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MBU Employer Roundtables Spotlight Service Innovations

MedBen University (MBU) is in session, so mark your calendar! As we mentioned in the last e-briefs, MBU launched its 23rd season last month with the Benefits Advisory Conference for brokers... and this Spring, MBU will be conducting two employer roundtables:...

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Drugmaker Sued for Mismanaging Rx Plan

Leading drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson is being sued for mismanagement of the company's pharmacy plan. The lawsuit, which also names J&J’s pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) as a defendant, accuses the company of massively overpaying the PBM for generic...

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Remind Your Members the FSA Grace Period Ends Soon!

If your health plan offers a grace period for members to use any remaining 2023 flexible spending account (FSA) funds, you’ll want to remind them that those funds will no longer be available after March 15, 2024. Any claims submitted before that date will...

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“Don’t” Miss Out on the Benefits of Preventive Dental Care

A recent list of list of dental “don'ts” identified nine things dentists say they never do... they don't chew ice, they don't use their teeth to open bags and bottles, they don't smoke, and so forth. And the last dental “don't” on the list: They don’t miss dentist...

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IMPORTANT: IRS Revises Rules for Filing Electronic Returns

Last year, the IRS finalized rules requiring all employers filing ten (10) or more returns to make those filing electronically, via the IRS’ e-File system. The 10-form threshold is determined based on the total number of forms the employer is required to file with the...

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“Unwrap” Your High Out-of-Network Claim Costs

Even with a solid primary network plan in place, expensive out-of-network medical bills can result in higher-than-expected health care costs. To guard against this, MedBen offers Unwrapped, a comprehensive pricing solution that reduces your billed changes by an...

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Exploring Your Plan’s Spousal Eligibility Limitation Options

Back about a decade ago, a big company adding spousal eligibility limitations to their health plan was actually headline news. But nowadays, it's an increasingly common practice, for several good reasons: Employers that add spousal eligibility limitations typically...

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Miller, Peters Named Client Services Managers

MedBen is pleased to announce the promotions of two long-serving members of our Client Services team. Megan Miller has been named Manager of Client Services for MedBen Administrators, and Bethany Peters has been named Manager of Client Services for MedBen Rx. As...

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Why Are Cancer Screenings Important?

A recent Wall Street Journal article on updated breast and colon cancer guidelines offers a useful reminder on the importance of following recommended cancer screenings, in terms of better outcomes and lower costs. First and foremost, by following a recommended cancer...

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