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ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn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

  • Kaiser Permanente Awards $279,000 In Grants to Improve Health Across the State August 22, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that it has selected five community organizations to receive grants to improve access to quality health care, nutrition and health education across the state. The post Kaiser Permanente Awards $279,000 In Grants to Improve Health Across the State appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Named No. 4 on Modern Healthcare List of Most Influential People in Health Care August 21, 2017
    Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO, has been named the fourth most influential person in health care by Modern Healthcare, a leading industry publication. The post Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Named No. 4 on Modern Healthcare List of Most Influential People in Health Care appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington Lends Its Voice and Resources to Support Total Health for All August 19, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente Washington joins with families throughout our region as it launches a statewide, long-term commitment in creating healthier communities. The post Kaiser Permanente Washington Lends Its Voice and Resources to Support Total Health for All appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Facts About Fibroids August 15, 2017
    Having a fibroid is common — about 70 percent of women develop one in their lifetime. But what are they — and what do you do if you have one? The post Facts About Fibroids appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Life-Changing Moment Inspires Nurse to Take Control of Her Health August 10, 2017
    Nurse Tanya Baca of Kaiser Permanente Colorado took control of her health by losing more than 140 pounds, and competing in marathons. The post Life-Changing Moment Inspires Nurse to Take Control of Her Health appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Community Medicine Fellows Making a Difference August 9, 2017
    Whether caring for patients at safety-net and school-based clinics, or collaborating with community partners to advance health care delivery and outreach, Kaiser Permanente Southern California community medicine fellows already are making a difference. The post Community Medicine Fellows Making a Difference appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Rated “High Performing” in Heart Failure Treatment and Colon Cancer Surgery August 9, 2017
    The U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Hospitals rankings named Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center a “high performing” hospital in heart failure treatment and colon cancer surgery. The post Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Rated “High Performing” in Heart Failure Treatment and Colon Cancer Surgery appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share […]
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente Names Regional Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Learning, and Leadership Development August 8, 2017
    Eric D. Hieger, PsyD, has joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii as the regional director of organizational effectiveness, learning, and leadership development. In this role, he is responsible for leading efforts to improve the performance and potential of KP Hawaii employees through individual, team, and organizational development. The post Kaiser Permanente Names […]
    Karen Hershenson

Medicare.Gov Blog

  • 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
  • Finding a hospice provider just got easier August 16, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working diligently to make healthcare quality information more transparent and understandable for consumers in all stages of life to empower them to take ownership of their healthcare choices. This includes decisions about end-of-life care, when consumers in a time of vulnerability need transparent, d […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Protecting yourself from pneumonia is easy August 1, 2017
    Did you know that 674,000 Americans go to the emergency room with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by pneumococcal disease, which can also cause blood infections and meningitis. The bacteria that causes pneumococcal disease spreads by direct person-to-person contact. There’s a vaccine to help prevent pneumonia, but only 64% of adult […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare helps protect you from hepatitis July 28, 2017
    Did you know viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year? Together, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C cause 80% of liver cancer cases in the world. Hepatitis, which is an inflammation of the liver often caused by viruses, affects millions of people worldwide. Fortunately, Medicare […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 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

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