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ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn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).

ABC Service Overview ABC Service Overview
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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

  • Don’t Let These Common Winter Woes Get the Best of You December 15, 2017
    The demands of the season can take a major toll on our overall health. A Kaiser Permanente Southern California physician offers a few tips to help you stay healthy all season long. The post Don’t Let These Common Winter Woes Get the Best of You appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Tammy Marchi
  • Kaiser Permanente Stroke Patients Receive Clot-Busting Medication More Than Twice as Fast as National Rates December 15, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente's integrated telemedicine program dramatically reduces the time it takes to start critical treatment for stroke patients. The post Kaiser Permanente Stroke Patients Receive Clot-Busting Medication More Than Twice as Fast as National Rates appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Tammy Marchi
  • When Prevention Is the Cure December 14, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente’s annual quality and patient safety awards recognize programs that improve care. The post When Prevention Is the Cure appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Tammy Marchi
  • Kaiser Permanente Provides $600,000 to Help People Impacted by Recent Fires in Southern California December 13, 2017
    PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, today announced a $600,000 contribution to provide immediate support for relief and recovery efforts in communities impacted by the Southern California wildfires, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Kaiser Permanente is giving $350,000 to the United Way of Ventura County Thomas […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Tobacco Ads Come Clean December 13, 2017
    The courts have ordered the tobacco industry to run “corrective” ads on TV and in newspapers. In a LinkedIn column, Bechara Choucair, MD, senior vice president and chief community health officer, notes that Kaiser Permanente is approaching tobacco cessation as a community health priority. The post Tobacco Ads Come Clean appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Sh […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • New Kaiser Permanente Study Provides Evidence of Health Risks Linked to Electromagnetic Field Exposure December 13, 2017
    A new Kaiser Permanente study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks. The post New Kaiser Permanente Study Provides Evidence of Health Risks Linked to Electromagnetic Field Exposure appeared first on […]
    Tammy Marchi
  • Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards Community Health Grants December 13, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente Hawaii gives local nonprofits more than $188,000 in grants to fund programs that improve the mental, physical and social well-being of Hawaii’s residents. The post Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards Community Health Grants appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Tammy Marchi
  • Medical Notes Physician Musical Group to Spread Holiday Cheer With Performances at Kaiser Permanente Offices on Oahu December 8, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente’s physician musical group, Medical Notes, performs classic holiday songs for staff, patients and visitors at the Kaiser Permanente offices on Oahu. The post Medical Notes Physician Musical Group to Spread Holiday Cheer With Performances at Kaiser Permanente Offices on Oahu appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Tammy Marchi

Medicare.Gov Blog

  • Stop the flu before it stops you December 4, 2017
    Flu season is back, which means it’s time to protect yourself and loved ones by getting a free flu shot. Flu viruses change from year to year, so it’s important to get a flu shot each flu season. It’s free for people with Medicare, once per flu season when you get it by doctors or other […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Wear your red ribbon – Support World AIDS Day December 1, 2017
    Did you know that 40,000 people are diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. each year? Of the 1.1 million people currently living with HIV in the U.S., 1 in 7 don’t even know they have it. Medicare covers HIV screenings for people with Medicare 15-65 years old who ask for the test, people younger than 15 or […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out November 28, 2017
    Medicare Open Enrollment ends next week on December 7. If you’ve been thinking about changing your Medicare coverage, now is the time to act. You may already know you have choices in how you get Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage, but did you know you can get help online? By answering just a […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Make life easier: set up automatic premium payments November 21, 2017
    Most Medicare Prescription Drug Plans charge a monthly fee that varies by plan. This fee is called a premium. You pay this in addition to the Medicare Part B premium. Did you know that you can have this premium automatically deducted from your monthly Social Security payment? Get peace of mind knowing that bills are […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • It’s always time to quit tobacco November 16, 2017
    Smoking tobacco can cause many health problems, including heart disease, respiratory diseases, and lung cancer —the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Close to 40 million people in the U.S. still smoke tobacco, but quitting can help prevent these health problems. You can quit smoking today, and Medicare wants to help. Besides being […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • COPD – Learn more, breathe better November 14, 2017
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases that cause breathing problems, like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. People with COPD are more likely to have difficulty walking or climbing stairs, be unable to work, and have other chronic diseases, like diabetes or heart disease. To help you detect COPD early, when treatment […] […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Saving money on health care costs: Extra Help November 14, 2017
    If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help program. You might be able to get help paying your Medicare drug plan’s monthly premiums, yearly deductibles, and prescription copayments. Drug costs in 2018 for most people who qualify will be no more than $3.35 for each generic drug and $8.35 […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Know when to use antibiotics November 13, 2017
    It’s that time again—flu season! If you get sick, antibiotics won’t always help you. If you get a cold or flu, antibiotics could do more harm than good. That’s because these are viral infections, and antibiotics only cure bacterial infections. Every time you take antibiotics, they kill sensitive bacteria, but resistant germs can survive to grow and […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

National Association of Health Underwriters

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Society for Human Resource Managment

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