• By Joel Streed

Bevacizumab for Glioblastoma: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

December 22, 2014

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Derek Johnson comments on a study which looked at whether certain medication improves survival for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

To listen, click the link below.

Bevacizumab for Glioblastoma

I have always said Mayo should do this with the MRA. . .Has Mayo ever thought of offering this for the MRA??? this would be awesome perk.

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I received my Benny card but it confused me as it says "Prescription Drugs Only" on the card. I checked the IRS.Gov web site to find what the flexible spending account covered, and it said it also covered eye exams and contacts/glasses, along with Rxs and copays. Is this not so?

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@Teri – In 2015 the Benny Card can be used at pharmacies for prescription medication purchases only. You can still use your Health Care Flexible Spending Account for other eligible healthcare expenses, but you will need to submit claims via Mayo Clinic He

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@Your Benefits Team – This is a welcome convenience, but what is the reasoning behind not having this for our MRA account?

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In addition, when we call to activate the card, the automated system asks for the last four digits of our employee identification number — Through trial and error, I learned they really want the last four digits of the social security number of the person whose name is on the card.

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Does this include all family members? My husband is no longer on our MMSI insurance, but am I able to use it for his prescriptions? Thank you.

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@Jodie and Michael – while many of us want a debit/credit card for the MRA account, we are not able to find a vendor who is able to coordinate the complexity of our benefits in order to offer a card at this time. We continue to review this as a benefit co

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The balance of this card has to match the remaining balance of the total Flex Spending account so the we still have to keep track of both what we send in manually and what we use this card for. The card will not let us use more than is available but we have to make sure that we keep track of what is sent in on paper. What is the turn around on the paer forms supposed to be and does the paper requests get entered into the viewable system as soon as they are recieved. Seems sometimes there is a two week delay on seeing them online??

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@Amanda – You can cover dependents that are a tax dependent under section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. To learn more, please visit the Summary Plan Description (SPD) http://mayoweb.mayo.edu/sp-forms/mc5500-mc5599/mc5500-41.pdf. Thank you. Your Benefi

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Can you still submit prescriptions for reimbursement the old way? I use the prescription mail out option and have my credit card stored in the online system. I would like to keep that the same and just submit the form and receipt for reimbursement. Will that work?

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@Jessica – Yes you can choose not to use the Benny card for prescription expenses, and submit reimbursement directly through Mayo Clinic Health Solutions. Just so you are aware, you can register your Benny card as the card on file for the mail service too

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This needs a lot more work. A few observations: 1. The comments indicate that a majority will not be able to use Benny correctly without more instruction. 2. As one example, there were no instructions regarding a dependent signing the back of a card in the name of the primary covered individual. 3. For a mailed prescription, there is no indication how Benny will be activated- there is no way to do that on portal. 4. The advertised features under Reimbursement and Accounts are not available on HealthSolutions–only istorical claims.

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How can I obtain a replacement card if it was accidentally thrown away?

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@Steve – Thank you for your observations. Here is additional information for you: 1. As with any new process, there are bound to be questions. We do our best to proactively address them, but individuals will have specific questions based on their situatio

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@Barb – You can call Mayo Clinic Health Solutions Customer Service at 1-800-635-6671 and let them know you accidentally threw them away to get free replacement cards. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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