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ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn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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American Heart Association


Kaiser Permanente

  • 51 Non-Profit Organizations Receive Nearly $500,000 in Grants From Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center July 21, 2017
    LOS ANGELES — Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center announced that it will award grants totaling nearly $500,000 to non-profit organizations that serve individuals living in LAMC’s geographic service area, including Boyle Heights, Burbank, Echo Park, Glendale, Metro Los Angeles and Pasadena. After a competitive application process, 51 organizations we […]
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente Emergency Department Intervention for Adult Head Trauma Reduces CT Use July 21, 2017
    Implementing a decision support tool for the use of computed tomography for adult head injuries resulted in reduced CT use and allowed for better identification of injuries, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The post Kaiser Permanente Emergency Department Intervention for Adult Head Trauma Reduces […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Summer Heat Turns Cars Into Ovens July 19, 2017
    Temperatures have been reaching record highs already this summer, turning cars into ovens in a matter of minutes. Roughly 37 children die every year in hot cars, according to the safety organization Kids and Cars. And parents who think they could never possibly forget their child in the car should think again. “It is very […] The post Summer Heat Turns Cars […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • High Quality Service and Care Leads to Loyalty: Consumers Prefer Kaiser Permanente in Satmetrix Study July 19, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente received the highest customer loyalty ranking in the health plan category based on the Satmetrix® 2017 Net Promoter® industry rankings, the company announced recently. Consumers cited positive aspects of the entire health care experience when sharing about their interactions with the Kaiser Permanente health plans, giving the company the hi […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Safer and More Appropriate Opioid Prescribing: Kaiser Permanente’s Comprehensive Approach July 18, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente’s Safe and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing Program was implemented in 2010, and is among the organization’s most successful efforts to address the problem of opioid addiction, not only for members, but for the communities in which it operates. The program is the focus of a study recently published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Pra […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Kaiser Permanente Hires New Providers on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island July 13, 2017
    HONOLULU — Seven new providers have joined Kaiser Permanente facilities on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island. They join more than 600 physicians and other health care providers within the state’s largest medical group, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, which provides comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 250,000-plus members in Hawaii. Vona Diener, MD, pra […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Kaiser Permanente Dermatologist Shines Light on Common Misconceptions About Sun Safety July 13, 2017
    A much more comprehensive sun protection routine is required to truly protect oneself from sun damage and skin cancer. Here are some common misconceptions when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun and the do’s and don’ts of staying safe. The post Kaiser Permanente Dermatologist Shines Light on Common Misconceptions About Sun Safety appeared first on […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Walnut Creek Nurses Reunite With Man They Saved July 12, 2017
    Four Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center nurses step in to help a stranger at Oakland International Airport, then reunite with their families later and find they have Kaiser Permanente in common. The post Walnut Creek Nurses Reunite With Man They Saved appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Jennifer Hastings

Medicare.Gov Blog

  • Manage your chronic conditions with connected care June 29, 2017
    Wayne is in his early 70s, and has diabetes and a history of high blood pressure. He was overwhelmed trying to manage both conditions at the same time. His doctor told him that Medicare includes chronic care management services to better manage his health conditions. Now, a health care professional helps Wayne keep track of […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Take charge, take the test for HIV June 27, 2017
    Did you know that 1 in 7 of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) don’t know they have it? Getting medical care, support, and maintaining safe behaviors can help improve the health and lives of people living with HIV. Medicare can help. Medicare covers HIV screenings for people with […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Planning a summer vacation? Pack your health coverage! June 12, 2017
    If you’re planning a vacation abroad this summer, you already know that there’s a lot to do before you leave. There are suitcases to pack, an itinerary to plan, and perhaps a passport to renew. We want you to have the most relaxing vacation possible, so before you go don’t forget to: Look into Medicare […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Healthy men need health screenings, too June 6, 2017
    Have you ever put off doing something and later wished you’d just gotten it over with? If you’re a man with Medicare, now’s the time to talk with your doctor about getting screened for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, or both. Screening tests can find cancer early, when treatment works best. Don’t put off screenings if you’re […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Include tobacco in your spring cleaning! May 31, 2017
    This year include tobacco in your annual spring cleaning, and haul away those cigarette butts for good! Why? Because tobacco use is the second leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1 in every 10 adult deaths. If you or someone you love is ready, Medicare can help you quit smoking. Medicare Part B covers […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Not getting quality care? Let us know. May 23, 2017
    Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your medical care, there are ways to let us know? You have the right to get high-quality care, and if you think you haven’t, you can file a complaint. If you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare, your Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Stroke Awareness—Know the Signs May 9, 2017
    Linda was excited for her monthly appointment with her massage therapist Janine. Linda gets massage therapy to help ease chronic pain. Toward the end of her session, something strange began to happen—Linda’s entire body went numb and she couldn’t move. When she tried to speak, she couldn’t. Janine saw Linda’s mouth drooping on her left […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Protect yourself from hepatitis with Medicare May 9, 2017
    Did you know that hepatitis kills close to 1.4 million people every year? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, resulting in acute and chronic liver disease. Hepatitis is contagious. For example, the Hepatitis B virus spreads through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. People […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

National Association of Health Underwriters


Society for Human Resource Managment

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