Employer Mandate

18 10, 2017

The Affordable Care Act – the repeal/replace saga continues

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 [...]

15 08, 2017

IRS will not waive penalties for employer mandate under ACA

August 15th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

In a series of information letters, the IRS has clearly indicated that it won’t waive employer mandate penalties under the Affordable Care Act. For example, in a letter from the IRS to House Representative Bill Huizenga dated April 14, 2017 related to a question from an applicable large employer, it was made clear that the [...]

21 04, 2017

ACA Penalties Are Coming

April 21st, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

The political climate what it is, many employers have been holding out hope for penalty relief for not offering coverage, not offering affordable coverage and for not filing the necessary ACA forms with the IRS. The most recent legislation that was pulled for consideration in the House of Representatives would have provided relief to employers [...]

27 03, 2017

ACA Replacement Law Withdrawn, ACA Remains Law of the Land

March 27th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

The past 3 months have been quite the roller coaster! Headlines have been dominated by the Trump administration’s push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare." Republicans were hoping for action quickly and to that end, introduced a new piece of legislation called the American Health Care Act (AHCA). However, the [...]

24 03, 2017

Are Employer Reporting Requirements Going Away With Repeal & Replace?

March 24th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Many employers are hanging their hat on the employer reporting requirements (i.e. Form 1095-C) going away under the changes proposed by the Trump Administration. The current legislative proposal in the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) repeals the employer mandate to offer coverage. So under this proposal, the employer doesn't need to report information to the IRS [...]

27 02, 2017

Does the good-faith effort reprieve from penalties apply to forms for 2016 filed in 2017?

February 27th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

As employers continue to work through the challenges of complying with the Affordable Care Act, professionals in the industry are reticent to accept anything less than perfection when dealing with IRS regulations. Why? To alleviate any concern about potential penalties due to non-compliance down the road. In Notice 2016-70 dated December 5, 2016, the IRS [...]

21 02, 2017

Achieve Productivity Goals This Year With Modern Technology

February 21st, 2017|General Payroll and HR, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

Improving productivity is a common goal for many business leaders; however, it’s often focused on manufacturing operations, distribution activities and customer-facing processes. The payroll department shouldn’t be overlooked. Processing payroll can be a time-consuming, challenging task, especially during periods of growth. Making simple changes in technology can save valuable time, improve the accuracy of payroll [...]