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ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn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 Colorado’s Institute for Health Research Celebrates 25 Years September 19, 2017
    The Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and work around postpartum depression, vaccine hesitancy and mental health. The post Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Institute for Health Research Celebrates 25 Years appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Sound Advice: Kids and Ear Health September 19, 2017
    Abigail McMahon, AuD, chief of Audiology at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado, shares general guidelines for noise exposure and tips on how to keep yourself and the kids in your life safe from hearing loss. The post Sound Advice: Kids and Ear Health appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Laura Daniels
  • Stop the Flu Before It Stops You: Get your Flu Shot! September 18, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California seasonal flu clinics open regionwide September 23. Vaccines are available to all members at no cost. The post Stop the Flu Before It Stops You: Get your Flu Shot! appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Announces Leadership Changes September 15, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced that Mary Ann Barnes, RN, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Hawaii Region, will be retiring on September 8, 2017. Bill Caswell, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, will serve as Hawaii’s interim regional president. The post Kaiser Permanente Haw […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Names Cynthia Moore Director of Member and Marketing Communications September 14, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced that Cynthia Moore has been named director of Member and Marketing Communications. The post Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Names Cynthia Moore Director of Member and Marketing Communications appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente and Target to Open 31 More Retail Clinics in Southern California September 14, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente and Target Corporation announced they will launch 31 additional Kaiser Permanente-staffed retail clinics in Target stores across Southern California. The post Kaiser Permanente and Target to Open 31 More Retail Clinics in Southern California appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Receives Top Recognition in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index September 14, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente is being recognized for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace, as a Gold-level honoree, the top level in the 2017 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index. The post Kaiser Permanente Receives Top Recognition in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index appeared […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Names David Tumilowicz Vice President of Public Relations, Communications and Brand Management September 13, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced that David Tumilowicz has been promoted to vice president of Public Relations, Communications and Brand Management. The post Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Names David Tumilowicz Vice President of Public Relations, Communications and Brand Management appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson

Medicare.Gov Blog

  • 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
  • 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

National Association of Health Underwriters

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Society for Human Resource Managment

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