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 On its front page, the New York Times (7/28, A1, Pear, Kaplan, Subscription Publication) reports that early on Friday morning, the Senate “rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign ... READ MORE >>

The New York Times (7/25, A1, Pear, Kaplan, Subscription Publication) reports that on Tuesday, by a narrow margin, the Senate voted to initiate “debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, taking a pivotal step forward after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who cast a crucial vote despite his diagnosis of brain cancer. READ MORE >>

 There are many reasons why an existing client or prospect might consider a PEO.  By providing payroll, benefits, and HR services and assisting with compliance issues under state and federal law, PEOs allow small businesses to improve productivity and profitability, to focus on their core mission, and to grow. READ MORE >>

The wait is over! On July 19, 2017, New York’s Workers’ Comp Board (WCB) adopted final regulations on Paid Family Leave. Here are the top 10 things to keep in mind: Employers that have to provide DBL, must provide PFL. READ MORE >>

Congress is in the midst of a weeklong recess for the Independence Day holiday and the Senate is working on making changes to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), their bill to repeal and replace portions of the ACA. READ MORE >>

June 22nd, 2017 This morning, Senate Republicans released their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), the Senate proposal adopts H.R. 1628, the bill narrowly passed last month by the House of Representatives, but replaces all the text. READ MORE >>

A new report from HSA Bank highlights 6 improvements on HSAs and consumer-directed health care outlined in the American Health Care Act. They are: 1. Raises HSA contribution limits to the high-deductible health plan (HDHP) out-of-pocket maximum. 2. Repeals the ACA contribution limit on flexible spending accounts (FSAs) (currently $2,600 for 2017) READ MORE >>

The first day of summer brought some good news for insurers that still operate in the Obamacare marketplaces.  HHS press secretary Caitlin Oakley is quoted as saying about the matter, “The June payment has been made. We are weighing our options and still evaluating the issues. READ MORE >>

The Wall Street Journal (6/19) reports that Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY), is keeping pressure on the GOP caucus to pass the Senate’s ACA repeal measure next week. The article adds, however, that McConnell could slow the process if necessary in order to win over skeptical Republicans. READ MORE >>

Oscar is in a place to pull that information together, because it manages health insurance claims. That puts all of a patient's medical history in one place, no matter the source, Oscar's chief technology officer Alan Warren told Business Insider. Read More READ MORE >>

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