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  • ACA Enhancement Bill Telling of the Times

    ACA Enhancement Bill Telling of the Times

    2 minute read: House of Representative Democrats have unveiled a bill that would enhance many of the ACA’s components while reversing much of the Trump administration’s onslaught to the healthcare

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  • ACA Penalties under §4980H are not Subject to a Statute of Limitations

    ACA Penalties under §4980H are not Subject to a Statute of Limitations

    2 minute read: As businesses reopen and bring workers back to offices, restaurants, and retail stores across the country, employers should take this opportunity to look at their ACA compliance

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  • TIGTA Recommends Undisclosed Stricter Enforcement Procedures of the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment

    TIGTA Recommends Undisclosed Stricter Enforcement Procedures of the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment

    1 minute read: On June 10, 2020, The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a heavily redacted report entitled “Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Employer Shared...

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  • As Businesses Reopen during the Pandemic, They Need to Think About How to Bring Their Workers Back Safely

    As Businesses Reopen during the Pandemic, They Need to Think About How to Bring Their Workers Back Safely

    3 minute read: We already discussed that as states go through their re-opening processes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic bring their employees back to work, in addition to

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  • As Employers Bring Workers back during the Pandemic, They Need to Think about their Potential Liability Exposure

    As Employers Bring Workers back during the Pandemic, They Need to Think about their Potential Liability Exposure

    2 minute read: As states go through their re-opening processes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have begun opening their offices and bringing their employees back to

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  • The ACA PCORI Fee Deadline is Fast Approaching

    The ACA PCORI Fee Deadline is Fast Approaching

    2 minute read: This time last year was presumed to be the last time health insurers and employers offering self-funded health insurance plans would have to pay PCORI fees, but

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  • Employers, Are You Prepared for the DC 1094-C/1095-C Filing Requirements?

    Employers, Are You Prepared for the DC 1094-C/1095-C Filing Requirements?

    2 minute read: Washington DC is one of several jurisdictions to have implemented an individual mandate in the wake of Congress zeroing out the federal ACA penalty for individuals who

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  • ACA to Aid Millions in Obtaining Healthcare, KFF Report Finds

    ACA to Aid Millions in Obtaining Healthcare, KFF Report Finds

    2 minute read: The data is in, at least 27 million Americans have lost employer-sponsored health coverage as a result of COVID-19. The Kaiser Family Foundation issued a report in

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  • Federal Reserve Expands Main Street Loan Program

    Federal Reserve Expands Main Street Loan Program

    1 minute read: On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board expanded its Main Street Lending Program to include more small and medium sized businesses. See here. Changes to the

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  • Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Injects much needed Flexibility into PPP Loan Forgiveness

    Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Injects much needed Flexibility into PPP Loan Forgiveness

    2 minute read: The Paycheck Program Flexibility Act was signed into law on June 5, 2020. This comes just in the nick of time as the original covered period under

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  • How Serious are Penalties under the ACA? Very.

    How Serious are Penalties under the ACA? Very.

    2 minute read: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the single most important piece of health care legislation in generations. One major reason for the ACA’s significant impact on the

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  • Protect App-Based Drivers Act Would Create Further Employee Classification and ACA Reporting Issues

    Protect App-Based Drivers Act Would Create Further Employee Classification and ACA Reporting Issues

    3 minute read: As part of their campaign against the requirements of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which went into effect January 2020 and requires employers to treat contract workers

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  • Proposed IRS Regs Will Not Affect How Individuals Receive PTCs

    Proposed IRS Regs Will Not Affect How Individuals Receive PTCs

    2 minute read: The IRS recently issued proposed regulations on how the personal tax exemption reduction to “0” will affect qualifications for recipients of Premium Tax Credits (PTCs). Regulation...

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  • AB5 Targets Multi-Level Marketing Companies – See How this Could Affect Your ACA Compliance

    AB5 Targets Multi-Level Marketing Companies – See How this Could Affect Your ACA Compliance

    3 minute read: Multi-level marketing giant Amway was sued in a proposed class action earlier this year for misclassifying its Independent Business Owners (IBOs) as independent contractors instead...

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  • ACA’s Expansion of Medicaid Key Player for Providing Health Coverage Amid COVID-19

    ACA’s Expansion of Medicaid Key Player for Providing Health Coverage Amid COVID-19

    2 minute read: By now it’s become abundantly clear how important it is for individuals to have health coverage. COVID-19 or not, healthcare is saving lives and the ACA has

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  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave and the ACA

    Emergency Paid Sick Leave and the ACA

    3 minute read: If you are a U.S. business, there is a good chance that one or more of your employees have taken emergency paid sick leave. Such leaves may

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  • Why CMS’s 2021 Payment Notice May Lead to More PTC Allocations

    Why CMS’s 2021 Payment Notice May Lead to More PTC Allocations

    2 minute read: Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021 (2021 Payment Notice). The rule includes

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  • New IRS Notice May Provide Relief and ACA Exposure

    New IRS Notice May Provide Relief and ACA Exposure

    2 minute read: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has instituted a number of important adjustments to employee benefits plan compliance rules. Recently, the

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  • Employers May See More ACA Penalties As a Result of COVID-19

    Employers May See More ACA Penalties As a Result of COVID-19

    2 minute read: A new data analysis report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) finds the vast majority of Americans who lost their job amid COVID-19will be eligible for government

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  • Know your Tax Relief and ACA Compliance Obligations during the Pandemic: California Governor’s Executive Order brings Property Tax penalty R

    Know your Tax Relief and ACA Compliance Obligations during the Pandemic: California Governor’s Executive Order brings Property Tax penalty R

    2 minute read: On May 6, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-61-20 providing some property tax penalty relief to individual and small business taxpayer’s who have been

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