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IRS Extends 1095 Form Deadline

Happy holidays from the IRS! While many of us are hard at work preparing for the Holidays and getting last minute tasks done at work, the IRS has been thinking about the first quarter of 2020. As we all know, if you're a self-funded employer, January is the time to...

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Rising Care Costs Require Smart Strategies

Benefit News reports that more than 80% of employers will increase their health and wellness spending this year. And while some sources state that a lack of access to actionable data is one blame of the increase, MedBen Analytics has worked in employers’ favor to...

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Heart Medication Therapy Can Be Just as Effective as Surgery

At the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, researchers reported that patients who received drug therapy alone did not experience more heart attacks or die more often than those who also received bypass surgery or stents – further evidence that a...

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To Kick the Habit, Don’t Go “Cold Turkey” Alone

As a person puffs on a single cigarette, they are inhaling over 7,000 different chemicals into their lungs. Not only have many of those chemicals been identified as known carcinogens, but they also have been linked to numerous other harmful effects on the body. For...

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Is Reference-Based Pricing Right for You?

In an article titled “Reference-based pricing: 4 factors to consider,” the author advises employers to consider the following before deciding if reference-based pricing (RBP) is right for them: Pricing, flexibility, support, and balance billing. And he's not wrong....

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WellLiving Bridges Gap to Cancer Prevention

A recent survey found that while 57% of Americans expressed concern about developing cancer, only 24% indicated they incorporate cancer prevention practices into their daily lives. MedBen WellLiving is working to help employers and plan members close the gap between...

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MedBen Rx Solutions for Prescription Pricing

Prescription drug pricing is regularly a hot topic in the news and from political candidates. While lawmakers seek to address consumer concerns, MedBen already has innovative pharmacy solutions in place that offer employers price transparency and cost savings. With...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Your Friends at MedBen!

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of MedBen! To observe the holiday, MedBen will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, December 2. Should you need claims and benefits information about your plan when...

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Diabetes Awareness a Year-Round Mission

With 1.25 million Americans currently diagnosed with diabetes, it’s understandable that the entire month of November is dedicated to reminding people about the importance of diabetes prevention. But MedBen WellLiving doesn’t just stop with a monthly commitment. Our...

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Vision Exams Matter? See for Yourself!

Seeing an optometrist every year is a simple yet important step you can take to prevent vision loss from diseases. Yet with an estimated 61 million adults in the United States at high risk for vision loss, only half of them visited the eye doctor within the past...

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“Up” Your Benefits Package with MedBen

A Benefits Pro article entitled “How top employers are upping their benefit packages to attract talent” hits on many of the key components of self-funding. According to a recent survey, the most-cited ways that employers strengthen their employee rewards include...

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