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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 »

12/23/15

  09:02:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 254 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Prescription, Wellness, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Online Services, Client Services

Holiday Hours... and a Few Reminders

The staff of MedBen wishes you all the best for the holiday season and the new year! MedBen will close at Noon on Thursday, December 24, remain closed on Christmas Day, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28. For the New Year’s holiday, we will… 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 »

09/18/15

  07:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 226 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Care Reform, Consumer-driven Health Plans

OTC Drug Purchases With FSA, HSA, HRA Funds Getting House Push (Again)

Back in the day -- like, four years ago -- there seemed to be a growing consensus that Congress would overturn the provision of the Affordable Care Act that required a doctor's prescription to purchase over-the-counter drugs (OTCs) with FSA or HSA… more »

08/20/15

  04:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: News, Consumer-driven Health Plans

FSA Contribution Limit Will Remain the Same in 2016, Experts Predict

Government statistics indicated that the maximum amount employees will be able to contribute to their flexible spending accounts in 2016 is expected to remain unchanged, reports Business Insurance. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the… more »

07/03/15

MedBen Closed on July 3, But Online Services Always Available

Happy Independence Day from MedBen! In observance of the holiday, our home office will be closed on Friday, July 3 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6. It's always our hope that during any holiday, health care claim matters are the last thing on… more »

06/19/15

  04:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 283 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Consumer-driven Health Plans, Cost savings

FSA Carryover Rule Has Increased Participation, Employers Say

Since the IRS announced in 2013 that flexible spending account participants could carry over up to $500 of their unused funds to the following year, many employers have added the option to their FSA plan. (About half of MedBen clients that offer FSAs… more »

05/26/15

  04:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, Taxes, Consumer-driven Health Plans

Cadillac Tax An Unnecessary Employer "Incentive"

A Business Insurance editorial calls on Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax, which will penalize group health care plans premiums that exceed $10,200 for single coverage and $27,500 for family coverage: "One justification for… more »

05/06/15

  10:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 144 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Consumer-driven Health Plans

IRS Announces 2016 HSA Inflation Adjustments

On Monday, the IRS announced its annual cost-of-living adjustments affecting health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2016. The HSA contribution limits will increase for families, but stay the same for self-only coverage. High-deductible… more »

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