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10 05, 2016

ACA math must-know for crediting on-call hours

2019-03-21T12:48:27-05:00May 10th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

If 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 in when an employer has to credit [...]

10 05, 2016

How to convert non-hourly compensation to ACA service hours

2019-03-21T12:43:27-05:00May 10th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

When 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 an employer to find a “reasonable” method [...]

9 05, 2016

ACA math for special unpaid absences: Crediting leave for FMLA, jury and military duty

2019-04-10T10:41:33-05:00May 9th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Content updated May 30, 2018 In its regulations for enforcing the Affordable Care Act, the IRS singles out three situations of unpaid absence from the job that all employers who must be ACA-compliant need to take into account when tracking an employee’s eligibility for health insurance: Absence to serve on a jury [...]

6 05, 2016

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

2019-03-07T15:04:00-05:00May 6th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Why 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 ACA employer mandate. To best answer this [...]

25 03, 2016

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

2019-03-06T12:49:57-05:00March 25th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

In 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 one thing to have an acknowledgment of a landmark, [...]

11 03, 2016

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

2019-03-06T12:45:51-05:00March 11th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

Whether 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 in your office mail. If this appears [...]

10 03, 2016

Good-faith reprieve for 1095-Cs? No thanks, say detail-driven employers

2019-04-10T10:40:15-05:00March 10th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

As 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 Year 2015 – the March 31 extension of the [...]

1 03, 2016

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

2019-04-10T10:40:38-05:00March 1st, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

Content updated June 11, 2018 By now most employers understand that they must comply with the Affordable Care Act. They also realize that there are potentially serious penalties for: Offers of health insurance that should have been made at a certain time but were not. Offers of health insurance that were made, but did not [...]

24 02, 2016

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

2019-03-06T12:37:03-05:00February 24th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

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 year. Its first commercial installation was just two weeks [...]

29 01, 2016

Manage ACA compliance for Tax Year 2019: Know the IRS penalty risks

2019-03-13T10:20:41-05:00January 29th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Content updated March 12, 2019 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 non-compliant coverage). As with all mentions of numbers, these dollar figures need background [...]