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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, theIRS requires employers to submit important ACA information to the agency and their employees. Here are some important dates to keep in mind for submitting

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  • IRS Using Levy Power to Collect ACA Penalties

    IRS Using Levy Power to Collect ACA Penalties

    2 minute read: It’s bad enough that employers could face financial penalties for not complying with the Affordable Care Act. Now, the IRS has started using its levy power to

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  • D.C. Offers Employers Guidance on New ACA-Related Individual Mandate

    D.C. Offers Employers Guidance on New ACA-Related Individual Mandate

    2 minute read: The District of Columbia’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) has issued new guidance on employer reporting requirements for the District’s Individual Taxpayer Health Insurance...

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  • Incorrect ITINs Will Cause Havoc With ACA Compliance

    Incorrect ITINs Will Cause Havoc With ACA Compliance

    3 minute read: Earlier this year the IRS announced that roughly 2 million ITINs are set to expire December 31. This could pose a significant risk to your organization’s Affordable

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  • The Triangle of Trust Is Critical for ACA Compliance [UPDATE]

    The Triangle of Trust Is Critical for ACA Compliance [UPDATE]

    3 minute read: Creating the optimal alignment of data, regulatory expertise and software is critical in achieving ACA compliance. We call this principle the Triangle of TrustSM. This principle has

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  • Transgender Rights at Risk in ACA Case

    Transgender Rights at Risk in ACA Case

    3 minute read: A legal case focused on transgender rights may provide further validation of the protections offered by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The case involves Sergeant

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  • The ACA Monthly Measurement Method: A Few Examples

    The ACA Monthly Measurement Method: A Few Examples

    3 minute read: When trying to determine whether employees are considered to be full-time under the Affordable Care Act, employers must use one of two measurement methods mandated by the

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  • California Bill AB5 May Impact Your ACA Compliance Process

    California Bill AB5 May Impact Your ACA Compliance Process

    2 minute read: California employers may have another level of complexity coming their way in regards to compliance with the Affordable Care Act. The California state legislature has passed a

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  • Proposed IRS Regs Provide Guidance on ACA and HRAs

    Proposed IRS Regs Provide Guidance on ACA and HRAs

    3 minute read: Recently proposed IRS regulations provide guidance to employers who want to start offering individual coverage HRAs in place of offers of health coverage under the Affordable Care

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  • Get to Know the ACA’s Statewide Individual Mandates

    Get to Know the ACA’s Statewide Individual Mandates

    3 minute read: In January 2019, the federal Individual Mandate was effectively eliminated. Many states responded by implementing their own and some of them have both employer and employee penalties

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  • Eliminating the ACA’s Cadillac Tax Will Not Impact the Employer Mandate

    Eliminating the ACA’s Cadillac Tax Will Not Impact the Employer Mandate

    3 minute read: All eyes on are the U.S. Senate to see if a vote will be taken to eliminate a tax associated with the Affordable Care Act. The tax

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  • These Common Mistakes Can Result in ACA Penalties

    These Common Mistakes Can Result in ACA Penalties

    3 minute read: Affordable Care Act compliance can be time-consuming and complex. There are a myriad of issues that can arise during the course of the year that can make

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  • Maine Implements a Statewide Health Exchange

    Maine Implements a Statewide Health Exchange

    2 minute read: Maine will become the next state to administer its own statewide health exchange. The state will however, continue to operate on the federal healthcare.gov website platform. The

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  • Government Employers Are Not Exempt from the ACA

    Government Employers Are Not Exempt from the ACA

    3 minute read:  No organization is immune to the responsibilities of the Affordable Care Act, as a Texas County recently discovered. Galveston County, Texas, received an IRS Letter 972CG penalty

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  • New Jersey Issues Employer Guidance on State-Level ACA Reporting

    New Jersey Issues Employer Guidance on State-Level ACA Reporting

    2 minute read:  The state of New Jersey has issued information for employers on third-party reporting to support the state’s new individual healthcare mandate. Employers with employees in New Jersey

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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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  • IRS Penalties Create A Hurricane for Businesses Failing to Comply with the ACA

    IRS Penalties Create A Hurricane for Businesses Failing to Comply with the ACA

    5 minute read: It’s a hurricane of IRS penalty notices. And it’s no laughing matter for businesses that have failed to comply with the Affordable Care Act. The IRS is

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  • IRS Renews Insurer Fees

    IRS Renews Insurer Fees

    1 minute read: The IRS has released Notice 2019-50, which outlines the Applicable Fee amount for the 2020 tax year. This is the fee to be charged to health insurance

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  • ACA Approval Ratings on The Rise

    ACA Approval Ratings on The Rise

    3 minute read:  As the discussion over the 2020 election begins to take shape, we can expect the Affordable Care Act to be a topic of debate. However, based on

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