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05/20/18

MedBen Closed Memorial Day, But We're Open Online 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 28 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. During this time, please remember that… more »

05/18/18

  07:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 182 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Consumer-driven Health Plans, IRS, Health savings accounts (HSAs)

IRS Announces 2019 HSA Inflation Adjustments

The IRS recently announced its annual cost-of-living adjustments affecting health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2019. The annual limit on deductible contributions to an HSA will jump by $50 for individuals and $100 for families next year.… more »

05/08/18

MedBen Turns 80 Today

May 8 marks MedBen’s 80th Anniversary. Originally Hospital Service Association (HSA) of Licking County, we started out with two employees and a goal to provide employers and individuals with affordable health care coverage. And while our numbers have… more »

03/09/18

2018 Family HSA Contribution Maximum Reduced

Due to a change in cost-of-living increases as calculated under last year's tax reform bill, the IRS has released new recalculated maximums for family health savings account (HSA) contributions for 2018. This year's previously announced family HSA limit… more »

02/25/18

2017 FSA/HRA Reimbursement Request Deadline Is March 31

A few reminders for MedBen clients who offer flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and/or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to their plan members: For most FSA and HRA plans that have a January effective date, March 31, 2018 is the final day of… more »

11/19/17

While MedBen Closes for Thanksgiving, Online Services Always Open

As the usual end-of-year festivities ramp up, the staff of MedBen would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a fun and stress-free holiday season. While MedBen pauses to observe Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday,… more »

10/27/17

  07:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 214 words,  
Categories: News, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

IRS Bumps Up Health FSA Contribution Maximum

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the annual inflation adjustment for flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for the 2018 tax year. As has been the case in previous years, contribution limits will see only modest increases or remain unchanged.… more »

05/30/17

IRS Announces 2018 HDHP Deductible, Out-of-Pocket Limits

As is the case every spring, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its guidance regarding the limitations for high deductible health plans (HDHP) for the coming calendar year. Rev. Proc. 2017-37 announces the limits that will apply to any HDHP… more »

05/26/17

MedBen Closed Memorial Day... But We're Open Online!

The staff of MedBen want to wish you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! Our home office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Should you need claims and… more »

05/04/17

Check Your Compliance with HSA and HDHP Requirements

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are becoming more and more popular as a vehicle to empower health savings and lower premium costs, but the related regulations – particularly those pertaining to the associated high deductible health plan (HDHP) – can be… more »

03/10/17

March 31st an Important Date for Many FSA/HRA Plan Members

A few reminders for MedBen clients who offer flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and/or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to their plan members: For most FSA and HRA plans that have a January effective date, March 31, 2017 is the final day of… more »

12/18/16

  11:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services

Holiday Hours and Year-end Reminders

The MedBen team wishes you and yours a happy holiday season! Our home office will be open regular hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, with customer service available until 6:30 p.m. EST) on Friday, December 23. We will be closed on Monday, December 26… more »

11/20/16

Thanksgiving Observances and Online Services

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of MedBen! We hope that you and your family have a fun, safe, and relaxing holiday. To observe the holiday, MedBen will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday,… more »

11/16/16

  08:34:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 263 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Taxes, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Cost savings, IRS, Ancillary benefits

Doing FSA Homework Saves Members Money

The tax-free benefits of flexible spending accounts (FSAs) helps plan members to save money on their health care spending... but using FSAs to their maximum advantage requires a bit of prior planning. Many FSA members are currently deciding how much of… more »

10/31/16

  06:10:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 141 words,  
Categories: News, Consumer-driven Health Plans, IRS

IRS Announces 2017 FSA Contribution Maximums

Following lengthy speculation, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has at last formally announced the annual inflation adjustment for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for the 2017 tax year. The 2017 dollar limitation on voluntary employee… more »

09/01/16

  11:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services, Client Services

MedBen Closed Labor Day, Closing Early on September 9; Online Services Open 24/7

The staff of MedBen want to wish you and your family a safe and relaxing Labor Day! Our home office will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. EST Tuesday, September 6. Additionally, MedBen will… more »

08/12/16

  04:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 255 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Cost savings, Vision

As Health Care Landscape Shifts, Consumer-driven Plans Thrive

From BenefitsPRO: "[Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs)] are making a comeback, most notably among smaller employers (2 to 100), large employers (5,000+), and any size groups with historically low utilization. Their appeal may also increase as they… more »

07/01/16

  07:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 208 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services, Client Services

MedBen Closed On July 4th, but MedBen Access Open 24/7

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Monday, July 4 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Hopefully your day off is all about cookouts with friends & family and community… more »

05/27/16

  07:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 210 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services

MedBen Closed Memorial Day... Online Services Always Open!

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 30 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31. During this time, please remember that… more »

05/02/16

  05:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 145 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Consumer-driven Health Plans, IRS

Little Change to 2017 HSA Limits

On April 29, the IRS released its annual cost-of-living adjustments affecting health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2017. Most of the amounts stay frozen in place from the previous year, with a small increase in single contributions being the… more »

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