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  05:40:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Stop-loss, Reporting, Cost savings, Self-funding

Strong Economy Adds to Self-Funding Appeal

A strong economy and low unemployment contributed to an increase in employers offering health coverage in 2017, finds a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The increase halted a decade-long trend in which some companies dropped their… more »


  11:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 252 words,  
Categories: Stop-loss, Cost savings, Third party administration, Captives

MedBen Stop-Loss Captive Offers Cost Savings Through Shared Risk

The MedBen stop-loss captive save clients money while reducing financial risk, says Jay Ritchie, Executive Vice President of Tokio Marine HCC. Speaking at the 2017 Employer Roundtable on May 11, Ritchie noted that the success of MedBen's captive is… more »


Final Reminders for MedBen University Roundtables

Two MedBen University industry-specific roundtables are just days away... so if you've been thinking of attending, now is the time to register! On Thursday, March 23, MedBen will host the 15th Annual Hospital Roundtable, sponsored by ISU Stop-Loss.… more »


  10:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Stop-loss, Cost savings, Research

Cancer, Other Catastrophic Claims Account for Half of Stop-loss Reimbursements

Only ten ailments account for over half of all stop-loss reimbursements, finds a new study that demonstrates the importance of such coverage for self-funded employers. MedBen is here to help groups with stop-loss advise and cost control strategies.… more »


  03:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 192 words,  
Categories: News, Stop-loss

Cancer Accounts For One-quarter Of Stop-loss Claim Costs

A recent report from stop-loss carrier Sun Life Financial says that, based on an analysis of its data from 2011-2014, various cancers accounted for the two costliest catastrophic conditions at 25.7% of the $2.1 billion paid to claimants. End-stage renal… more »


  10:48:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 281 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Stop-loss, Cost savings

MedBen Captives Enable Smaller Employers To Take Advantage Of Reinsurance Opportunities

Midsize and smaller employers are increasingly making the switch to self-funded health care coverage due in part to greater reinsurance availability, says a leading stop-loss carrier... and at MedBen, we're helping these employers benefit from the… more »


  05:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 442 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Stop-loss, Cost savings

First MedBen University Of 2015 Draws Big Crowd

MedBen kicked off its 2015 MedBen University (MBU) season in fine fashion, as an attentive audience filled the Morrow Conference Center on February 26 to receive timely information about health benefits management. This year's first session,… more »


  11:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 451 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Stop-loss

MedBen Self-funding Solutions Reduce Small Group Risk

While only a small percentage of small companies (100 or less full-time employees) currently self-fund their health care plan, the Affordable Care Act has created multiple regulatory incentives that has prompted more of them to consider making the… more »


  11:11:00 am, by MedBen5   , 345 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Stop-loss

MedBen Savings Solutions Defy Health Care Cost Trends

Another day, another survey… Hot on the heels of this week’s Kaiser report showing modest health plan premium growth comes a survey from Mercer L.L.C. which suggests that the average rate of increase in health benefit costs has begun to… more »


  04:35:41 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: Prescription, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Stop-loss

MedBen Helps Fully-insured Groups Make The Self-funded Switch

Last year, 70% of the self-funding proposal requests to MedBen originated from fully-insured employers… a number we expect to rise in 2014. The Affordable Care Act has caused a dramatic shift in the cost and the demands of heath care coverage –… more »


  10:07:15 am, by MedBen5   , 261 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Stop-loss

Rise In Million-Dollar Claims Emphasizes Need For Smart Benefits Management

Occurrences of million-dollar medical claims are still comparatively small, but their numbers of late have grown considerably – another reason it pays for your business to take advantage of the sound health benefits management offered by MedBen.… more »


  11:34:35 am, by MedBen5   , 228 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Stop-loss

Stop-loss Report Shows Employer Deductible Preferences

The Self-Insurance Educational Foundation recently released a new report containing some interesting information about employer medical stop-loss (ESL) coverage in 2013.The report, prepared by actuarial and consulting firm Milliman, used data from eight… more »