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New Plan Obligations for Mental Health Parity

While plan sponsors are already familiar with the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) in late 2020 has led to additional plan obligations. The new rules...

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MedBen University Opens 20th Season

We are excited to announce the 20th Season of MedBen University (MBU). Our 2021 season starts with virtual roundtables and focus on topics including: New and emerging strategies for Rx benefits, with case studies Growing popularity of direct-to-employer contracting,...

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COVID-19’s Effect on Stop-Loss Claims in 2020

To educate employers on the financial effect of COVID-19 from a stop-loss perspective, Tokio Marine HCC Stop Loss Group (TMHCC) has gathered self-funded claims data where the primary diagnosis was COVID-19 or COVID-19-related. In 2020, TMHCC paid 958 COVID-19 claims...

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Find a MedBen Vision Provider Near You

MedBen has introduced a Vision Provider Search page for members who use the VisionPlus and VisionDirect networks. Just visit the Networks page on MedBen.com and click the link under "Vision Networks." Using the Vision Provider Search, you can quickly find VisionPlus...

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Save By Avoiding Unnecessary ER Visits

Many people use the emergency room as a place to receive after-hours care for minor illnesses or injuries without realizing they have another option for far less cost. For MedBen clients in 2020, 23% of ER visits were potentially avoidable. The table below lists...

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Have You Downloaded the MedBen Mobile App?

Checking claims and benefits information is easier than ever through the MedBen Access mobile app. Search for “MedBen” in the Apple App Store or Google Play to download to your smartphone or tablet. In addition to claims status and benefit coverages, the app allows...

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Is a Product or Service FSA Eligible? Check the List!

Not only is the FSA Store an easy way to shop for FSA-eligible products with your MedBen Debit Card, it's a convenient way to check what is eligible! The comprehensive FSA Eligibility List contains thousands of items FSA users can purchase with tax-free funds. The...

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MedBen Claims Review Still Delivering Big Savings

In 2020, MedBen clients saved on average an additional 53.4% on targeted claims through our forensic claims review. These savings are in addition to any PPO discounts. Forensic claims review brings together skilled claims examiners, an advanced surveillance system,...

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Are You Taking Advantage of the Employer Dashboard?

The MedBen Analytics Employer Dashboard allows you to see how your plan is performing right at your fingertips. The employer dashboard is: Customizable – You choose the data that is most important to you to view in one central location. Interactive – You can compare...

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Has the Focus on Wellness Been Overshadowed by COVID-19?

An Employee Benefits News article contends that the current focus on COVID-19 hides the everyday costs of unhealthy habits: "In a typical year, lifestyle-related disease costs the global economy 43 working days per person due to poor health and premature death and 5%...

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