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MedBen Clients Benefit from Forensic Claim Auditing

In 2019, MedBen clients saved, on average, $18.13 per employee per month through targeted forensic claims audits. These targeted claims produced an additional 58 percent savings, over and above any PPO discounts.  Great numbers like these just don't happen. We credit...

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It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Recent reports from the CDC show that the flu is still going strong in the United States and isn't expected to slow down for at least several more weeks. This season’s vaccination is only a 58% match for the B strain of flu, but everyone is still encouraged to receive...

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Join the Crowd… Reap the Benefits of Working Out Together!

Attending weekly group fitness classes may help to improve emotional well-being and stress levels, research finds. According to a study of medical students published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, group fitness classes led to a statistically...

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MedBen WellLiving Updates Pap Smear Guidelines

Effective January 1, 2020, MedBen WellLiving has updated its pap smear compliance guidelines. Previously, the recommendation was that women age 21 and older receive a pap smear every three years… but based on USPSTF (United States Preventative Services Task Force)...

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Your Feedback Matters!

Last week, MedBen sent every client contact an e-mail requesting their feedback… and with good reason. Whether it be complimentary or critical, MedBen relies on your feedback to ensure that a benefits solution is working, to develop new or revamped services, or when...

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MedBen Rx Clients Still Saving in Midst of Rising Drug Prices

It is not uncommon for drug manufacturers to raise prescription drug prices at the beginning of the year, and 2020 is no exception. According to new consultancy data, U.S. drug prices increased an average of 5.3 percent on January 1st. Among the common medications...

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MedBen Takes the Lead on Direct-To-Employer Contracting

Direct-to-employer contracting helps to ensure that your plan members receive high-quality, low-cost care. When a patient visits an employer-contracted physician, hospital or facility, they can be certain of getting quality medical service for the best price. In...

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Stay Vigilant – Protect Plan Members’ PHI

Every MedBen employee is trained on ensuring the privacy of plan member information, and regularly reminded to stay vigilant for potential violations... but we remind our clients to stay vigilant, too. To comply with the HIPAA Privacy rules, MedBen employees are...

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Research Suggests Statins Linked to Anti-Cancer Benefits

According to American Heart Association, about 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and reduce the risk for heart disease – and new research suggests that they might also be getting an added anti-cancer benefit. The study found that...

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A Note from Our President & CEO

Welcome to a new decade! During the past 19 years, MedBen has dedicated itself to finding ways to enhance your benefits experience, from claims surveillance that ensures you pay the right cost for the right care to our money-saving MedBen Rx pharmacy solutions that...

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Out-of-Network Bills Incur Nearly $40 Billion Annually

“Patients would save billions of dollars a year if medical specialists were not allowed to bill out-of-network rates” reads the opening statement of a BenefitsPro article. More precisely, the article states that these out-of-network bills accumulated to roughly $40...

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