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MedBen Ahead of Pharmacy Costs

An article released by Health Payer Intelligence focuses on the concern that employers have about the rising cost of health care. More specifically, the article states that with 85 percent of employers surveyed, pharmacy pricing was their predominant concern going...

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MedBen Closing Early on September 13 to Recognize Employees

On Friday, September 13, MedBen will be closing at 12:00 p.m. EST for a company employee recognition event. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, September 16. Remember that even when live service representatives aren't available, many of your claims and...

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Statin Research Shows Value of Doctor-Patient Interactions

A recent study shows that women are less likely than men to take statins, a medication commonly used to lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. The study states that “Women and men had different beliefs about the role of statins… Women...

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Don’t Tempt Fate – Get a Flu Shot This Season!

The latest flu season lasted well into Spring, making it the longest in a decade... and it came on the heels of one of the deadliest. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2017-18 was the most severe flu season in nearly 40 years, taking...

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Mosquitoes: Small Bug, Big Problems

Mosquitoes have buzzed their way onto national news headlines recently as mosquito-borne illnesses present themselves in human occupants. The pesky insects carry a multitude of diseases, including La Crosse Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Zika virus, and...

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Demystifying Coordination of Benefits

MedBen Customer Service Representatives are frequently asked questions about coordination of benefits from employees who have multiple health plans. To provide some clarity to this somewhat tricky topic, we’ve put together “Demystifying Coordination of Benefits”for...

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Staying Competitive in A Tight Labor Market

With the unemployment rate at historic lows, it’s understandable that employers are searching for a competitive edge when recruiting new employees – and a comprehensive health benefits package may be the answer. Unlike fully insured plans that dictate...

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MedBen Rx Advocate: No Inflation, No Discounts, No Gimmicks

If you’re tired of trying to figure out all of the confusing lingo and mathematics of the pharmaceutical world, MedBen Rx Advocate is for you. Our straightforward approach to pharmacy solutions has been proven to save clients money and the best part is, you only need...

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Down to the (Apple) Core

Apples are packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber and phytochemicals which help to promote good gut health, reduce inflammation, and even lessen the risk of some chronic conditions. But if you’re like most Americans, you are throwing away the best part. A recent...

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