The Integrity Blog

January 2017

Affordable Care Act Changes, Not A Repeal – Yet

January 12th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

Although there are plenty of headlines suggesting President-Elect Trump could repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it hasn’t happened yet. In the meantime, businesses must continue to comply with the existing legislation. However, the IRS has made a slight change in deadlines and extended the good faith penalty relief to the 2016 information [...]

It’s Year-End, Which Means It’s Paperwork Season

January 5th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

We are in the last quarter of 2016, which has many accounting and payroll departments scrambling to prepare year-end documents. In addition to year-end reporting, data will be used for employee W-2 statements and Affordable Care Act (ACA) 1095-C statements, on top of the regular direct deposit statements. Preparing these documents traditionally takes lots of [...]

December 2016

Don’t Underestimate the IRS When it Comes to Collecting ACA Compliance Penalties

December 30th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

It’s cliché for a reason, the government is rarely ready or capable of following up on many of its own rules and regulations. Many agencies are underfunded, understaffed and simply unable to determine whether businesses are able to comply with many regulations. This cliché is now magnified by the recent election and an incoming president [...]

Working together with OSHA and the ACA – what you need to know

December 20th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

Initially published as an interim rule in 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published final rules surrounding whistleblowers and the ACA. Created to protect employees who have been wrongfully retaliated against for complaining about company ACA policy, these newly published rules will force businesses to re-evaluate their handling of employees with regards [...]

How to Avoid ACA Penalties and Stay OFF the IRS Radar

December 14th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

Navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be complicated and confusing for many companies, not to mention distracting. On top of that, there are severe penalties for noncompliance. Your business leaders and accounting team need to stay focused on core business tasks, not wasting time trying to figure out how to stay ACA compliant. ACA [...]