simplify Affordable Care Act compliance

10 05, 2016

ACA math must-know for crediting on-call hours

2017-01-08T13:22:32+00:00 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

2017-01-08T13:22:32+00:00 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 [...]

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 [...]

25 03, 2016

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

2017-03-30T10:34:23+00:00 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 [...]

29 01, 2016

Manage ACA compliance for Tax Year 2016: Know the IRS penalty risks

2017-03-15T14:53:41+00:00 January 29th, 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 January 29, 2016 We know that you often hear of employers’ pay-or-play penalties under the Affordable Care Act in terms of $2,000 a year per full-time employee (for offering no coverage) and $3,000 a year per full-time employee (for offering noncompliant coverage). As with all mentions [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

13 10, 2015

IRS reporting FAQ: Which ACA eligibility measurement method should an employer use?

2017-01-08T13:22:46+00:00 October 13th, 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

October 13, 2015To know which employees the Affordable Care Act says that an employer must cover – and thereby get offers of coverage out soon enough to avoid IRS penalties – an employer can use one of two eligibility-testing methods. Each method is a way of determining full-time status. To complete Form 1095-C, the new [...]