Updated February 16, 2020

Despite the recent Texas ruling declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional, the health law remains in force for US employers. So be sure to:

  • File all related IRS forms for 2019 now
  • Keep tracking employee eligibility and affordability around health care benefits for 2019


IRS and ACA filing season is now – what do you need to do? We’ve made a checklist list for you:

STEP 1: Organize your data

❏ Make sure to store your 2018 filing data before starting on 2019 so that you have it somewhere in case of an IRS audit at a later time. Some solutions – such as the Integrity Data ACA Solution – have a data retention package you can download.

❏ Gather your 2019 data – if you’ve been doing this all year long – great! If not, this step will take more time…

  • You’ll need to prove employee eligibility (or not) for healthcare benefits (make sure you use a consistent measurement method) AND you’ll need to prove affordability based on your least cost health care plan. Confused? Check out our ACA educational resources to get up to speed.
  • If you are using the Integrity Data ACA solution, please review this KB article to see what exactly you need to do.

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