ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance

12 12, 2017

ACA employer compliance enforcement: I received letter 226J from the IRS. How do I respond?

2017-12-12T11:07:20+00:00 December 12th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

The IRS has begun notifying employers of ESRPs (Employer-Shared Responsibility Payments), otherwise known as ACA penalties. The first letters, letter 226J, address penalties associated with the 2015 filing year for forms provided to the IRS in 2016. It is important to provide a timely response to this IRS letter. Here are some tips to ensure [...]

28 11, 2017

ACA Filing: The Big Difference Between Filing Late and Intentionally Disregarding ACA Reporting

2017-11-28T15:25:51+00:00 November 28th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

While the current administration continues to push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they haven’t made much progress. The IRS hasn’t imposed any non-compliance penalties over the course of these last two years ACA has been in place either. So, that begs the question, should businesses even give ACA compliance a second thought? Besides [...]

12 11, 2017

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

2017-11-21T14:39:57+00:00 November 12th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Content updated on November 11, 2017 *We recommend opening the linked forms in Internet Explorer for proper viewing. 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 [...]

25 10, 2017

Employers hoping for a filing extension for 1095-C’s likely to be disappointed

2017-10-25T09:40:33+00:00 October 25th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

In a recent statement from the IRS, it is clear that they have stepped up enforcement of Affordable Care Act regulations. The recent statement reverses a prior practice of accepting individual tax returns which omitted information related to health insurance coverage on line 61 of tax form 1040. For 2017 tax forms, this information will [...]

24 10, 2017

When can I start filing forms 1095-C for my employees?

2017-10-25T09:06:29+00:00 October 24th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

UPDATED While this is a pretty straightforward question, the answer is not quite as simple. As a general rule, you can begin filing forms 1095-C once the IRS has released the final version of the form for the filing season. The IRS recently released final copies of the 1094/5 series forms (e.g. 1094-C/1095-C) for tax year [...]

18 10, 2017

The Affordable Care Act – the repeal/replace saga continues

2017-10-19T09:00:00+00:00 October 18th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Just when we thought the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal/replace effort was off the table for this year, two executive decisions that impact the ACA are made. It is important to note, however, that neither impact the employer mandate so our advice remains the same: stay the course for 2017 employer reporting. Two executive decisions [...]

17 10, 2017

BAN and Integrity Data Partnership Delivers Superior ACA Reporting Experience

2017-10-17T19:26:16+00:00 October 17th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

A new partnership between the Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) and Integrity Data, a leader in Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance solutions, will support BAN member firms by delivering the insight and reporting mechanisms needed to manage changing regulatory obligations for employers under the ACA. The current healthcare environment is in the midst of disruption. Changes [...]

19 09, 2017

2017 Draft Instructions for Forms 1094-C & 1095-C Released

2017-09-19T17:59:09+00:00 September 19th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

On September 7th, 2017, the IRS released a draft of the instructions for completing forms 1094-C and 1095-C used by employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements to employees and the IRS. Individuals responsible for completing these forms will surely appreciate that there were very few changes identified for 2017 reporting. [...]