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CostPlus Medical Management Saves Companies Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

By Sarah Johnson / November 18, 2013

Having a baby is a dramatic life experience. The 9 months of pain and fatigue, which cumulates during labor and delivery, are all forgotten instantly when the sound of a healthy newborn fills the air. For many families the magic of enjoying their baby disappears as medical bills mount. For one Utah family, the decision…

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Medical Management By Critique

By Sarah Johnson / November 18, 2013

Your company has insurance. So what’s the purpose of having medical management that works with your medical benefits plan? Take our quiz to learn more about Medical Management and how it saves companies big. True or False: Having a medical management company work behind the scenes on your behalf costs less than working with an insurance…

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Obamacare Pushed Back

By Sarah Johnson / July 16, 2013

The Obama Administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay in the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The employer mandate says businesses with 50 or more full-time employees must provide health insurance or pay fines starting at $2,000 per employee starting in 2015. There will be no fines for employees already covered. The employer…

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How Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA Effects the Affordable Care Act

By Sarah Johnson / July 16, 2013

Legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. are now considered families and can enroll their spouses in federal health benefit plans. The Supreme Court overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, citing equal protection principles. Now, if gay and lesbian spouses get married in the District of Columbia or any of the 12…

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PRESS RELEASE: ONE COMPANY SAVES EMPLOYERS BIG MONEY IN THE FACE OF THE ACA

By Sarah Johnson / February 21, 2013

CONTACT: MBA C.E.O. Phyllis Merrill               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 1-800-877-3727 Email: phyllis@mba.to ONE COMPANY SAVES EMPLOYERS BIG MONEY IN THE FACE OF THE ACA Thursday, February 21, 2013, MURRAY, Utah—The Affordable Care Act is the biggest change and toughest challenge for business owners in recent history, but a Murray company is…

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Five Initiatives TPA’s Should be Dealing with for Employers

By Sarah Johnson / February 21, 2013

Five Initiatives TPA’s Should be Dealing with for Employers as a Result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Top Concerns Registered by Employers Since Nov. 2012 Understanding Options Open to Employers to “Optimize” Benefit Plan Design under the ACA. Many Employers Believe Pay or Play are the Only Options. Mandates are effective 1-°©-1-°©-14. Rules on…

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Employer ACA Exchange Notice Requirement Delayed

By Sarah Johnson / February 21, 2013

Employer ACA Exchange Notice Requirement Delayed Posted by Rick Lindquist According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), starting March 1, 2013, employers must inform all current employees and any new hires after this date about the existence of the exchange in their state and how employees can access it. The notification must include: Written notice informing employees…

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Should Sugar be Regulated like Alcohol and Tobacco?

By Sarah Johnson / June 8, 2012

By Bonnie Rochman | ARK Insurance Solutions Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, argue that sugar is toxic and needs to be taxed and controlled. Why it’s so hard to break our addiction. Sugar poses enough health risks that it should be considered a controlled substance just like alcohol and tobacco, contend a…

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What you should know about Cardiovascular Disease

By Sarah Johnson / June 8, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2008, over 616,000 people died of heart disease. Heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths—almost one in every four—in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease…

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Introducing PRxBid

By Sarah Johnson / June 8, 2012

Combining our “lowest total cost” philosophy with the power of internet bidding. Valued Health Partners is proud to partner with PRxBid for our member’s prescription deliveries. Learn more about their services here! Have questions about your benefits? Call us at 1-800-877-3727. Click here to order your prescriptions today! PRxBid is a new alternative to the…

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