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  • Possible ACA Outcomes If Joe Biden Is Elected in November

    Possible ACA Outcomes If Joe Biden Is Elected in November

    2 minute read: With the 2020 presidential election a few short weeks out, it’s incredibly important that voters understand what Joe Biden versus Donald Trump will do to the ACA

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  • What Employers Need to Know About Form 1095-C

    What Employers Need to Know About Form 1095-C

    2 minute read: “What exactly is Form 1095-C?” It’s a question that employers often ask when they’re first introduced to the responsibilities of the ACA’s Employer Mandate. In this post,

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  • SCOTUS Nominee & ACA Compliance Complications

    SCOTUS Nominee & ACA Compliance Complications

    2 minute read: With the potential of Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, becoming the newest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in time for the November 10, 2020 hearing on

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  • Employers Must Show Reasonable Cause for Failure to File IRS Forms

    Employers Must Show Reasonable Cause for Failure to File IRS Forms

    2 minute read: The IRS imposes penalties for late filing of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C or for late furnishing of Forms 1095-C under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 6721 and

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  • Big IRS News Concerning 2020 ACA Deadlines

    Big IRS News Concerning 2020 ACA Deadlines

    2 minute read: The IRS just released very important guidance concerning employers’ obligations under the Affordable Care Act. Notice 2020-76, released October 2, 2020, addresses a broad array of...

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  • Proposition 22 Will Require Healthcare Subsidies and Reporting

    Proposition 22 Will Require Healthcare Subsidies and Reporting

    2 minute read: Proponents of Proposition 22 have flooded TV airwaves with ads warning against the loss of jobs if Prop 22 does not pass. Prop 22 is a ballot

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  • ACA Expectations Heading into the 2020 Election

    ACA Expectations Heading into the 2020 Election

    3 minute read: As the fourth quarter of 2020 draws near, so does the presidential election. A popular topic of debate to be addressed in the coming election is healthcare,

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  • IRS Releases New ACA Filing Information for the 2020 Tax Year

    IRS Releases New ACA Filing Information for the 2020 Tax Year

    2 minute read: The IRS has published various Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIRs) documents for the 2020 tax year with which employers will need to familiarize themselves before filing

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  • What You Need to Know About Letter 5699

    What You Need to Know About Letter 5699

    2 minute read: What Is Letter 5699? Letter 5699, Missing Information Return Form 1094/1095-C, is used to make initial contact with an organization that the IRS believes may have been

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  • New IRS Notice Addresses COVID-19, Medicaid, and the ACA

    New IRS Notice Addresses COVID-19, Medicaid, and the ACA

    2 minute read: New IRS guidance addresses the intersection of COVID-19, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a bid to increase COVID-19 testing in the U.S., one facet

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  • ACA Office Reopens & Issues 2018 Penalty Letters

    ACA Office Reopens & Issues 2018 Penalty Letters

    1 minute read: The IRS Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enforcement Office, located in Ogden, Utah, had been temporarily closed since late March 2020, due to state stay-at-home orders issued in

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  • How AB 2257 May Change Employers’ ACA Compliance Process

    How AB 2257 May Change Employers’ ACA Compliance Process

    2 minute read: California’s AB 5 has forever changed how employers work with freelance workers; that much is certain. A new bill, however, may provide relief for employers that work

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  • What California Residents Need to Know About the Individual Mandate

    What California Residents Need to Know About the Individual Mandate

    2 minute read: As the summer begins to wind down, the events that mark the end of the year draw near. For residents of California, it could be the reality

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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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  • Covered California Introduces New Special Enrollment Period

    Covered California Introduces New Special Enrollment Period

    1 minute read: Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, has introduced a new special enrollment period to benefit victims of the 500+...

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  • SBA Posts New Interim Rule on SBA Loan Review Decisions Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    SBA Posts New Interim Rule on SBA Loan Review Decisions Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    2  minute read: On August 12, 2020, the Small Business Association (SBA) issued a new interim final rule that provides guidance for borrowers and lenders on the appeal procedure for

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  • ACA Reporting to Grow in Complexity Due to State Individual Mandates

    ACA Reporting to Grow in Complexity Due to State Individual Mandates

    3 minute read: Employers with operations in states that have additional state level ACA reporting as a requirement of the state’s Individual Mandate know that it’s no easy undertaking, but

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  • New Jersey Adopts ACA Provision to Lower Healthcare Costs

    New Jersey Adopts ACA Provision to Lower Healthcare Costs

    3 minute read: Earlier this month, New Jersey signed into law a state version of an Affordable Care Act provision, the Health Insurance Assessment (HIA) program. New Jersey is the

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  • New Victory Shows ACA’s Staying Power in Court

    New Victory Shows ACA’s Staying Power in Court

    2 minute read: In another court victory for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appellate court ruled in Texas v. Rettig that a provision of the ACA that imposes

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  • IRS Affordability Safe Harbors Help Avoid ACA Penalties

    IRS Affordability Safe Harbors Help Avoid ACA Penalties

    4 minute read: How exactly do employers prove to the IRS that the healthcare plans they are offering to their workforce are affordable under the Affordable Care Act? It’s an

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