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  • Why IRS Enforcement of the ACA Will Become More Severe in 2020

    Why IRS Enforcement of the ACA Will Become More Severe in 2020

    3 minute read: The beginning of a new decade is not the only thing certain in 2020 – employers can also count on the IRS continuing to step up their

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  • ACA Full-Time: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

    ACA Full-Time: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

    4 minute read: What constitutes a full-time employee under the Affordable Care Act? The answer is not as simple as it seems. Getting this full-time employee count right matters under

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  • New Jersey’s ABC Test Could Impact ACA Compliance and Reporting

    New Jersey’s ABC Test Could Impact ACA Compliance and Reporting

    3 minute read: The state of New Jersey has introduced SB 4204 which would change the way employers classify their workforce. SB 4204 will require employers to administer the ABC

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  • Five ACA Resources to Help with Compliance in 2020

    Five ACA Resources to Help with Compliance in 2020

    1 minute read: As many of you start to focus on what 2020 has in store for your organization, we’re sure ACA compliance is on your list. As employers start

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  • California’s Individual Mandate is Here

    California’s Individual Mandate is Here

    2 minute read: Now that it is 2020, several state-wide Individual Mandates have gone into effect, including California’s. As of January 1, California residents, including domestic partners and...

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  • Tis’ The Season to Check the Health of Your Data for ACA Reporting

    Tis’ The Season to Check the Health of Your Data for ACA Reporting

    5 minute read: The end of 2019 is here and that means that if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get your Affordable Care Act (ACA) filings in

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  • ACA to Remain Following Fifth Circuit Court Decision

    ACA to Remain Following Fifth Circuit Court Decision

    2 minute read: On Wednesday of this week, the Fifth Circuit handed down a ruling regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The majority of the ACA will continue

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  • New Jersey Issues Updated State-Level ACA Reporting Guidance

    New Jersey Issues Updated State-Level ACA Reporting Guidance

    2 minute read: The state of New Jersey has issued updated guidance regarding state-level ACA health insurance reporting. Employers, regardless of size, who offer Minimum Essential Coverage to...

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  • Proposed Health Care Data Transparency Rule Complements ACA

    Proposed Health Care Data Transparency Rule Complements ACA

    2 minute read: As the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate moves into its sixth year of operation, federal agencies have proposed a rule to promote better health care cost transparency.

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  • Proposed Health Care Data Transparency Rule Complements ACA

    Proposed Health Care Data Transparency Rule Complements ACA

    2 minute read: As the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate moves into its sixth year of operation, federal agencies have proposed a rule to promote better health care cost transparency.

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  • Changing the Poverty Level Could Impact the ACA

    Changing the Poverty Level Could Impact the ACA

    3 minute read: The Trump Administration has proposed changing the methodology for calculating the federal poverty level (FPL). As expected, it could have serious implications for the Affordable...

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  • Employers Need to Meet IRS Deadlines to Avoid ACA Penalties

    Employers Need to Meet IRS Deadlines to Avoid ACA Penalties

    3 minute read:  The IRS recently issued an extension for furnishing forms 1094-C and 1095-C to employees for the 2019 tax year, which extends the schedule employers need to keep

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  • ACA Filing Takeaways for The New Year

    ACA Filing Takeaways for The New Year

    2 minute read: As the 2019 tax year winds down, we wanted to let you know that we have curated a list of our most common and relevant ACA filing

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  • IRS Issues Deadline Extension for Furnishing Forms 1095-C

    IRS Issues Deadline Extension for Furnishing Forms 1095-C

    2 minute read: To kick off the holiday season, the IRS has issued Notice 2019-63, which extends the deadline for distributing Form 1095-C for the 2019 tax year to full-time

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  • What to Expect from California’s Individual Mandate

    What to Expect from California’s Individual Mandate

    2 minute read: The new year is almost upon us and a number of states including California will have their statewide Individual Mandate take effect. Come January 1, 2020 employers

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  • Letter 972CG Late Penalty Assessments are Becoming More Difficult to Repeal

    Letter 972CG Late Penalty Assessments are Becoming More Difficult to Repeal

    2 minute read: Earlier this year, the IRS started issuing in Letter 972CG ACA penalties to employers who filed their annual ACA information past IRS deadlines established in IRC Section

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  • IRS Issues Draft 2019 ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Reporting Instructions

    IRS Issues Draft 2019 ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Reporting Instructions

    The IRS has released draft versions of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, as well as the reporting instructions for the 2019 tax year, to be filed and furnished in 2020. You

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  • ACA Affordability to Decrease for the 2020 Tax Year

    ACA Affordability to Decrease for the 2020 Tax Year

    3 minute read: In 2020, the affordability threshold will decrease. What that means is that employers will need to contribute more to their employee’s health coverage in order to fall

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  • The Look-Back Measurement Method Can Help Prevent ACA Penalties

    The Look-Back Measurement Method Can Help Prevent ACA Penalties

    4 minute read: Determining the accurate full-time employee count during a calendar year is important for Affordable Care Act compliance. Classifying employees incorrectly can lead to inaccurate...

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  • Mark These 2020 Dates for ACA Reporting for 2019

    Mark These 2020 Dates for ACA Reporting for 2019

    3 minute read: Every year, the IRS requires employers to submit important ACA information to the agency and their employees. Here are some important dates to keep in mind for

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