Affordable Care Act compliance

25 10, 2016

Affordable Care Act: Lessons Learned from the 2015 Reporting Period

2017-01-08T13:22:24+00:00 October 25th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Content updated on November 16, 2016. With the 2015 reporting period behind us for the brand new required IRS reporting around the Affordable Care Act, we can now reflect on some of the issues that we overcame to become more prepared for 2016. So what were some of the lessons we learned? The amount of [...]

9 08, 2016

Is your company IRS-compliant with ACA for 2016 filing season?

2017-01-08T13:22:28+00:00 August 9th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

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 an [...]

6 05, 2016

PPACA or ACA? A law so confusing its name is a head-scratcher

2017-01-08T13:22:33+00:00 May 6th, 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 DirectorMay 6, 2016Why is all of what we have to sort through for Affordable Care Act compliance so complicated and fluid?That’s a question we consistently hear from the business professionals using our software to comply with just one slice of the health law – the IRS reporting obligation under the [...]

11 03, 2016

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

2017-01-08T13:22:39+00:00 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 [...]

1 03, 2016

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

2017-01-08T13:22:40+00:00 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 [...]

27 01, 2016

ACA Code 1A alert: IRS clarifies 1095-C guidance for a Qualifying Offer

2017-01-08T13:22:42+00:00 January 27th, 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

January 27, 2016During the IRS group call on January 26, 2016 for developers of Affordable Care Act reporting software, a presenter for the IRS technical team brought clarity to Form 1095-C reporting for a Qualifying* Offer of coverage.In short, we now have a Code 1A alert, because the new information is a significant departure from previous guidance [...]

30 12, 2015

What does a 1095-C delay mean for 1040 filings?

2017-01-08T13:22:43+00:00 December 30th, 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 DataDecember 30, 2015 [with February 24, 2016 update]News from the IRS this week about the 60-day extension of the Form 1095-C production deadline is raising a particular concern among businesses that we work with – one question, asked several ways:“What does a delay in delivering this form [...]

9 12, 2015

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

2017-01-08T13:22:44+00:00 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

2017-01-08T13:22:44+00:00 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

2017-01-08T13:22:44+00:00 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 [...]