Affordable Care Act for employers

10 05, 2016

ACA math must-know for crediting on-call hours

May 10th, 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 9, 2016If an employee does get to do work on behalf of the company while on-call, it’s clear that his or her employer, in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act, must credit those hours and track that time toward their eligibility for health insurance.The challenge comes [...]

10 05, 2016

How to convert non-hourly compensation to ACA service hours

May 10th, 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 9, 2016When there are compensation programs that are based on output rather than hours, the tracking of time toward an employee’s eligibility for health insurance can be a challenge for an employer required to comply with the Affordable Care Act.In these situations, IRS regulations for ACA enforcement require [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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?

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 [...]

28 12, 2015

IRS extends 1095-C production and filing deadlines

December 28th, 2015|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Payroll User Group, Payroll and HR Software, Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Helen Karakoudas | ACA Education Director, Integrity DataDecember 28, 2015U.S. business owners have some – not much, but some – extra time to get ready for the first production and filing season of Affordable Care Act returns.This help that extends 1095-C deadlines for IRS compliance with the new health law came this afternoon from the [...]

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 [...]