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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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The Current Status of the ACA Employer Mandate: 2018

There has been much to do around the Affordable Care Act: from passing the law under President Obama, to trying to repeal the law under President Trump. This has left many people confused as to where we are at now – what is the current status of the ACA? The short answer is: The ACA […]

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Have you received an ACA “love letter” from the IRS?

As stated back in April of this year, the IRS will begin enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) any day now. They have now published a draft of the soon to be sent Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (aka “Penalty”) notification letter. While some employers have received “non-filing” letters from the IRS already, this letter […]

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Understanding the ACA Employer Mandate Part 1

Repeal ACA, replace ACA, repair ACA or just leave it alone? While the lawmakers debate, employers are left with a lot of confusion. As of right now, the ACA, including the employer mandate, remains in place and all the compliance rules still apply. Nearing year-end and your 2017 tax reporting, this would be a good […]

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ACA Replacement Law Withdrawn, ACA Remains Law of the Land

The past 3 months have been quite the roller coaster! Headlines have been dominated by the Trump administration’s push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare." Republicans were hoping for action quickly and to that end, introduced a new piece of legislation called the American Health Care Act (AHCA). However, the […]

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Are Employer Reporting Requirements Going Away With Repeal & Replace?

Many employers are hanging their hat on the employer reporting requirements (i.e. Form 1095-C) going away under the changes proposed by the Trump Administration. The current legislative proposal in the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) repeals the employer mandate to offer coverage. So under this proposal, the employer doesn't need to report information to the IRS […]

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Determining ALE Status for ACA– Need a bigger reason to employ veterans? This is it.

When it comes time to determine Applicable Large Employer (ALE) status, deciding which employees are counted as full-time or full-time equivalent can be daunting. The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 gives businesses incentives to hire veterans and military members. There are many considerations, but here we will specifically cover […]

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Is Your Company IRS-Compliant with ACA for 2016 Filing Season?

As the dust has finally settled from the 2015 filing season, the next question should be “Is our company IRS-compliant for the Affordable Care Act's 2016 filing season?” To truly answer this question, several other items must be evaluated and addressed. First, to start the compliance process a company needs to determine if they are […]

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Employer Compliance with ACA Starts with Counting

Employer compliance with the Affordable Care Act starts with counting. Counting an employee’s hours per week. Counting an employee’s hours per month. Counting an employee’s hours when they may not even be on the job. Counting an employee’s hours when you don’t compensate them according to time. Miss a step in any of these counts […]

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No, the IRS is Not Serving Drinks; ALE is a Classification in the Affordable Care Act

Filing deadlines for new Affordable Care Act forms are looming and businesses are scrambling to figure out what they need to do to comply. Many blogs and articles have been written to make IRS guidelines more understandable for the small business owner who is just now realizing they might be considered an ALE (Applicable Large […]

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