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Posts Tagged ‘ACA Compliance’

Affordable Care Act for Part-Time Employees: What Employers Need to Know

If you’re a business with part-time employees, you might wonder what options you have for them in terms of health insurance coverage. Many employers don’t offer part-time health insurance, but what if you want to? Or you’re curious what rules are in the Affordable Care Act for part-time employees? Even though the ACA has been […]

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Understanding the ACA Stability Period

Variable hour tracking can surely be a burdensome task for most employers. However, it is necessary in order to remain compliant with the ACA. As most employers know by now, a variable hour employee is one who does not have a set schedule that meets the average of 30 hours per week. Therefore, employers must […]

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Another Round of ACA Non-Compliance Letters is Looming

Cue the “Jaws” movie music, because the penalties are coming. Thursday, July 11th, on the monthly IRS Payroll Industry call, the IRS continued to communicate that ACA compliance activities continue, including non-compliance letters, despite legislative and judicial challenges. One example is Texas v. United States which argues that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate […]

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50 employees: the “magic” number that triggers more burden for employers

As companies grow and hire more employees, additional compliance burdens often accompany that growth. For example, many employers fear the dreaded 50 employee threshold - for good reason! 50 employees is the magic number that triggers an additional compliance burden for employers. When that 50 employee threshold is reached, employers need to address compliance issues […]

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4 Reasons to Pivot to a New ACA Solution

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in place for several years now and the solutions companies have put in place to manage ACA compliance range from manual spreadsheets to specialty software to outsourcing the whole thing. In the current political climate, many companies hesitate to change solutions, hoping the ACA will disappear. But the […]

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How Employers Are Managing Rising Healthcare Costs in 2019

Yes, the price of health insurance is still rising. But that’s no surprise. Companies have nervously anticipated that news annually for a long time. The good news—or as good as it gets—is that the rise in employer healthcare costs per employee has plateaued over the last few years. According to the Society for Human Resource […]

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Confidently Walk the Line Toward ACA Compliance in 2018

If you feel like you are walking a tightrope when dealing with Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting, then you aren’t alone. Businesses often struggle with data collection and reporting obligations. It’s tricky, there’s no doubting that. Even more so when data isn’t being managed and reviewed on a regular basis. One wrong step can lead […]

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Are You Including ACA in Your Growth and Risk Management?

Running a successful business isn’t all about profits. You also have to manage risk. While you may keep a close eye on the more obvious processes, like manufacturing processes for product recalls, for example, some risks are less apparent. Growth often means hiring new employees and, if you aren’t keeping an eye on your headcount, […]

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IRS Letter 227: Breaking It Down

Perhaps you are an employer who has received a 226-J letter from the IRS. For those who are unaware, the 226-J letter is a notification of a potential ESRP assessment from the IRS due to possible non-compliance. If you have in fact received this letter; hopefully you have taken the proper steps to timely respond […]

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How to avoid a love letter from the IRS: a 226-J Preventative Checklist

As many of you know, the IRS has started sending out Letter 226-J notices. Many employers are now trying to figure out what triggered the IRS to send the notice. Many of them are also trying to figure out if there was anything they could have done differently to avoid receipt of Letter 226-J. Here […]

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