5 Employee Benefits Trends to Watch in 2017

Expect more telecommuting, financial wellness programs and assistance navigating health care options.

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Advantages of Vision and Dental Coverage – Employer Connection – Blue Shield of California

The health of your business depends on the health of your employees. Find out how vision and dental coverage can help you retain and attract talent.

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Blue Shield of California Responds to ACA Questions After Presidential Election.pdf

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Carriers are starting to respond to the reality of appealing the ACA. As with everything, the devil is in the details however we will strive to keep you informed as more news becomes available.

Hospitals still searching for system to accurately match patients to health records



Ensuring providers accurately match electronic health records with the right patient has emerged as a hot-button issue for the health information technology industry as its provider customers come under increasing pressure to freely share records with other providers.

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There are many risk management tools available through your malpractice providers that address managing patient data, expectations, satisfaction, and quality processes that can dramatically improve your patients’ overall experience.

How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care



The revolution is finally here—raising a host of questions for regulators, providers, insurers and patients.

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Nearly three-quarters of large employers will offer virtual doctor visits as a benefit to employees this year, up from 48% last year.

Two Practice Liability Risks That Will Remain in 2016 | Physicians Practice



The issues of increased cyber-hacking risks and difficulty collecting from patients with high-deductible health plans are unlikely to cease in 2016. Be prepared for both.

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What are two liability risks physicians continue to face in 2016? Increased cyber-hacking and difficulty collecting from patients with high-deductible health plans.

7 Tips About the Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit



Lots of employers are missing out on this tax credit. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, concluded that only about 181,000 small employers claimed the credit during 2014.

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Are you leaving money on the table? If you pay at least half of employees’ health insurance premiums, you can take a credit of 50% of the premiums on your corporate income tax return.

7 things physicians need to know about MACRA proposed rule



The federal government is about to transform the way physicians are paid by Medicare

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What are the key things physicians need to know about how they will be paid by Medicare under the The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) law?

15 things for healthcare leaders to know about Obama’s 2017 budget

President Barack Obama shared his $4.1 trillion budget proposal Tuesday for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

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President Barack Obama shared the new $4.1 trillion budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year. Cutting Medicaid prescription drug costs, increasing transparency of prescription drug pricing, and tackling prescription drug abuse are among the key proposals related to healthcare.