Affordable Care Act (ACA)

6 09, 2016

Don’t let the Affordable Care Act Provisions take you by surprise – again.

September 6th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Most of us are familiar with the old adage “time is money:” time wasted means money wasted, costing your business in lost productivity and profitability. Unfortunately, the many legal and regulatory issues that companies are responsible for in today’s world can result in a lot of time being lost, effecting the bottom line. One recent [...]

11 03, 2016

Bracing for an ACA-form boomerang: Next steps for undeliverable 1095-Cs

March 11th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll User Group, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity DataMarch 11, 2016Whether you have already sent 1095-C forms to employees – or are close to getting them postmarked by March 31, 2016, be prepared for one more possible Affordable Care Act reporting to-do this year:Managing employee forms for ACA compliance that happen to land right back [...]

10 03, 2016

Good-faith reprieve for 1095-Cs? No thanks, say detail-driven employers

March 10th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity DataMarch 10, 2016As March 31, 2016 approaches in the world of Affordable Care Act reporting, where one head-scratcher about Form 1095-C best practices often compounds another, a different kind of perplexity is now unfolding.Counting down to the date marking the 1095-C breather that everyone welcomed for Tax [...]

1 03, 2016

ACA eligibility-testing methods: Can you change the measurement tool you use? If so, when?

March 1st, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll User Group, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity Data March 1, 2016As of January 1, 2016, all businesses that must comply with the Affordable Care Act are in the assessment period for coverage penalties. That is, every ACA-affected employer – even those with 50 to 99 full-time employees (including equivalents), who had relief from such penalties for Tax [...]

9 12, 2015

How can a company under 50 FTEs still be required to comply with the ACA?

December 9th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll User Group, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity DataALE – the acronym for “Applicable Large Employer” that we keep hearing for companies required to comply with the Affordable Care Act – can pack meaning that is just as serious for smaller businesses.If a company with under 50 full-time employees (including equivalents) is related to companies [...]

9 12, 2015

ACA math to check the need for compliance: Excluding veterans from ALE count

December 9th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll User Group, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity DataWhen counting heads to see whether a business is large enough to need to comply with the Affordable Care Act, a company has to start by looking at the service hours of every worker. But in the tally toward that all-important threshold for an Applicable Large Employer [...]

9 12, 2015

ACA math to check the need for compliance: Excluding seasonal workers from ALE count

December 9th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll User Group, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity DataWhen counting heads to see whether a business is large enough to need to comply with the Affordable Care Act, a company has to start by looking at the service hours of every worker. But in the tally toward that all-important threshold for an Applicable Large Employer [...]

9 12, 2015

ACA math to check the need for compliance: Excluding owners from ALE count

December 9th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity DataWhen counting heads to see whether a business is large enough to need to comply with the Affordable Care Act, a company has to start by looking at the service hours of every worker.But in the tally toward that all-important threshold for an Applicable Large Employer – [...]

5 10, 2015

Integrity Data a leader in earning ACA e-filing credentials

October 5th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

At 7:49 a.m. CDT on Friday, October 2, 2015, Integrity Data’s Affordable Care Act compliance team received confirmation from the IRS that test submissions for Tax Year 2014 passed all the check points for electronic filing of employers’ ACA returns.By earning verification that its ACA reporting software works in the new IRS system called AIR [...]

16 07, 2015

ACA jolt: IRS nonfiling fine now $520 per required 1095-C

July 16th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

Embedded in the Trade Preferences Act of 2015 is a tiny provision that raises penalties for IRS filing errors, including those for Affordable Care Act (ACA) returns.   You’ve been generous all along in providing health insurance to every one of your employees. Sure, you’ve heard about the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. And you’ve [...]