Category Archives: Senior Living

Meet Our Senior Living Team at These Upcoming Events

The AssuredPartners senior living team is proud to be a part of many associations serving the needs of seniors. This Fall we will be making our way around the country sharing our advice and insights regarding insurance and risk management concerns impacting the senior living industry. Be sure to visit our senior living experts at […]

Understanding the New Emergency Preparedness Requirements

The Emergency Preparedness Final Rule was released on Friday, September 16, 2016, effecting SNFs, Nursing Facilities and ICF/IIDs. This rule is not applicable to Assisted Living Providers. On June 2, 2017, CMS released the Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidance to understand the new rule. Although though the AHCA is in process of reviewing the interpretive guidance […]

July 28, 2017 – Compliance Observer Alert – Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal The ACA

July 28, 2017 Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal The ACA OVERVIEW In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA). This was the final […]

July 18, 2017 – Compliance Observer Alert – Repeal & Replace Efforts Fail Again

Less than five days after the Senate released the second version of its Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed once again. If the BRCA had any chance of passing, Republicans could lose only two votes.  With this difficult number to maintain, there was […]

Using PACE Financing for Energy Efficiency

Building owners can significantly lower their operating costs and boost cash flow by increasing energy efficiency. While these benefits are readily known, most organizations do not aggressively pursue energy efficiency due to funding, ROI and/or payback issues. Currently, AssuredPartners NL Tax & Energy Solutions is executing a multi-phased energy efficiency project that addresses all of […]

Top 5 Life Safety Code Citations

Healthcare facilities all over the U.S. are receiving annual life safety code audits. Upholding a safe environment for residents and staff is of the utmost importance for skilled nursing facilities. Although this is important, very few facilities are found to be deficiency-free. To avoid citations, systems need to be put in place that maintenance managers […]

Requirements to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facilities

Effective immediately, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring healthcare facilities to prevent Legionella infections by developing and adhering to policies and procedures that inhibit Legionella pathogen growth in building water systems. Legionella can cause a serious type of pneumonia called LD in people who are at least 50 years old, smokers […]

Proactively Preparing for a Door Inspection

Surveyors will begin annual door inspections beginning the first week of July. Proactively preparing for an inspection can save you from filling out mounds of paperwork due to a less than satisfactory report from an inspector. You should become familiar with the requirements of conducting an inspection and maintaining appropriate documentation. Life Safety Codes updates […]

8 Tips for Businesses to Save Money on Air Conditioning

Hot days of summer require energy-draining air conditioning to keep residents and employees comfortable. The cost to cool your building can be pricey but business owners can reduce energy costs and system failures by performing seasonal maintenance on their own. These are nine things business owners can do on their own to save money on […]

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