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Have Your Members Made the Switch Yet to Electronic EOBs?

Less than 10% of plan members have made the switch to electronic explanations of benefits (EOBs) on MedBen Access... and there are benefits to going "paperless" that have nothing to do with saving trees (though that's not a bad thing, either). By using MedBen Access...

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IRS Expands Change-in-Status Rules for Cafeteria Plans

Once again, the IRS is seeking to increase access to federal Health Insurance Exchange coverage... this time, by offering greater flexibility to sponsors of cafeteria plans.  As explained in Notice 2022-41, the IRS has expanded the change-in-status rules for...

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A Note from Our President & CEO

On behalf of our entire team, I wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for your continued business with MedBen. We often say that “MedBen Delivers,” and it’s a statement that covers a variety of factors such as plan design strategies, claims processing accuracy, and...

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MedBen Rx Has Solutions for Rising Specialty Drug Costs

From earlier this year: "Health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that manage drug costs... say specialty drugs now account for 50% or greater of the total prescription spending they manage. In some cases, employer clients are seeing specialty costs account...

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MedBen Announces Promotions of Hupp, Lowe

MedBen is pleased to announce the promotions of Brooke Hupp and Lindsay Lowe to Regional Sales Directors. As members of the MedBen Sales team, Hupp has served current and prospective clients in portions of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee since 2014, while Lowe has...

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Season’s Greetings from MedBen!

MedBen will be closed on Monday, December 26 to celebrate the Christmas holiday, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 27. For the New Year’s holiday we will be closed on Monday, January 2, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 3. Remember that if...

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Gene Therapy: Big Benefits at a Big Cost

The Self-Insurer magazine recently examined the emergence of innovative gene therapies that carry substantial benefits... and hefty price tags. The FDA just approved a hemophilia B gene therapy that costs $3.5 million a dose, making it the world's most expensive...

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NSA Employee Q&A Available for MedBen Clients

The No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage rules (NSA) have prompted a number of questions about how it affects employer plan sponsors... so it should come as, well, no surprise that plan members also have their own questions about what the rules mean to them....

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Looking for Great Stocking Stuffers?

Do you have FSA members who still need to spend down their remaining funds before year's end? Remind them that many health care products also happen to make great stocking suffers! FSA Store carries a variety of FSA-eligible items that fit perfectly into a Christmas...

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