Category Archives: Affordable Care Act

Health Care Law Tax Provisions: IRS Recorded Webinars for Employers and Coverage Providers

Employers and health coverage providers now have access to recorded webinars from IRS about the Affordable Care Act’s employer provisions and related tax requirements. If you are a business owner, tax manager, employee benefits manager, or health coverage provider, you … Continue reading

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Accurate Affordable Care Act reporting will require payroll, HR, and benefits to work together

While employers should already be tracking the data necessary to determine their status under the Affordable Care Act and complete the new ACA reporting forms, they may not have determined whether the payroll, human resources, or benefits department will be … Continue reading

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Holding Companies and Determining the ACA Employer Mandate

Provisions of the ACA employer mandate might come as a surprise to holding companies and their subsidiaries. Decentralized subsidiary companies with fewer than 100 employees that are selecting their own benefit plans need to take a close look at the … Continue reading

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ACA Reporting: Are you an Applicable Large Employer?

Some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or health care law, apply only to large employers, which are generally those with 50 or more full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. These employers are considered applicable large employers – also known as … Continue reading

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FREE IRS Affordable Care Act Webinar May 18: Employer Shared Responsibility and Information Reporting

Don’t miss this FREE IRS webinar on the employer shared responsibility and the information reporting by employers and providers of minimum essential coverage (MEC). This presentation will enhance your awareness and understanding on how ACA affects employers and providers of … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Publishes Final Rule on Excepted Benefits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury published final rules on March 18, 2015 to amend the definition of excepted benefits to include certain limited coverage that wraps around individual health insurance. Such coverage … Continue reading

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Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employers

Back in November of 2014, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other arrangement. The gist … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Will Use New 1095-A Information Statement to claim Premium Tax Credit

The Affordable Care Act is bringing several changes to the tax filing season this year, including a new form some taxpayers will receive. If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace … Continue reading

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Nine Consumer Protection Bills Signed into Law in 2014

Five bills to took effect January 1, 2015 Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that during the 2014 legislative session Governor Jerry Brown signed nine bills sponsored by the California Department of Insurance (CDI). A bill that adds protections for small businesses … Continue reading

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2015 ACA Compliance Check

The January 1, 2015 compliance deadline for large employers under the ACA is here, many compliance items continue to puzzle employers and professionals alike. Here are a few of the most common: If you are between 50 and 99 FTEs, you might … Continue reading

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