Affordable Care Act employer responsibility

25 03, 2016

Parsing the ACA inkblot for what’s not divisive – IRS Form 1095-C

March 25th, 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 DirectorOriginal post on March 25, 2016In all the years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law – six now – the ACA birthday we’re marking this week is the first to come during the filing season for the IRS form that the ACA introduced:The anxiety-stirring 1095-C.Yes, it’s [...]

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 [...]

24 02, 2016

Think you’re behind in ACA reporting? You’re not alone

February 24th, 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 DataFebruary 24, 2016 We printed the ACA pay-or-play regulations the very day they were published: February 12, 2014. By that time, we already were students of the voluminous detail in the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate. Our software had been in beta testing for more than a [...]

27 01, 2016

FAQ from self-insured employers: Why is Part II of 1095-C conflicting with Part III?

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 26, 2016As we have reached the inauguration year for the new IRS Form 1095-C submissions, one of the most-asked questions from our clients is: Why is Part II of a 1095-C conflicting with Part III?This question is faced by employers who offer self-insured coverage.With this type of policy, the employer assumes the reporting responsibility for [...]

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 – [...]

1 11, 2015

1095-C reporting: Determining a company’s ALE status

November 1st, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

As we race toward the production and submission deadlines for the very first Affordable Care Act (ACA) filing season with the IRS, many companies find themselves bewildered with what – if anything – they must do and how to be compliant. In helping employers understand this basic in IRS rules for ACA reporting, we point [...]

27 10, 2015

Budget deal primes repeal of ACA automatic enrollment requirement

October 27th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

Click on the image to read a tucked-away Affordable Care Act concession in the October 26, 2015 agreement that the White House reached with congressional leaders over budget reconciliation. October 27, 2015 – A much-contested provision in the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act appears close to repeal after the budget agreement that the Obama [...]