »

07/10/08

  04:48:18 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: Discounts, Health Plan Management, Incentives

The “Guaranteed Discount” Myth

MedBen recently came across a “guaranteed discount” from a competitor that so defied belief, we thought we should share some of the details, as a public service. First, the competitor offered a “targeted” 43% discount guarantee – that is, the… more »

07/09/08

  12:48:24 pm, by MedBen5   , 167 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Employer Wellness Incentives on the Rise

More employers are using financial incentives as a way to promote wellness in the workplace, according to a survey of 225 major U.S. companies conducted by the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and… more »

07/08/08

  04:48:55 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Incentives

Hit the Road, Tobacco!

Anytime is the right time for an employer to offer smoking cessation assistance as a wellness initiative, but several existing factors make such a program particularly attractive to employees nowadays – call it tobacco’s “perfect storm”: Current… more »

01/23/08

  11:24:51 am, by MedBen1   , 98 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Incentives

Towers Perrin releases 2008 Cost Survey

Expect health care costs to rise by an average of 6%, says Towers Perrin in their 2008 Health Care Cost Survey (available here). Most of MedBen’s stop-loss carriers are using a 13%-15% trend and MedBen Mutual is using a 15.5% medical trend.… more »

10/03/07

  09:26:50 am, by MedBen1   , 182 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Discounts, Health Plan Management, Incentives

Lower health plan costs tied to health focus, plan management over discounts

Employers with the lowest comparable health costs focus on strong clinical programs and solid plan management over proclaimed discounts, according to the 2007 SHPS Health Practices Study (you can download the study here). According to SHPS’s CEO… more »

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