Healthcare Reform Updates

ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn
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On March 24th, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act—their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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See an overview of the services that ABC is able to provide for both employers and employees with our advanced benefits administration system.

ACA Reporting Made Easy ACA Reporting Made Easy
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Our ACA Manager is a powerful but simple tool that makes the necessary 1094-C & 1095-C reporting as easy as ABC!

IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2017 IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2017
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The IRS announced the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2017.

House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills
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Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process.
News

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Kaiser Permanente

  • Doctor’s Order: No Trick-or-Treating Without the Flu Vaccine October 16, 2017
    Margaret Khoury, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and the regional lead of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Flu Vaccination Program, is encouraging parents to protect their children against the flu before the end of October. The post Doctor’s Order: No Trick-or-Treating Without the Flu Vaccine appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share. […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Statement on Elimination of Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) Subsidies October 14, 2017
    We are extremely disappointed to learn that the funding of the CSR subsidies will cease. This move will contribute to the destabilization of the market, and make millions of Americans concerned about their ability to afford health coverage that gives them access to care through the front door of the American health care system. The post Statement on Eliminat […]
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  • Kaiser Permanente Washington Launches Statewide Commitment to Healthier, Thriving Schools October 13, 2017
    SEATTLE — Studies show that theater helps kids take in and retain health information, aiding positive behavior change. That’s why Kaiser Permanente Washington is launching, with a $600,000 investment, the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program, expected to reach more than 18,000 students across the state this school year. In Washington, the program ta […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Statement from Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, on October 12, 2017 Executive Order October 13, 2017
    Today’s executive order puts in motion several steps that may be counterproductive to increasing access to high-quality, affordable care and coverage for as many people as possible. The post Statement from Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, on October 12, 2017 Executive Order appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
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  • Breast Cancer Survivor and Single Mom Advises Women to Get Essential Health Screenings October 12, 2017
    October is Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Screening Month, and Shelley Ramey, a West Los Angeles resident and breast cancer survivor, is sharing her story with the hopes of encouraging women to take care of their health, and not skip essential screenings. The post Breast Cancer Survivor and Single Mom Advises Women to Get Essential Health Screenings appear […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Colorado Medicare Health Plan Rated Among Nation’s Best for Quality, Service October 12, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rated Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Medicare Senior Advantage plan 5 out of 5 stars — the highest overall rating for quality and service — for 2018. The post Kaiser Permanente Colorado Medicare Health Plan Rated Among Nation’s Best for Quality, Service appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plans Rated Among Nation’s Best for Quality, Service October 12, 2017
    In CMs' Oct. 11 announcement of the 2018 Medicare star quality ratings by CMS, Kaiser Permanente’s operations in Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Northwest and Mid-Atlantic States received 5 out of 5 stars each. Kaiser Permanente in Georgia and Washington earned 4.5 out of 5 stars. The post Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plans Rate […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Watts Housing Developments Get a Makeover from Kaiser Permanente Volunteers October 12, 2017
    Dozens of employees and physicians from Kaiser Permanente and the Housing Authority of Los Angeles will trade their smartphones and stethoscopes for shovels and gardening tools to beautify Imperial Courts and Nickerson Garden Housing Developments in Watts on Saturday, October 14. The post Watts Housing Developments Get a Makeover from Kaiser Permanente Volun […]
    Karen Hershenson

Medicare.Gov Blog

  • Medicare Open Enrollment: ready to choose a plan? October 15, 2017
    Medicare Open Enrollment starts today! Choosing a plan is an important and personal decision. Now’s the time to think about what matters to you, and find the Medicare plan that meets your needs. Here are some things to think about: Does the plan cover the services you need? Think about what services and benefits you’re […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Take care of your mental health October 10, 2017
    Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. In the US, it affects 5% of people 12 and over. People with depression can suffer from many different symptoms, including: Feelings of sadness or hopelessness Loss of interest in activities Change in weight Being more or less active than usual Difficulty sleeping or sleeping […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Stop the flu before it starts October 9, 2017
    Fall is here, which means pumpkins, falling leaves, and the flu! Getting your free flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones this season. Get your flu shot early and stay healthy! Flu viruses change from year to year, so it’s important to get a flu shot each flu season. It’s free for […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare Open Enrollment is coming soon—add it to your fall checklist October 3, 2017
    Just like the changing leaves, did you know that the fall also brings your chance to make changes to your Medicare coverage? Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15–December 7. It’s your chance to review your health care coverage and see if you need to make any changes for next year. Or, you may decide you’re […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Have you gotten your yearly mammogram? October 1, 2017
    Over 220,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it one of the most common cancers in women. Getting a yearly mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer early. Mammograms are breast cancer screenings that can detect a lump up to 3 years before you or your doctor can feel it. […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Go paperless—get your “Medicare & You” electronically! September 19, 2017
    Did you know that instead of getting a paper copy of your “Medicare & You” handbook every fall, you can sign up to get it electronically? You’ll not only be helping the environment, but you’ll be saving tax dollars too. The eHandbook is the online version of your trusted “Medicare & You” handbook and has […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Spot the signs of ovarian cancer September 6, 2017
    Each year, about 22,000 women in the U.S. get ovarian cancer. It’s also the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. Early diagnosis is the key to survival, and the key to early diagnosis is recognizing the symptoms of ovarian cancer: Bloating Pelvic or abdominal pain Trouble eating or feeling full quickly Urgency […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Protect your Medicare by protecting your Medicare number August 21, 2017
    Are you a bargain hunter? Always looking for the best deal or ready for the next best thing? If someone offered you a state-of-the-art arthritis kit and said Medicare would cover it, would you be interested? There are lots of benefits that come with aging, and discounts are one of them. But discounts and deals […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

National Association of Health Underwriters

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Society for Human Resource Managment

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