ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance

8 08, 2019

ACA Employer Mandate: What Small Employers Need to Know

2019-08-08T16:07:18-05:00August 8th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, and the employer-shared responsibility mandate went into effect in 2015. Is there an ACA small employer mandate? It’s challenging for small business owners to understand how the ACA impacts them specifically. As a small business owner, how do you know if you’re required to provide health insurance [...]

16 07, 2019

Another Round of ACA Non-Compliance Letters is Looming

2019-07-16T13:04:55-05:00July 16th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Cue the “Jaws” movie music, because the penalties are coming. Thursday, July 11th, on the monthly IRS Payroll Industry call, the IRS continued to communicate that ACA compliance activities continue, including non-compliance letters, despite legislative and judicial challenges. One example is Texas v. United States which argues that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate [...]

13 06, 2019

50 employees: the “magic” number that triggers more burden for employers

2019-06-13T12:57:49-05:00June 13th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

As companies grow and hire more employees, additional compliance burdens often accompany that growth. For example, many employers fear the dreaded 50 employee threshold - for good reason! 50 employees is the magic number that triggers an additional compliance burden for employers. When that 50 employee threshold is reached, employers need to address compliance issues [...]

30 05, 2019

ACA Variable Hours Tracking: Who, What, When?

2019-05-30T10:54:43-05:00May 30th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Employer compliance is an ongoing effort that requires preparation and maintenance, and ACA hours tracking can be complicated. Especially for employers who have variable hour employees who require eligibility determination throughout the year. As a reminder, a variable hour employee is one who does not have a set schedule that meets the average of 30 [...]

21 05, 2019

4 Reasons to Pivot to a New ACA Solution

2019-05-21T17:15:52-05:00May 21st, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in place for several years now and the solutions companies have put in place to manage ACA compliance range from manual spreadsheets to specialty software to outsourcing the whole thing. In the current political climate, many companies hesitate to change solutions, hoping the ACA will disappear. But the [...]

8 05, 2019

IRS Completes 2016 ESRP Penalty Letters – Gears Up for 2017

2019-06-26T14:59:14-05:00May 8th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

If you had any concerns about your 2016 ACA 1095-C forms, we can all take a collective sigh of relief. On the May 2, 2019 Payroll Industry call, the IRS announced that they have completed 99.8% of the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP) penalty notification letters, also known as the dreaded 226J letter, for [...]

11 04, 2019

The Top 3 Things Employers Should be Doing NOW to Stay Compliant with the Affordable Care Act in 2019

2019-04-11T12:37:29-05:00April 11th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|0 Comments

With the ACA not going anywhere in 2019, now is a good time to make sure your ducks are in a row for ACA compliance this year. Here’s some tips on how to stay compliant. Quick reminder: Under the ACA employer mandate, ALEs (Applicable Large Employers) must periodically (usually monthly) offer at least 95% of [...]