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Posts Tagged ‘Applicable Large Employer’

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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Four Common Misconceptions around the ACA Employer Mandate

Despite the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being in place since 2012 and effective since 2015, misconceptions around the ACA Employer Mandate persist. We’ll walk you through four common ACA misconceptions and separate fact from fiction. Misconception #1: The ACA Employer Mandate has been repealed – it’s gone. Despite all the political turmoil of the last […]

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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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IRS will not waive penalties for employer mandate under ACA

In a series of information letters, the IRS has clearly indicated that it won’t waive employer mandate penalties under the Affordable Care Act. For example, in a letter from the IRS to House Representative Bill Huizenga dated April 14, 2017 related to a question from an applicable large employer, it was made clear that the […]

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ACA Replacement Law Withdrawn, ACA Remains Law of the Land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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Does the good-faith effort reprieve from penalties apply to forms for 2016 filed in 2017?

As employers continue to work through the challenges of complying with the Affordable Care Act, professionals in the industry are reticent to accept anything less than perfection when dealing with IRS regulations. Why? To alleviate any concern about potential penalties due to non-compliance down the road. In Notice 2016-70 dated December 5, 2016, 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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