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COVID-19 Testing Coverage Requirement Extended

The Department of Health and Human Services recently extended the COVID-19 public health emergency until October 18, 2021. This means that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirement that health plans pay for COVID-19 testing (including antibody...

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MedBen Claims Review Counters High-Cost Claims

The number of claims in excess of $1 million has risen at an unprecedented rate in recent years... but MedBen forensic claims review is helping to control the effect of high-cost claims. The graph below from stop-loss carrier Tokio Marine HCC shows its 2012-20...

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Offering an FSA Makes Savings Simple

Offering a flexible spending account (FSA) to your plan members is one of the most effective and simplest ways to decrease health care costs. Because every FSA payment is made with tax-free dollars, the savings are built right in. There are a variety of ways to use...

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Telehealth Use Drops Off, But Still Exceeds Pre-COVID Levels

Telehealth use has dropped from its peak in 2020, but remains significantly higher than pre-COVID levels. The MedBen Analytics chart below shows telehealth activity for MedBen's total client block from January 2020 through June 2021. Mood and anxiety disorders,...

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Stay Compliant with MedBen COBRA Administration

With The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) currently requiring self-funded employers to cover the full cost of COBRA continuation coverage until the end of September, MedBen can help you with expert COBRA administrative services. MedBen offers turn-key COBRA...

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Get Total Transparency in Pharmacy Management

Lack of disclosure is a common theme for many pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), be it with employers or state governments. From Benefits Pro: "At least a half-dozen states and the District of Columbia are investigating pharmacy benefit managers, The Wall Street...

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Benefits of Dental Coverage Don’t Stop with Checkups

Adding MedBen PreceDent promotes preventive dental care, which helps reduce the need for costly crowns and dental implants down the road. Members can choose to use our extensive dental network or visit non-network providers if they prefer. Offering a dental plan...

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Download the 2021 MedBen Client Report Today!

The 2021 MedBen Client Report is now available for download at MedBen.com. In addition to detailing the ways that our clients are spending less on health care, this year's Client Report highlights the priority MedBen places on client service: Members connect to a...

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Exercise & Exams: Two Steps Toward Lower Costs

Looking for an effective way to lower your health care costs? Then get walking. A new study of exercise and Medicare claims reveals that people who work out regularly before or during middle age typically save anywhere from $824 to $1,874 annually on health care costs...

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Bellis Completes Chamber Leadership Program

MedBen Assistant Controller SueMarie Bellis recently completed the Community Leadership program offered through the Licking County (OH) Chamber of Commerce. The nine-month program promotes the intellectual growth of local leaders by strengthening their management...

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Switch to Electronic EOBs Today!

The next time you log into MedBen Access online, you'll be given the option to go "paperless" and switch to electronic explanations of benefits (EOBs). By switching to electronic EOBs, you will no longer receive paper copies in the mail. Instead, you will receive an...

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